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LexisNexis Announces Intention to Acquire Health Market Science

Healthcare Info Platf LexisNexis® Risk Solutions, a division of Reed Elsevier, announced its intent to acquire Health Market Science (HMS), a leading supplier of high-quality data on health care professionals and an administrator of one of the largest practitioner-level medical claims databases in the U.S. LexisNexis, together with HMS, will deliver best-in-class data and data linking capabilities to help address ... Read More »

TransUnion Acquires Drivers History

TransUnion announced the acquisition of a majority interest in Drivers History, a leading provider of traffic violations and criminal court data. This transaction enhances TransUnion’s position as a trusted provider of data and analytic solutions to the insurance industry and strengthens Drivers History’s offering and market access by leveraging TransUnion’s carrier relationships and connectivity.  Although it will retain its operational ... Read More »

Alibaba Invests USD 50million in TV Remote Application Firm

Alibaba Group Holding, has invested over US$ 50 million in California-based start-up firm, Peel Technologies which developed a remote application for television.  The application can control over 3,500 brands of televisions and 600 set-top-boxes.  Peel will utilise the fund to expand its line of products and services. This is apparently the second round of funding from Alibaba – in 2013, the ... Read More »

Alibaba Buys Majority Stake in ChinaVision

Alibaba has paid more than $800m for a majority stake in Hong Kong-listed ChinaVision Media Group. The ChinaVision deal will address what analysts say is Alibaba’s competitive disadvantage in video entertainment, where it lags behind both Baidu and Tencent. China’s online video scene is already the biggest in the world, with more than 400m viewers and hundreds of millions more ... Read More »

International Business Machines (IBM) Acquires UrbanCode

International Business Machines Corp. has acquired UrbanCode Inc., which helps businesses quickly deliver mobile, social, big data and cloud software.  Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. With UrbanCode’s technology, businesses can reduce the cycle time it takes to get updates or new applications into market, from months to minutes.   By combining UrbanCode software with the IBM Worklight technology, ... Read More »