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Weekly News Digest

January 3, 2005 — 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 ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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Baconís to Monitor Blog Content

Bacon's Information, Inc., the media-monitoring company, will introduce new blog content in MediaSource's Premium Research module and will track blog coverage in the Monitoring module to help clients determine the possible impact on business decisions and company reputations. Bacon's said it will focus on blogs run by reputable, credible professionals; the initial blogs will be by active journalists.

MediaSource allows public relations professionals to efficiently execute all aspects of the media relations function, including media contact management, press material distribution, campaign monitoring, and evaluation. Observer AB, a media and business intelligence service provider based in Sweden, owns Bacon's.

Source: Bacon's Information, Inc.

Thomson Financial Adds 12 New Research Providers

Thomson Financial, an operating unit of The Thomson Corp., announced it will now distribute 12 new independent research providers via its Thomson Research collections. Joining Thomson's research collections are:
  • Cathay Financial
  • ChangeWave Research
  • Fulcrum Global Partners
  • Marquis Investment Research
  • Next Generation Research
  • Redbook Research
  • Sturdivant & Company
  • Tradition Asiel Securities
  • Wall Street Strategies
  • Walton Holdings
  • When2Trade
  • Whitaker Securities

Thomson Research offers more than 6 million investment research reports, with 2,000 new reports added every day, from 800 active contributors, including:

  • 450 active investment banks and independent research firms (as well as 350 other firms on a historical basis)
  • 150 market research firms
  • 200 trade associations

Source: Thomson Financial

Factiva to Deploy FAST Data Search

Fast Search & Transfer ASA (FAST) announced that Factiva, a Dow Jones & Reuters Company, has signed an agreement to deploy FAST Data Search 360 across multiple applications throughout its organization. The FAST agreement with Factiva is based on software license, maintenance fees, and professional services.

Factiva offers a single content solution, which includes Dow Jones and Reuters newswires and The Wall Street Journal, with multiple language interfaces and multilingual content covering nearly 9,000 sources. Factiva's products and services help companies integrate news and business information into their daily workflow.

FAST Data Search is a real-time search and information retrieval solution that combines search technology, business search management tools, and information analysis capabilities. FAST Data Search 360 delivers enterprisewide capabilities for organizations that want to simultaneously support general search and/or multiple specialized search functions.

Source: Fast Search & Transfer ASA

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