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First Data Mistakenly Announces Acquisition Plan for BluePay - WSJ

2017-10-19 wsj
First Data Corp. said it mistakenly posted a draft of a news release Thursday morning that it would acquire credit-card processing firm BluePay Holdings Inc., a deal it says hasn’t been finalized. (11-0)

BRIEF-First Data says deal with BluePay not yet finalized​

2017-10-19 reuters
* Announced that draft news release inadvertently was posted briefly to co’s website early Thursday morning and immediately was removed​ (11-0)

U.S. IPO Week Ahead: 6 IPOs Set To Price Including The 2 Largest Deals Of 2H'17

2017-10-14 seekingalpha
Six IPOs are set to price next week, expecting to raise a combined $1.8 billion. Three Asian deals lead the way, notably, Chinese small loans provider Qudian (Pending:QD) plans to raise $769 million, and Singapore-based online gaming and shopping platform Sea (Pending:SE) plans to raise $646 million in the two largest deals of the 2H'17. Chinese education company RISE Education (Pending:REDU) is also set to price. (15-0)

U.S. IPO Weekly Recap: CarGurus Races Up 72% In A Week With 4 Strong Pops

2017-10-14 seekingalpha
Growth IPOs are on a hot streak. This past week's IPOs continued the strong trading we've seen in the tech and healthcare sectors over the past 90 days. CarGurus (NASDAQ:CARG) and three medical device companies each had a strong debut, averaging a first-day pop of 45%. (14-0)

They turned modeling into a profession

Thirty years ago, a group of top fashion models in Manila decided it was time that modeling be regarded as a profession. After all, they saw it not as pastime but as livelihood. (30-0)

MEDIA ALERT: RiskVision Hosts Webinar on Best Practices and ROI for Risk-Based Vulnerability Management

2017-10-11 marketwired
Join RiskVision and Explore the Underlying Business Dynamics and User Case Data to provide an ROI Analysis of SOAR (33-0)

RiskVision Named a Top 25 Cybersecurity Leader of 2017 by Cyber Defense Magazine

2017-10-10 marketwired
SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 10, 2017) - RiskVision, the enterprise risk intelligence company formerly known as Agiliance, today announced that it has been named a "2017 Cybersecurity Leader" by Cyber Defense Magazine (CDM). This is RiskVision's fifth recognition and fourth consecutive year the CDM has honored RiskVision based on its innovative business risk platform. (33-0)

PRESS DIGEST- British Business - Oct 10

2017-10-10 reuters
Oct 10 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. (22-0)

Technical Snapshots for These Business Services Stocks -- IHS Markit, First Data, Alliance Data Systems, and Conduent

2017-10-09 prnewswire
If you want a Stock Review on INFO, FDC, ADS, or CNDT then come over to and sign up for your free customized report. is currently reviewing the Business Services space, which provides ancillary services to other industries in the market. Companies from this sector help other firms focus on their core competencies, helping them benefit from operating efficiencies. (76-0)

Technical Reports on Business Software & Services Equities -- NetScout Systems, Verint Systems, DST Systems, and Guidewire Software

2017-10-09 prnewswire
If you want a Stock Review on NTCT, VRNT, DST or GWRE then come over to and sign up for your free customized report. has issued research reports on NetScout Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: NTCT), Verint Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: VRNT), DST Systems Inc. (NYSE: DST), and Guidewire Software Inc. (NYSE: GWRE). These companies operate in the Business or Enterprise Software and Services industry, which facilitates the integration of numerous processes within an organization and enables the smooth flow of information across functions, thus allowing improved decision-making and productivity. (69-0)

U.S. IPO Week Ahead: CarGurus To Headline 4-IPO Week

2017-10-07 seekingalpha
CarGurus leads the way with a $132 million offering in a week with four IPOs set to raise a combined $309 million. The online car marketplace is joined by two specialty medical device companies; a fourth company is commercializing a combination drug-device. (14-0)

U.S. IPO Weekly Recap: 'Switching' Things Up With 2 Strong IPO Pops

2017-10-07 seekingalpha
IPO performance remained strong for yet another week as two companies priced above their expected ranges to raise a combined $651 million and generate double-digit returns. Following the stunning performance from TV streaming platform Roku (ROKU: +66% from IPO), fellow large-cap tech company Switch (Pending:SWCH) had the wind at its back - the data center operator traded up 23% on its first day. Similarly, rare disease biotech Rhythm Pharmaceuticals (Pending:RYTM) benefited from the recent strength in the sector and popped 77% on its market debut. (14-0)

MEDIA ALERT: RiskVision Presents "Risky Business" at Teradata Partners Conference

2017-10-05 marketwired
Join Industry Experts from Teradata and RiskVision to Learn More About the Complexities Around Automating the Security Compliance and Risk Processes (33-0)

Deals Buzz: Larsen & Toubro acquires full stake in L&T Cassidian

2017-10-04 livemint
Mumbai: Mint brings to you your daily dose of top deals reported by newsrooms across the country. (18-1)

Equifax auditors are on the hook for data security risk controls - MarketWatch

2017-10-02 marketwatch
Before an auditor reviews numbers, it must make sure that execs set the right “tone at the top” on controls, including of IT systems (120-0)

U.S. IPO Week Ahead: 3 IPOs Flip The Switch To Kick Off An Active Q4

2017-10-01 seekingalpha
Three deals are set to raise a combined $669 million in the coming week. Data center operator Switch (Pending:SWCH) is expected to raise $469 million in the largest tech IPO since Snap (NYSE:SNAP). A peptide-based biotech and energy-focused SPAC also plan to price. (20-1)

U.S. IPO Weekly Recap: Roku Streams Ahead In Week Of 6 IPOs

2017-10-01 seekingalpha
In another strong week for IPOs, six companies combined to raise $1.2 billion. Five of the six realized positive first-day returns, and three finished their first day up more than 40%. This active week brought the total of 2017 IPOs to 106, passing the total for all of 2016. This activity has also come with strong returns as the average 2017 IPO is up 25%. We expect that activity will remain high as September has seen 28 new filings, the most since October 2015. (21-1)

Gift Cards Market Expected to Reach $3,003,320 Million by 2023, Globally

2017-09-29 prnewswire
According to a new report published by Allied Market Research, the global Gift Cards Market was valued at $679,743 million in 2016, and is projected to reach $3,003,320 million by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 24.0% from 2017 to 2023. The open loop segment is anticipated to grow at the highest rate during the forecast period. (12-0)

The Equifax Hack Has the Hallmarks of State-Sponsored Pros - Bloomberg

2017-09-29 bloomberg
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. (168-0)

Will First Data & Valley National Benefit from New Deal?

2017-09-25 zacks
First Data Corporation (FDC - Free Report) recently teamed up with Valley National Bank to offer secure commerce solutions to the bank’s merchant clients. Valley National is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Valley National Bancorp (VLY). (65-0)

U.S. IPO Week Ahead: Set-Top Boxes Top Off The Q3 2017 As Roku Headines 6-IPO Week

2017-09-23 seekingalpha
The IPO market will close out the third quarter with another active week: Six deals are expected to raise $1.2 billion. (337-0)

U.S. IPO Weekly Recap: An Active Week As 7 IPOs Average 16% Pop

2017-09-23 seekingalpha
Seven deals raised a combined $1.2 billion this past week and first day returns averaged 16%. Performance was particularly strong for the healthcare space; Chinese cancer biotech Zai Lab led the pack, returning 55% on its first day, followed by Celcuity, which returned 50% and Krystal Biotech returned 6%. Latin American online travel agency was another notable deal, raising $332 million and returning 22% on its market debut. (101-0)

JotForm Reaches PCI DSS Service Provider Level One Compliance

2017-09-21 prnewswire
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- JotForm is now certified as Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Service Provider Level 1, the highest level any business can attain. It also makes JotForm the first and only form building software to be PCI DSS Level 1. The PCI DSS Service Provider Level 1 designation follows an external audit conducted by the Israel-based Comsec Group, which issued the favorable Report on Compliance. (56-0)

RiskVision Named 2017 Cybersecurity Breakthrough Awards Winner for Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Software of the Year

2017-09-20 marketwired
SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 20, 2017) - RiskVision, the enterprise risk intelligence company formerly known as Agiliance, today announced that the RiskVision platform has been named Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Software of the Year by the 2017 Cybersecurity Breakthrough Awards. (33-0)

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