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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 »

Equifax Cloud-Based InterConnect® Platform Transforms Credit and Risk Decisioning, Receives Robust Review from Industry Expert

Equifax Inc. announced its redesigned platform, InterConnect®, was reviewed by leading decision management consulting firm, Decision Management Solutions. Created to revolutionize the industry standard for accuracy and speed-to-market, InterConnect empowers frontline business users through a modular insights environment that defines, automates and deploys decision strategies with more speed and agility than ever before. “Building on Equifax data and insights as the foundation, the ... Read More »

Lattice Helps Marketing & Sales Build Smarter Campaigns Fueled by Dun & Bradstreet Data

Next-Gen Predictive Platform Creates Targeted Campaigns with High-Impact Data Lattice Engines, a leading provider of revenue acceleration solutions, today announced the newest release of its Predictive Insights Platform. This enhanced platform is driven by a partnership with Dun & Bradstreet which uniquely enables Lattice to access information from the world’s largest commercial database containing 265 million business records. By analyzing 16K+ attributes ... Read More »

Made-in-China.com 2016 Revenue Up 38%

Focus Technology, the holding company of Made-in-China.com, reported its financial results for the year ended 31st December 2016.  Total revenues were US$99 million in 2016, up 38% over the previous year.  However, net profit dropped by 29%, to US$16 million.  Diluted earnings per share in the year were RMB 0.95 (US$0.14). The company’ management attributed the increase in revenues to: ... Read More »

PICO Launches One-stop O2O Exhibitor Service Platform allows Easy, Economical and Efficient Sourcing

Pico Far East Holdings Limited is pleased to announce that its disruptive strategic platform has just launched its second initiative – E3 (Easy. Events. Exhibition), a one-stop O2O exhibitor service platform dedicated for SME exhibitors. The recently-released Annual Report on China’s Exhibition Economy shows that the exhibition industry in China will continue to enjoy steady growth. Trade shows and exhibitions are major avenues ... Read More »

Rocket Fuel Expands Global Presence with New Prague Office Focused on Engineering

Expansion Driven by Further Developing AI And Machine Learning Capabilities for Rocket Fuel’s Predictive Marketing Platform Rocket Fuel Inc. (NASDAQ: FUEL), a leading predictive marketing platform provider, today announced the opening of an office in Prague, Czech Republic. This new location will allow Rocket Fuel to expand its global presence and leverage Prague’s diverse tech talent to build out its engineering ... Read More »

Western Union Seeks Patent for Digital Currency Analysis

Money transfer company Western Union is seeking a patent for a transaction analysis system that could be applied to digital currencies like bitcoin. The US Patent and Trademark Office (USTPO) published Western Union’s patent application for methods and systems related to “multi-network transaction analysis” on 16th March. The application, which lists 6 inventors, was originally submitted in September of last year. While ... Read More »