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Friday, 25 July 2014

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Yahoo acquires Flurry


Acquisition of app analytics firm intended to boost the company’s advertising revenue from smartphones.

US MR industry continues to recover


The Research Industry Index has shown its strongest 12 months in the history of the study.

Ipsos MORI makes three senior appointments


Sam Clemens, Gerry Nicolaas and Lucy Joyce have all joined the firm’s Social Research Institute.

Ipsos' half year results show 5.9% drop in revenue


Revenue in the first half of 2014 recorded as €756m, with ‘currency effects’ cited as main contribution to fall.

TAM Media Research launches TAM India mobile app


Mobile app designed for TAM subscribers on iPhone, Android and Blackberry to access weekly data.

Nielsen and Pointlogic in planning alliance


Partnership will combine Nielsen’s data and analytics with Pointlogic’s planning software.

Kantar Worldpanel launches in Egypt


Follows launch of consumer panels in Nigeria, Kenya and Ghana earlier this year.

20|20 Research offers 'untethered' facial coding


Affdex Discovery Online offers facial coding technology outside of focus group facilities.

Blueocean teams up with Talend


Blueocean Market Intelligence has announced a strategic partnership with big data integration software provider Talend.

Kantar invests in ZappiStore


Level of investment in expanding automated research platform has not been disclosed. expands to Italy


The brand engagement measurement company has opened an office in Milan, led by Enrico Ciampini.

GfK wins Morocco TV audience measurement tender


The company has also extended its radio audience measurement contract in Switzerland.

CCTV used to gain retail insights


New company Footfall Analytics uses existing CCTV cameras to track and analyse customer movement and interaction.

Two thirds of young UK app users turned off by ads


In-app ads are deemed annoying by 67% of British 16-24 year old app users, according to new research from Voxburner.

Data analytics is highest-ranked strategic area for C-suite


56% of consumer goods and retail business leaders cite it as being important to firm’s strategy, according to a recent survey.

Cint and InSites Consulting announce API collaboration


Panel marketplace platform provider Cint has announced an API collaboration with Ghent-based marketing research agency.

#ogilvychange practice expands to Asia Pacific


Singapore becomes third city to launch Ogilvy & Mather’s behavioural economics offering.

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