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Yelp Launches in the Philippines to Expand Asia Presence

Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP) announced the launch of Yelp Philippines (http://www.yelp.com.ph). Beginning today, people across the Philippines are able to read reviews about great local businesses and create accounts on Yelp.com.ph to share their opinions. Yelp’s free iPhone and Android apps will be available as well as its free suite of business owner tools: Yelp for Business Owners (http://biz.yelp.com.ph). Source: Prnewswire.com Read More »

Acxiom Launches LiveRamp Connect across Australia & New Zealand

Connects the Digital Marketing Ecosystem Acxiom a customer data solutions and marketing services company, acquired privately held San Francisco based LiveRamp in 2014, the leading service for onboarding customer data into digital marketing applications, for approximately $310 million. Together, Acxiom and LiveRamp became the industry-leading solution for bringing offline customer data online accelerating Acxiom’s vision of a connected ecosystem that delivers ... Read More »

FICO Establishes New Office in Stockholm

FICO has been expanding its business in the Nordics, working with important regional banks including EnterCard, Gjensidige and Nordea. The company helps these firms and others use advanced analytics to fight fraud, manage customers and improve collections.FICO (NYSE:FICO) announced it is opening an office in Stockholm, Sweden. At a launch event on April 14, Wayne Huyard, executive vice president for Sales, ... Read More »

Moody’s to Acquire Equilibrium – Enters Peru

Moody’s Corporation announced that it has agreed to acquire Equilibrium, a leading provider of credit rating and research services in Peru and other countries in Latin America. Based in Peru, Equilibrium has operated since 1996. Following the acquisition, Equilibrium will continue to issue domestic ratings in Peru and Panama with an independent analytical and rating committee process. Renzo Barbieri will ... Read More »

Indian Credit Reporting Company MIRA Inform Enters the USA

The India based commercial credit report supplier MIRA Inform announced the formation Mira Inform America LLC, U.S.A., which was incorporated on 19th Nov 2014.  The company will produce ‘freshly investigated’ credit reports on U.S. & Canadian companies. will also market Asian & Indian credit reports in US and neighboring countries. In conjunction with this announcement MIRA INFORM India said that ... Read More »

LexisNexis to Enter Chinese Auto Insurance Market Through Joint-venture with Jing You

LexisNexis® Risk Solutions has announced its intention to create a joint-venture with Jing You, a leading private supplier of data, software and services to the insurance industry in the People’s Republic of China. The joint-venture will supply data to insurance companies in China and be based in Beijing. The partnership is part of LexisNexis Risk Solutions’ strategy of internationalizing its ... Read More »

HG Data Expands Coverage Footprint to Asia-Pacific and Europe

A pioneer in reporting on the use of enterprise technology, HG Data Company is expanding its geographic footprint in 2015.  Initially with its launch in the U.S. in 2010, it became best known for its unique ability in tracking the presence of more than 4000 IT products and technologies at more than 1 million business locations in North America. Effective ... Read More »

Coface Licensed to Sell Credit Insurance in Colombia

Coface has obtained a license from the local regulatory bodies enabling it to sell its credit insurance solutions directly.  Colombian companies will now be able to take full advantage of Coface’s expertise in the fields of credit risk prevention and protection for all their domestic and export trade operations, as well as benefit from its extensive international network. The Colombian ... Read More »

S&P to Open CEE Operational Hub in Poland

Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s will open a CEE hub in Poland.  The Warsaw office will serve as a hub for S&P’s operations, serving financial markets across Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Marcin Petrykowski S&P to Open CEE Operational Hub Poland has been appointed as the managing director of the new office as well as regional director for the CEE region. ... Read More »

Cloudera Launches China Offices to Expand Presence in Asia

George Ling appointed Head of Cloudera China to address Growing Customer Demand and Local Innovation Cloudera, a supplier for enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop™, announced the opening of new offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, China. The new sites will help accelerate Cloudera’s presence in China and Asia, addressing current and growing customer demand for Hadoop-based solutions. Local ... Read More »

Google to Double Asian Data Center Investment

Google has said it will double its investment in a data center it is building in Taiwan due to a sharp rise in internet use.  Google had already invested US$300 million in this data center however between July and September more than 60 million people in Asia got onto mobile internet for the first time.  Almost as many people which ... Read More »

Rosetta Stone Enters China with $28M Acquisition

Rosetta Stone Inc. is to acquire Tell Me More S.A., a language learning software company with a significant presence in Europe, Latin America, China and the U.S., for $28 million. Tell Me More gets about 95 percent of its business from corporate and higher education customers. Rosetta Stone says the acquisition will increase its corporate and education business to more ... Read More »

Tencent Expands Internationally with Equinix

China’s leading content provider enhances and extends delivery of services via Platform Equinix in Hong Kong Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) announced that Tencent, China’s leading content provider, has deployed in Equinix’s Hong Kong data center, with plans for future expansion in additional markets globally.  The deployment will enable Tencent to expand the availability of its Internet services internationally while delivering high-performance ... Read More »

General Finance Corporation selects CRIF Decisioning as a Service for consumer and SME lending in Trinidad and Tobago

CRIF has been selected by General Finance Corporation (GFC) as a strategic partner in light of its proven track record in delivering similar high-performance solutions for banks and financial institutions in the Americas as well as on a worldwide level through the CRIF Group. Specifically SOL, the CRIF Mexico Decisioning as a Service (DaaS) solution for automated credit decisions powered ... Read More »

CRIF Opens Offices in Hong Kong and the Philippines

CRIF, a company specializing in the development and management of credit reporting, business information and decision support systems, today announced the opening of two new offices in Hong Kong, China, and Manila, in the Philippines, to meet the increasing demand for risk and credit management solutions in the region. Alongside existing operations in China and Indonesia, and consolidated partnerships in ... Read More »

Thomson Reuters Launches Practical Law Service in China

Thomson Reuters announced it has expanded the scope of Practical Law, the leading provider of online know-how to lawyers worldwide, with the launch of a dedicated China service.   Practical Law China is the first legal know-how service of its kind to provide transactional support to lawyers doing business in, or with parties based in, mainland China. Practical Law China was ... Read More »

Alibaba Unveils U.S.-based Investment Organisation

Alibaba Group, announced the establishment of a U.S.-based investment organisation that will focus on supporting innovative platforms, products and ideas in e-commerce and emerging technologies. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, the team will be led by Michael Zeisser as chairman of U.S. Investments for Alibaba Group. Zeisser has previous experience with Liberty Media’s eCommerce Group for strategies in ... Read More »

Jamaica: CRIF NM’s Credit Information Bureau Begins Operations

CRIF NM Credit Assure Limited, a joint venture between CRIF and Neal & Massy, announced the launch of the technical and business operations for its world class credit bureau in Jamaica, supporting the development of the retail credit industry in the country. CRIF NM received a fully operational status from the Bank of Jamaica on May 1, 2013 after satisfactorily ... Read More »