Dear Members,

The May I – 2013 Issue of the BIIA Newsletter is posted on this website.  To access the newsletter please click on this link: BIIA Newsletter May I – 2013 Issue

Late Breaking News:

  • IRON Solutions launches Index
  • What Grows?  A comparison of Equifax and Experian latest results
  • The Bloomberg Scandal: Omniscience and Omerta
  • Important news from the B-to-B marketing front
  • New White Papers added to the BIIA library

Member News

  • D&B introduces predictive analytics solutions
  • New D&B Hoovers Analytics Product
  • D&B Credit Bureau Tanzania to open in Dar es Salaam
  • Equifax Workforce Solution automates corporate compliance
  • Outsell Market Analysis:  “Data Management Platforms (DMPs) and Opportunities for Monetizing Data”
  • TransUnion Q1 revenues up 3.5%

Industry News:

  • Moody’s Q1 revenues up 13%
  • Buffett’s Berkshire Sells 1.75 million Moody’s shares
  • Experian Fiscal 2013 revenues up 10% (at constant exchange rates)
  • Acxiom fiscal 2013 revenues down 3%
  • McGraw-Hill Companies Q1 revenues up 14%  –  New Ticker Symbol

News from China

  • Alibaba Group Revenues Up 80% in Q4 2012
  • Alibaba to acquire 20-30% stake in AutoNavi
  • Experian sells Sinotrust Market Research to WPP TNS
  • Baidu acquires PPStream Online Video business for US$ 370 million

From the Regulatory Corner

  • EU privacy regulations to mandate compulsory role of data protection officer
  • US credit bureaus quietly fix reporting flaws

We also have on the first page the latest growth comparisons from the first quarter earnings reports.

We thank our members for their support and contributions.

Joachim C Bartels
Managing Director