We have yet another customer win this morning – Dun & Bradstreet.
On the heels of last weeks announcement of our partnership with Fidelity, today we’re announcing that we have been selected by D&B to provide business content from the web in their DNBi Risk Management Platform.The contract is for the research engine to provide a continually updated stream of high quality business content for top companies within the D&B platform.
The goal for D&B is to get richer information to their corporate clients who are looking into credit worthiness – basically risk management. Adding in high quality business content from the web fills out the picture for them very efficiently.
D&B chose us because of quality which is very validating for our R&D team who have worked so hard to get the technology to transform messy, duplicative web content into a high quality data source. Only firms who have tried to do this know just how hard it is. We filter and categorize on companies and business topics producing a dynamic, continuously updated content stream.
Here is our press release from this morning.
Another exciting morning today!
This morning Fidelity has announced that it has selected FirstRain as a partner on its new Stock Research Center on Fidelity.com which they launched last week and are announcing today.
You can see FirstRain’s spike and volume detection technology at work for yourself if you go here – look for this section on the right hand side and have fun!
Our research engine is continuously identifying and highlighting trending economic and industry content from the web and then identifying which companies being impacted by these trends.So then, once a user gets interested in an idea the UI takes him/her straight to the Fidelity fundamental research about the company to help them decide whether to trade on the idea.
The smarts we’re putting to work here are the system’s ability to detect spikes and directionality in any one of the thousands of business topics we have built into FirstRain. The topics are all associated with industries so we can quickly pick out what’s hot in any one area like Technology or Energy. We are continuously processing millions of documents and storing the patterns – and so can distinguish quickly when a spike is occurring in contrast to the normal levels of content about any particular topic.
We are obviously delighted with this partnership.It’s exciting for us to leverage our research engine and contribute to Fidelity’s revised research platform.
In keeping with the FirstRain culture of us competing as teams in athletic races – November 1st the FirstRain Gurgaon team took part in the Airtel Delhi Great Run & Half Marathon, along with 30,000 other runners.
The turnout of our team was fabulous, with 28 Rainmakers participating running, including David Cooke from our California office (the pale face in the blue hat below). Everyone met in a huge holding area prior to the run and the atmosphere was festive and exciting.
The run was organized to allow serious runners, teams and revelers alike the same opportunity to make the most of the day. Abhinandan and Ansuman wanted to see how fast they could run the course and so they worked their way to the front of the waiting starters.
Many of the runners were part of corporate teams or clubs, running with banners for their companies or for a common cause they were supporting. There was a sea of banners all around.
As the team got to the start line to show our banners off to the various watching celebrities, Shah Rukh Khan (a HUGE movie star in India) appeared, and the mass of runners turned into a frenzy of excitement. The procession of runners stopped for several minutes.
As we ran local bands also provided fun entertainment and encouragement, as did the famous Kingfisher girls.
Great fun was had by all. The competing team felt that it was wonderful to be part of the team at such a lively, vibrant and health oriented event.
It was a first time out for many. Even so at the finish line there was heard talk that several may graduate to the half marathon next year.
Way to go Rainmakers – I am proud of you!
n.b. Cory from our New York office ran the full New York marathon on Sunday and we are all very proud of him too (and were supporting him as he limped around the office with ice on his knee on Monday)