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Twitter Partners With The X Factor

Twiiter has partnered with The X Factor. Starting next week, X-Factor fans can cast votes for their favorite contestants via Twitter. Fans have taken to Twitter during live television events to voice their opinions with Tweets for years; now they can officially affect the outcome of the show by voting for contestants. Twitter will also be featuring tweets from the judges, host and the final contestants.

Twitter is not the only way you can cast your votes. There is Facebook, and of course the usual suspects like call-in and texting, among other things.

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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.