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TV ratings firm Nielsen invests in social media measurement firm SocialGuide

Netherlands-based information and measurement company Nielsen Holdings NV (NYSE:NLSN) and NM Incite LLC, a provider of social media software, research and advisory, unveiled the purchase of US sector firm SocialGuide Inc. Financial details … Continue reading “TV ratings firm Nielsen invests in social media measurement firm SocialGuide”

Accenture gets Homeland security biosurveillance contract

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security awarded Accenture Federal Services (NYSE: ACN) a $3 million, one-year contract to help the Office of Health Affairs enhance its biosurveillance capabilities using social media analytics. The project also will help improve data sharing and collaboration between OHA and its partners.

TNS 3Q 2012 revenues down 3.9%

TNS, Inc. (NYSE: TNS) said its total revenue for the third quarter of 2012 decreased 3.9% to $137.2 million from third quarter 2011 revenue of $142.7 million. On a constant dollar basis, revenues for the third quarter of 2012 decreased 2.3% to $139.5 million.

ViaSat 2Q 2013 shows revenue over $282 million

ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) said financial results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2013 include new contract awards and revenues of $548.0 million and $282.8 million, adjusted EBITDA of $44.6 million and a net loss attributable to ViaSat common stockholders of $0.04 per share on a non-GAAP diluted basis or $0.18 per share on a diluted GAAP basis.

ODR TSG chooses Orckit-Corrigent new packet transport Network

Orckit-Corrigent Ltd. (OTCBB: ORCT) said that ODR Technologie Services GmbH (ODR TSG), a subsidiary of EnBW Ostw├╝rttemberg Donau Ries AG (EnBW ODR), has deployed Orckit-Corrigent’s MPLS and MPLS-TP based CM-4000 PTN switches and the accompanying CM-View network management system.

Sling broadband picks Ubiquiti for hardware

Ubiquiti Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: UBNT) said it has become the official hardware provider for Florida-based Sling Broadband, a top Internet service provider in over 30 major markets nationwide.

Pearson and Bertelsmann to merge Penguin Books with Random House

British media and education group Pearson Plc (LON:PSON) and German media major Bertelsmann AG (FRA:BTG4) said they had inked an accord to form a joint venture through the amalgamation of their respective English … Continue reading “Pearson and Bertelsmann to merge Penguin Books with Random House”

Unisys reports 3Q 2012 net loss

Unisys Corp. (NYSE: UIS) reported a third-quarter 2012 net loss of $12.4 million, or a loss of 28 cents per diluted share, which included $23.1 million of debt reduction charges and $28.9 million of pension expense. reprices senior Credit facility Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WWWW) said it plans to re-price its first lien credit facility.

Microsoft acquires marketing automation software firm MarketingPilot

US marketing automation software specialist MarketingPilot Software LLC has been acquired by technology major Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), the target company said without unveiling the purchase price. MarketingPilot will now operate as a wholly … Continue reading “Microsoft acquires marketing automation software firm MarketingPilot”

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