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Publicis Groupe and Alibaba Strike Partnership

Publicis Groupe and Alibaba Group have struck a partnership to create a new Uni Desk, which is part of Uni Marketing, Alibaba’s data-powered marketing framework. The collaboration will look to benefit clients of Publicis Media, Publicis Communications and Publicis.Sapient. According to the agency, the move also reinforces its commitment to leadership in digital, data and technology. The partnership will focus ... Read More »

CoreLogic Acquires Mercury Network

CoreLogic® (NYSE: CLGX), a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, announced that the Company has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase valuation technology and appraisal management platform provider Mercury Network from Serent Capital. Concurrently with entry into the purchase agreement, the company has acquired a 45 percent passive minority stake in Mercury Network. The purchase of the remaining ... Read More »

Encompass Corporation Integrates with FactSet to Offer Global Know Your Customer Capability

Encompass Corporation, creator of Know Your Customer (KYC) software for banking, finance, legal and accountancy, announced that it is teaming with FactSet, a global provider of integrated financial information, analytical applications, and industry-leading services. The combination of FactSet’s data solutions and Encompass for KYC purposes enables truly global coverage for KYC and beneficial ownership checks. FactSet’s Data Management Solutions (DMS) ... Read More »

Ant Financial Enters Hong Kong Market with Alipay Mobile Wallet

Ant Financial, the finance arm of Alibaba, recently became the latest player in Hong Kong’s competitive mobile payments market after it announced the launch of its mobile wallet for Hong Kong users. The mobile wallet and payments app, dubbed AlipayHK, is similar to its Chinese counterpart Alipay – registered users are able to top up their mobile wallets and make ... Read More »

TINUBU SQUARE LAUNCHES TINUBU CREDIT INSURANCE SUITE CORE EDITION

Tinubu Square puts its know-how at the service of insurance start-ups Tinubu Square, the leading expert in trade credit risk management solutions for trade credit insurers and businesses, has announced the launch of a new version of its Credit Insurance Suite, aimed specifically at the needs of emerging credit insurance and reinsurance businesses.  The Tinubu Credit Insurance Suite Core Edition ... Read More »

The Future of Lending is Now with Latest TransUnion Prama Offerings

Changing credit landscape creates opportunities for fast-moving lenders As TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) data from the end of March 2017 suggest, the consumer credit market is as complex as ever. Mortgage delinquency rates: continuing to drop. Auto loan delinquency rates: rising. Personal loan market: growing, but slowing. Access to credit cards: highest since 2005. Maneuvering through this ever-changing credit landscape is difficult for lenders of ... Read More »

AppNexus, LiveRamp, and MediaMath Launch Technology Consortium to Enable People-Based Programmatic Advertising

AppNexus, LiveRamp™ – an Acxiom®company – and MediaMath announced the launch of an open, technology industry consortium to make people-based marketing widely available within programmatic channels. The three companies have agreed to create a standard identity framework that enables buyers and sellers of programmatic digital advertising to create more relevant campaigns and improve consumer experience. Additional companies initially joining the consortium are Index Exchange, LiveIntent,OpenX, and Rocket Fuel. ... Read More »

Thomson Reuters Q1 Revenues Up 2% (BFX), Operating Profit Up 43%

Thomson Reuters (TSX /NYSE: TRI) reported revenues were up 1%, compared to down 1% in the prior-year period. Before currency, revenues were up 2%, compared to up 1% in the prior-year period. Operating profit increased 43%, from $310 million to $444 million.  Adjusted EBITDA increased 17%, with the margin increasing 430 basis points to 31.1%.  Diluted earnings per share (EPS) ... Read More »

HG Data and Modern Analytics in Partnership

Modern Analytics Uses Technographics to Maximize Business Intelligence For years, Modern Analytics has offered fully automated, machine learning-based predictive analytics to support informed decision making in all facets of business.  While Modern Analytics offers the latest data science tools for modeling and computation, its customers still have a critical need for quality data to get better answers to their customer service, ... Read More »

Equifax Releases New Marketing Module on the BusinessConnect Platform

Providing Customers with Impactful Insights to Drive Successful Marketing Decisions Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) today announced the launch of BusinessConnect™ for Marketing, a powerful new module on the BusinessConnect platform that allows organizations to boost their marketing productivity and overall performance by synthesizing organization-wide customer insights into a single, user-friendly resource. BusinessConnect for Marketing can help increase marketing performance and ROI through the ... Read More »

Acxiom Partners with DataXpand to Reach Lucrative Latin American, Spanish and U.S. Hispanic Audiences

Acxiom® (Nasdaq: ACXM), announced a new partnership with DataXpand, the first international data management platform (DMP) and data/audience marketplace, which launches Acxiom’s Latin America, Spain, and U.S. Hispanic digital audience. Acxiom clients may now tap into data on internet behavior, interests, and demographics to market their products and services to a vast new population of consumers in the digital ecosystem. Acxiom will ... Read More »

Hyperwallet Partners Up With SoftBank for Asia-Pacific Region Expansion

Small businesses and freelancers just got a boost in the Asia-Pacific region. Global payouts provider Hyperwallet just announced its partnership with Japan-based SoftBank Payment Service (SBPS). Through this effort, Hyperwallet’s ancillary office in Japan will help to expedite the payout process and options for those in the area. With SBPS’s functionality incorporated into the Hyperwallet system, clients doing transactions in ... Read More »

Supply Chain Management:  Thomson Reuters Projects Platform Launched to Target MENA Construction Sector

Thomson Reuters launched its latest online platform: Thomson Reuters Projects. Designed to cater to professionals in an increasingly complex, sophisticated and competitive construction industry, TR Projects will introduce reliable information, transparency and actionable insight into one of the region’s key development Industries. With the construction market’s growing demand for a platform that can provide detailed project information, Thomson Reuters Projects ... Read More »

Alibaba’s Ant Financial to Develop Services in Indonesia as Global Expansion Continues

Ant Financial, the fintech company affiliated with Alibaba, is continuing its global expansion. The firm has taken its first official step into Indonesia today after it announced a joint venture to develop local financial services.  The company has partnered with conglomerate Emtek, Indonesia’s second largest media firm and an investor in -major e-commerce player Bukalapak, to enter Indonesia, which is ... Read More »

LexisNexis Risk Solutions in Alliance with Applied Systems

Applied Systems announced an alliance with LexisNexis Risk Solutions, a leading provider of data, analytics and technology for the insurance industry. This collaboration enables agencies to provide quicker and more accurate quotes with automated data prefill workflows in Applied Rater, the industry’s most accurate, cloud-based insurance quoting application for independent agencies. Applied Rater is a cloud-based insurance quoting application for ... Read More »