Dear Members,

The BIIA Newsletter March II – 2015 Issue is posted on this website.  To download the document, please click on this link: BIIA Newsletter March II – 2015 Issue Final-2

Late Breaking News:

  • Outsell BrainGain Event: “Opening New Markets in Asia”
  • India Launches Micro Units Development Agency (MUDRA BANK)
  • Google Launches Small-business Initiative “Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map”
  • What Grows, what Does Not! A Summary of Q4 2014 Revenue Growth

Member News:

  • Creditreform Germany Announces New International Report Formats
  • Creditreform Financial Statements Database Announces Weekly Updates
  • Experian Marketing Services Publishes White Paper: “Why Privacy Matters in a Data Driven Economy”
  • Experian
  • CRIF Establishes Credit Bureau in Jordan
  • Veda Supports Fintech Hub in Sydney
  • Bisnode Q4 Revenues Up 0.4% – Full Year Down 1.1%
  • Bisnode Acquires Business Partners Verification System OCTOPUS

Industry News:

  • Law Business Research Ltd. Acquires Just Anti-Corruption
  • LinkedIn Acquires HR Startup Careerify
  • Nielsen Forms Strategic Alliance with Concentric
  • Nielsen Acquires eXelate
  • com and Microsoft Corp. Invest in at $1.5bn Valuation
  • Salesforce Adds Capabilities to its Marketing Cloud with Predictive Decisions
  • Harte Hanks Acquires 3Q Digital, Inc.
  • Interactive Data Corporation Q4 2014 Revenue Up 3.1% –  Full Year 3.8%

News from China:

  • Alibaba’s Jack Ma Introduces ‘Pay-With-Selfie’ Technology
  • Global Sources 2014 Revenues Flat – Profits Down


  • Chet Wiermanski: Would Time Series Credit Scores Add Value to Consumer Credit Reports

BIIA Welcomes CCR Business Information Canada as a new member.


Outsell BrainGain Asia Landing Banner 23feb2015Book Now:  Outsell’s BrainGain Event in Singapore co-produced by BIIA.   Anthea Stratigos, Outsell’s CEO and Co-founder, David Worlock, BIIA Chairman and & Co-Chair of Outsell’s Leadership Programs and Joachim C. Bartels, BIIA Managing Director team up to present an Asia Pacific Information Industry Outlook


We thank our members for their support and contributions to this newsletter.

Joachim C Bartels
Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief