Dear Members and Friends,

Here is the July I – 2011 Issue of the BIIA Newsletter:  BIIA NEWSLETTER JULY I – 2011

Late Breaking News:   

  • Experian: Acquisition of Medical Present Value
  • Ascend Acquired by Flightglobal (Reed Business Information)
  • TransUnion in US$ 325 Million Initial Public Offering

Member News:

  • Sintotrust Research Feels the Pulse of the Automotive Sector
  • S&P Adds Public Finance Data and Risk Analytics to Global Credit Portal®
  • Creditreform Annual Report 2010:  Steady Growth Despite Difficult Times

Industry News:

  • Thomson Reuters and ITRS Join Forces for Infrastructure Management and Monitoring
  • Thomson Reuters Launched Idealratings Islamic Indices
  • Thomson Reuters Buys Online Legal Documents Company in Australia
  • Mobile Banking Fraud Part #1: Vulnerabilities of Mobile Devices
  • Experian Launches Precise ID(SM) for Customer Management
  • Microdata:  Google, Microsoft and Yahoo to Support New Semantic Markup Language Convention
  • Data Security:  Missing Discs Put Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Client Data at Risk
  • Interest in BIIA Coverage of Business Industry News on the Increase

News from China:

  • Alibaba Develops ‘Cloud’ Mobile-Operating System
  • Alibaba.com Forms Credit Loans Company in Chongqing
  • Alibaba USA on the Acquisition Trail
  • Boutique Investment Banking and Strategic Advisory Firm Marlin & Associates Opens Hong Kong Office
  • Baidu and Microsoft to Co-operate in Search in China
  • Baidu Takes 29% Stake in Online Ratings Firm Leftbrain
  • China’s Local Government Debt Estimated Higher than Official Audit

Affiliated Industry Association News:

  • Innovation and the Universal Postal Union (UPU) – Ideas from the Global Address Data Association

People on the Move:

  • Equifax UK Builds Public Sector Team
  • ProQuest Names Kurt Sanford CEO

What members say?   “Immediately following receipt of the newsletter alert I scan the content page and select the topics I am most interested in” – “The BIIA Newsletter has become an important source of what matters in the business information industry”.

BIIA website features:  The BIIA website www.biia.com contains over 1,800 postings segmented into over 400 categories:    If one wants to track quarterly results, M&A and product introductions by companies you should go to:  https://2018.biia.com/member-services/industry-news-by-company bearing in mind that many articles are password protected.  To get the full value of www.biia.com you should always log in.

We thank our members for their support and contributions.

Best regards

Joachim C Bartels

Managing Director