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Summit Business Media Sells Off Highline Data
Summit Business Media has sold Highline Data--its insurance information services unit--to SNL Financial LC. While he wouldn't reveal the price, Summit Business president and CEO Andy Goodenough said that Highline was not being actively shopped and that SNL offered "an opportunistic deal and an attractive price."
Thomson Reuters reorganizes divisions, names new CFO & COO
Thomson Reuters said it will reorganize its business divisions as it named James Smith as chief operating officer and Stephane Bello as chief financial officer. Thomson Reuters also said it will disband its divisional structure and move to a set of focused business units, maintaining its current financial reporting structure for the rest of 2011, allowing the company to work better across business units and achieve efficiencies.
FICO and Equifax Will Bring Forward-Looking Scores to UK Market
Global information solutions leader Equifax and FICO, the leading provider of predictive analytics and decision management technology, announced their agreement to develop new analytics for the UK market.
Que Publishing Offers Enhanced eBooks through Apple's iBookstore
Que Publishing announced that it is now offering enhanced eBooks from its USING series through Apple's iBookstore. Designed for beginner-level home and office computer users, USING eBooks include up to four hours of step-by-step free video tutorials and audio sidebars.
Renaissance Learning receives, rejects Plato bid
Educational software and hardware company Renaissance Learning, Inc., said it has rejected a sweetened $471 million takeover bid from Plato Learning. The company continues to recommend its shareholders to approve and adopt the amended $455 million merger deal with European private equity firm Permira Funds.
Kaplan Test Prep Partners with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities to Support Post-Secondary Educational Opportunities for Hispanic Students
Kaplan Test Prep has partnered with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) to improve access to and quality of post-secondary educational opportunities for Hispanic students.
Educational publisher, Nelson Thornes, joins forces with ForSkills
Forskills and Nelson Thornes are pleased to announce that they have signed an exclusive partnership agreement. The agreement allows Nelson Thornes to operate as reseller for ForSkills’ comprehensive suite of online Functional Skills-ready diagnostic assessments and learning resources for English, maths and ICT, which are used nationally and internationally by schools, colleges, training providers and employers.
Equilar’s Social Atlas Helps Advisers Lure Wealthy Facebook-Skipping CEOs
Equilar, a provider of executive compensation data, is offering those who manage money a social-networking tool to attract high-net-worth clients. Financial advisers at 10 nationally ranked brokerage firms have joined Equilar Atlas, which officially goes live today and contains professional profiles of about 250,000 chief executive officers, board members and executive directors at almost 5,000 public companies and 5,000 nonprofits.
Spredfast Raises $12m for Social Media Platform
Social media management firm Spredfast has raised a further $12m, which it will use to expand its social media management, monitoring and analysis platform.
txteagle Renames as Jana, Expands Mobile Global Research and Marketing
txteagle, a mobile technology company, announced the renaming of the company today to Jana. Jana will grow and expand upon txteagle's mission to offer global organizations access to emerging market consumers in over 85 countries.
Clearspring Hires former Yahoo! Man as CEO
In the US, social media software company Clearspring has appointed former Yahoo! ad exchange leader Ramsey McGrory as Chief Executive Officer, replacing founder Hooman Radfar, who will continue to drive the company's product and marketing in his new role as Executive Chairman.
Revenue Up 33% at Mindshare Technologies
US-based customer feedback specialist Mindshare Technologies has reported 33% revenue growth to $1.6m for the year 2010, and claims to be on target for 40% growth in 2011.
Financial Information: A Global Village
The increasing importance of “local” knowledge access is mounting in the credit and financial marketplace. September announcements by Dow Jones and Emerging Markets Direct support this perspective.
Knovel expands partner ecosystem with six new publishing partners
Knovel expanded its partner ecosystem with the addition of six publishing partners. To best serve the needs of customers, Knovel continues to deepen and broaden its content collections with new partnerships. Knovel has added a total of 10 new publishing partners in 2011.
Michael Healy Joining Copyright Clearance Center
the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) confirmed that Michael Healy, the former executive director (designate) for the Google Settlement’s proposed Book Rights Registry, is joining CCC and will start in October in the newly created post of executive director, Author and Publisher Relations.
Google buys land to build three data centers in Asia
Google has acquired land in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore for its first proprietary data centers in Asia, where it faces tough competition
Yandex Reaffirms Full-Year 2011 Revenue Guidance
Yandex reaffirmed its revenue guidance for full-year 2011, calling for ruble-based revenue growth of 55%-60%.
iCopyright Launches Article Tools + Syndication Plugin
iCopyright announces the launch of unique new CMS plugins for WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla. The free plugin can be downloaded and activated in less than five minutes, providing any site that publishes copyrighted content with six content monetization tools.
ProQuest Expands Historical Newspaper Collection with Specialty and Regional Titles
ProQuest's digital newspaper archive is expanding to provide researchers with access to unique, targeted perspectives on the news as the company digitizes collections of historic American Jewish and regional newspapers.
Gale Launches Gale Business Insights: Global
Gale released Gale Business Insights: Global, a new international online business resource designed to empower students to progress quickly from basic research to higher levels of understanding. The resource will be invaluable for undergraduate and graduate business school students, as well as academic faculty, librarians and professional researchers.
Hearst Releases Digital Circulation Numbers
Hearst released its numbers for paid digital subscriptions on tablets and e-readers, WWD reported. And while its monthly digital circulation is lower than that of rival Condé Nast, it’s actually selling more digital-only subscriptions.
Amazon unveils new Kindles
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on Wednesday showed off the Kindle Fire, a $199 tablet computer, challenging Apple's iPad by extending its Kindle brand into the world of full-color, multipurpose devices.
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