Tech Veteran Appointed FICO CEO

FICO, a provider of analytics and decision management technology, has appointed William J. Lansing, a 30-year veteran in the technology industry and a current member of the FICO board of directors, as chief executive officer of FICO. Lansing succeeds Dr. Mark N. Greene, who is retiring. Lansing previously served as CEO and president of ValueVision […]

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VC Takes Off in Brazil, But First, a Giant Leap of Faith

There’s no question that Brazil is quente. Just last Friday, it was announced that Accel Partners has made its fifth investment in Brazil, in Kekanto, a local review and search site. As Accel’s Andrew Braccia told the New York Times, his firm — which didn’t disclose the size of the funding — has seen “an […]

Garmin in Talks to Buy Navigon for $72M

Navigation system maker Garmin is in talks to buy smaller, German rival Navigon for roughly 50 million euro ($72 million), Reuters reported, citing a story in the Financial Times Deutschland. Buyout shop General Atlantic Partners owns 90% of Navigon.

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