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Dun & Bradstreet Holdings, Inc., a leading global provider of business decisioning data and analytics, announced the completion of the acquisition of Bisnode Business Information Group AB, a leading European data and analytics firm. The acquisition was completed by the subsidiary Dun & Bradstreet Holdings BV for an enterprise value of 7.2B SEK. The transaction was closed with a combination of approximately $625 million net cash, and 6,237,089 newly issued shares of common stock of the company in a private placement. Bisnode Belgium NV, a Belgian subsidiary of Bisnode, will remain under Ratos AB ownership.
Baidu Announces Plan to Establish an Intelligent EV Company and Forms Strategic Partnership with Geely
Baidu, a leading Internet platform and AI company, announced its plan to establish a company to produce intelligent electric vehicles (EV), and that it has entered into a strategic partnership with multinational auto manufacturer Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely). Baidu will provide intelligent driving capabilities to power the passenger vehicles for the new venture, and Geely, which holds the distinction of best-selling Chinese automobile brand in past years under the Volvo and Geely brands, will contribute its expertise in automobile design and manufacturing.
Red Cat Holdings, Inc., a leading brand in the drone industry, announced that Fat Shark, a wholly owned subsidiary, had partnered with Skypersonic, the manufacturer of the Skycopter UAV, to complete a long distance drone flight remotely. The flight consisted of a pilot, located in Orlando, Florida, controlling a drone flying in Detroit, Michigan. The flight integrated Fat Shark’s new digital technology, “Shark B0yte” with Skypersonic’s Skycopter and remote pilot software system. The pilot’s flight instructions to the drone were transmitted through Skypersonic’s servers located in Italy. The companies believe this represents the first commercial completion of a remote flight similar to how drones are used by military forces.
Appian announced that it has joined Accenture‘s INTIENT partner ecosystem as a core partner. The ecosystem is designed to help independent software vendors (ISVs) and life science companies integrate more effectively to accelerate drug discovery efforts and improve patient outcomes.
Already billed as one of the “coolest” new computer devices of last year by Microsoft’s Jeff Teper, the pi-top  Robotics Kit will be officially launched on Monday at the first-ever virtual edition of CES. The unique, game-changing robotics toolset which combines all the power of the Raspberry Pi with the robust modularity of LEGO Technic is the long-awaited addition to the pi-top product range. It works when plugged into the pi-top , the world’s first Raspberry Pi 4 powered, go anywhere, do anything computer.