Category Archives: Users of Information

Equifax Q1 2014 Revenues Up 3%

Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) reported revenue from continuing operations of $584.5 million in the first quarter of 2014, a 3 percent increase from the first quarter of 2013 and a 5 percent increase in local currency. “Our performance this quarter was … Continue reading

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Facebook Q1 2014 Revenues Up 72%

Facebook just released its earnings for the first quarter, with revenue of $2.50 billion, up 72% year-over-year.  Revenue from advertising was $2.27 billion, up 82% over that time. Daily active users were 802 million as of last month, up of … Continue reading

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Transunion and Rocket Fuel Combine Technologies to Enable Artificial Intelligence Powered Online/Offline Marketing Initiatives

TransUnion and Rocket Fuel (NASDAQ: FUEL), a leading provider of artificial intelligence (AI) advertising solutions for digital marketers, announced a partnership to boost return on investment (ROI) for financial institutions’ advertising initiatives.  This partnership will enable financial services companies to … Continue reading

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Australian Country Risk Climate:  Business Credit Demand lifts Moderately 2.1%

Veda’s Business Credit Demand Index lifts moderately 2.1%, with Business Loan Demand fuelled by 18% growth in Commercial Mortgage Growth Moderate lift in business credit demand to 2.1% for the March quarter (vs March quarter 2013), but mining states show … Continue reading

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Google First Quarter 2014 Revenue Up 19%

Google Inc. announced financial results for the first quarter of 2014 reporting revenue growth of 19% year on year.  Consolidated revenues were $15.42 billion for the quarter ended March 31, 2014, an increase of 19% compared to the first quarter … Continue reading

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Small-business Owners in the USA Lose More Than a Week Every Year to Tax Preparation and Paperwork

According to a recent article by Bloomberg, small-business owners spend on average more than 40 hours — the equivalent of a full workweek — filing their federal taxes every year. One in four spends at least three full weeks on the annual … Continue reading

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S&P Granted Permission to Access Government Documents

Things are looking up for S&P in its defense against the US$5bn lawsuit filed by the US Federal Government.   A California judge on Tuesday granted S&P permission to access federal documents from the days after S&P stripped the US of its AAA … Continue reading

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Experian Credit Insight Program Unveiled

Experian Credit Insight Program unveiled to empower consumers with more than a score, combining credit scores and credit education on statements Experian® announced its Experian Credit Insight Program, which currently is available for financial institutions of all sizes and offers … Continue reading

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SME Access to Finance: Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Pledges Reforms

In the wake of accusations that RBS sought to profit from harming rather than helping small business customers,  RBS has promised to overhaul the way it handles small and medium-sized businesses in financial distress.  Much evidence came to light about the … Continue reading

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Country Risk Climates: Trends to Keep an Eye On

Macedonia – elections to watch; Moldova – the next domino after Crimea? Turkey – prospects for the lira; Ukraine – a massive interest rate hike; Venezuela – dire currency forecast. ALGERIA:  There is no doubt that today’s presidential elections will … Continue reading

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D&B Ramps Up Data and Analytics by Acquiring Fliptop’s Social Data Matching Business Unit

Acquisition expands D&B data and analytics to include social data delivered through the cloud D&B (NYSE: DNB) has acquired the social data matching business unit of Fliptop, a leader in software solutions that aggregates public web and social data.  The … Continue reading

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China Country Risk Climate: Shopping Malls are Losing Ground to e-Commerce

According to a McKinsey report Chinese mall developers go bankrupt —especially state-owned ones. Shopping malls are losing ground to the online marketplace.  While overall retail sales are growing, e-retail sales jumped by 50 percent in 2013. Although the rate of … Continue reading

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THE 2nd ANNUAL BIG DATA WORLD SHOW MALAYSIA 2014: SUMMIT & EXHIBITION

Harnessing the Power of Big Data in Asia Riding on the success of Big Data World Show Malaysia held last year, the 2nd Annual Big Data World Show Malaysia 2014 will take place on September 9 and 10 at Shangri-La … Continue reading

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Credit Information in India – Version 2

On 22 March, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) released the Report of the Aditya Puri led Committee to recommend Data Formats for Furnishing of Credit Information to Credit Information Companies. This report is open for public comments till 30 … Continue reading

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Intapp Acquires The Frayman Group

Intapp, Inc. announced the acquisition of The Frayman Group (TFG), a company offering risk management software for law firms.  With this move, Intapp further extends its position as the leading provider of risk management software for the legal industry, offering … Continue reading

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