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Babblabs raises $4 million

Speech processing startup Babblabs has raised a seed investment of $4 million. The investment was led by Cognite Ventures, with additional funding from Jerry Yang, founding partner of AME Cloud Ventures, and independent investors John Hennessy, Harvey Jones, James Hogan and Kurt Keutzer.

Chris Rowen, Cognite CEO, will be CEO of Babblabs.

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TransUnion to acquire Neustar for $3.1B

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Huvr raises $5M

Huvr, a cloud-based industrial asset management solution company, has raised $5 million.

American Express acquires fintech company Kabbage

American Express has entered into an agreement to acquire Kabbage, a financial technology company that provides cash flow management solutions to small businesses.

AP to equip visual journalists globally with Sony imaging products

Sony and The Associated Press (AP) have inked a collaboration that will make Sony the exclusive imaging products and support provider for AP news photographers and video journalists globally.

Equifax acquires Ansonia

Equifax has acquired Ansonia, a provider of business credit, collections, and account receivable data used by financial institutions, creditors, and businesses focused on the transportation and logistics industries.