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Harman Hires Former Samsung VP As CTO

Dr. I.P. Park will be joining Harman International Industries as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, effective February 1, 2012. He will report directly to Dinesh C. Paliwal, chairman, president, and CEO.

Dr. Park will join Harman from Samsung Electronics, where he was Vice President heading the Intelligent Computing Lab of the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology.

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TransUnion to acquire Neustar for $3.1B

TransUnion has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Neustar from a private investment group led by Golden Gate Capital and with minority participation by GIC.

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.