Dear Members,

The BIIA Newsletter February I 2014 Issue is posted on this website.  To access the newsletter click on this link:  BIIA Newsletter February I – 2014 Issue (ab)

Late Breaking News:

  • Google ‘Captures’ DeepMind
  • TechMedia Network Acquires Buyer Zone
  • CallCredit on the Block
  • Spain: Market Size of Information Business Estimated at Euro 899 million

Member News:

  • Equifax Acquires TDX Group
  • Creditreform Launches ‘Firmenwissen’ Watchlist
  • HG Data’s BIG Data X-Ray Vision Boosts Marketing Response Rates
  • CRIF Acquires Turkish Receivables Management Company Recon
  • Marketing Automation is Not Marketing Strategy
  • Creditsafe Unveils Network View
  • Panjiva Unveils Network View
  • D&B ‘Makes Rain’ with a Partnership with FirstRain
  • Schufa Germany Mourns the Death of its Ombudsman Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c.mult. Winfried Hassemer

Industry News:

  • Google Enters “Internet of Things” with Acquisition of Nest for US$ 3.2 billion in Cash
  • Acxiom Audience Operating System Builds Momentum, Adds New Features
  • Acxiom Begins Layoffs
  • Apple Acquires Social-analytic Company Topsy for US$ 200 million
  • Experian Q3 Revenues Up 5% – Decision Analytics Grew by 16%
  • Experian Releases QAS Email Validation
  • Thomson Reuters Launches Company Investigator

News from China:

  • Alibaba Partners with Weibo to Launch New Payment Service
  • Alibaba Completes Acquisition of Umeng
  • Alibaba to Launch Mobile Gaming Platform
  • Alibaba Invests in Data Content Services Provider Citic21
  • S&P Dow Jones Indices Pursues Asia and Latin American Growth
  • Baidu Revenues Up 42%

From the Regulatory Corner:

  • Outsell Inc. Report on Commercial Data Privacy Protection
  • Data Protection and Privacy: Implications for 2014

BIIA News:

  • BIIA Website Traffic

We thank our members for their contribution and support.

Joachim C Bartels
Managing Director