Inside Market Data - Vol 24 No 9

BST Preps Business Intelligence Unit

New York-based data consultancy BST America is setting up a business intelligence practice to provide oversight and management of broker-dealers' outsourced research operations, to increase the productivity and cost effectiveness of offshore centers.

Fixnetix Aims to Add 4thStory to Client Latency Toolkit

Low-latency datafeed technology provider Fixnetix is in negotiations with San Francisco-based algorithmic trading systems vendor 4thStory to make its latency monitoring technology available to Fixnetix's datafeed clients, officials say.

Thomson Reuters Ups Prices, Freezes Some

Thomson Reuters will increase the prices for most of its financial products by 4.75 percent next year, according to a 2009 price list obtained by Inside Market Data .

Web Info Needs Reliability Checks

Growing volumes of investment-targeted information in blogs and online sources, and the investment industry's increased focus on it as a source of potentially market-moving data, could lead to the development of a rating system to determine the…

Chi-X Snaps Up Cicada to Boost Platform Sales

Instinet's equity multilateral trading facility Chi-X last week announced a deal to buy data technology vendor Cicada, to create a business that will provide trade matching, data distribution and other technologies to exchanges and trading venues…

Infront Buys Direkt For News, Estimates

Norwegian market data vendor Infront last week acquired Swedish financial news agency Direkt from the business information group Bisnode, to help ensure the continued independence of the newswire provider.

Apama Readies Hosted CEP for BIT Co-lo

Complex event processing vendor Progress Apama has built an adapter for the data format of Borsa Italiana's technology subsidiary BIT Systems, to enable Italian trading firms to use the vendor's CEP software in conjunction with datafeeds from the…

Interactive Data Bolsters Japan Biz with NDF Buy

Interactive Data plans to use its acquisition of a majority stake in Japanese data vendor NTT Data Financial Corp. (NDF) from NTT Data to expand sales of its real-time datafeeds into the Japanese market, in addition to the pricing, evaluation and…

BvDEP Preps Fresh Mint Display, Adds Data

Belgian data provider Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing (BvDEP) has developed a new front-end interface to its Fame UK data product, in the latest enhancement to the vendor's product lineup, which also includes recent additions to its content,…

CSV Gains Risk Value Patent

Ridgefield, Conn-based pricing and valuations provider CSV (Complex Security Valuations) was granted a patent last month by the US Patent and Trademark Office, protecting one of CSV's equations for calculating and displaying risk values.

DJ Realigns EMG Services, Cuts Staff

Dow Jones' Enterprise Media Group, which comprises the vendor's Financial Information Services private equity newsletters, Content Technology Solutions (including newswires and Factiva), Indexes and Business Intelligence divisions, has laid off staff and…

I Now Pronounce You Merged!

I'll admit, I sometimes get a little teary-eyed at weddings. There's something particularly moving about watching a happy couple exchange vows and prepare for a long future together. So you can imagine how excited I was at a sudden uptick in M&A activity…

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