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June 16, 2008 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITI’s Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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Newser Launches “NY Times in 60 Seconds”

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Newser (, the online news synthesizer that distills the best stories from a hundred news sources into lively summaries, has launched a new feature, "NY Times in 60 Seconds." Newser reads The New York Times for you, culling the "must-read" stories people are going to be talking about and giving you a crisp summary of each, housed in a dedicated grid you can scan in 60 seconds.

Newser also launched "Best of the Glossies" and "Pundit Watch"—new grids featuring the day’s best magazine stories and most provocative opinion pieces from all over the web. Newser is an online news service that adds human intelligence to machine-driven aggregation. Its editors pick the stories and provide summaries.

Newser has also added local news streams for more than 70 U.S. markets and another 16 international English-speaking cities using RSS feeds from sources selected by Newser’s editors. In addition to local news and weather, Newser Local provides sports coverage from the AP and restaurant and nightlife reviews via Yelp.

Newser has been beta testing, allowing its readers to create threads of stories on a particular topic in the news. Users have responded enthusiastically, and Newser is now launching Threads as an integral part of the site.

HighBeam Research ( created Newser as an extension of its existing online information businesses. Newser uses the HighBeam technology platform to access and filter millions of news and reference articles, photos and videos. Newser debuted in October 2007.

Source: Newser, LLC

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