|Weekly News Digest
June 3, 2002 — 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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OneSource Expands Global Content
OneSource Information Services, Inc. (http://www.onesource.com) has announced that new licensing agreements with several industry-leading content providers will offer additional global breadth and depth to the OneSource Business Browser product line. OneSource recently bolstered its business intelligence offering with nonprofit organization information from GuideStar; expanded global and regional news from FT.com and ProQuest; improved analyst reports from Investext; and detailed public company information from Multex, Inc., a global provider of investment information and technology solutions for the financial services industry.
OneSource customers now have access to profiles on 20,000 of the largest U.S. nonprofit organizations through the GuideStar national database. Each profile provides information on an organization's programs, budget, executives, and directors.
OneSource has added over 300 new international publications from FT.com. Additionally, OneSource has added U.S. regional newspapers from ProQuest.
As part of its standard Business Browser subscription, OneSource customers can now access more timely analyst reports in Adobe PDF from Investext that cover over 17,000 corporations worldwide and U.S., U.K., European, and Asian industries.
Customers can now access detailed information on U.S. public companies' major customers, competitors, business lines, and geographic segmentation from the Business Information Database from Multex. These additional fields provide marketplace detail for over 9,200 U.S. public companies.
Source: OneSource Information Services, Inc.
SEC Announces Free, Real-Time Public Access to EDGAR
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chairman Harvey L. Pitt has announced that the SEC's Web site (http://www.sec.gov) now provides the public with free, real-time access to its EDGAR database of corporate filings. Previously, EDGAR filings did not appear on the SEC's Web site for at least 24 hours.
In addition to making company reports filed electronically with the SEC available within minutes of filing, the SEC site also offers new EDGAR search capabilities and features, including the following:
- Search Companies and Filings—Users may search the EDGAR historical database for filings by company name, state, CIK number, or SIC number.
- Show Latest Filings—Users will be able to find quickly the most current filings received by the SEC.
- Company Name Changes—New searches will include old names and new names for companies. A search for either name will allow users to access documents for both.
- Better Linking—New searches will also give a CIK number that will serve as a link. By clicking on the CIK, users can see all of a company's filings in reverse chronological order.
- Improved Assistance—The names and descriptions of forms will be included in search results.
Source: Securities and Exchange Commission
Factiva Launches Web API Based on XML
Factiva has announced the launch of Factiva Developer's Kit (http://www.factiva.com/developerskit). This new application programming interface (API) allows developers to create customized applications that integrate Factiva's content and functionality into end-users' work-flow systems, such as customer relationship management software (CRM), intranets, and enterprise information portals (EIP).
Factiva Developer's Kit allows developers to create highly customized user interfaces to Factiva content and functionality, providing users with Factiva's external news and business information as well as internal information through a seamless, single point of access. According to the announcement, this XML-based API provides developers with maximum flexibility and a simplified development path to customization that previously would have required months of co-development.
According to the company, Factiva Developer's Kit is application-agnostic, platform-independent, and XML-based. It also uses standard Internet technologies. It provides a set of transactions that can be used to develop applications that interact with the content and functionality of the Factiva platform. Customers can choose to have their own internal IT staff handle development, or use Factiva Professional Services, Factiva's full-service consulting group, to assist in the integration and development process.
Developers are provided with access to the Factiva Developer's Portal, where they can download documentation, source code, and application samples; and where they can view tips and techniques. Factiva Developer's Kit is also available to third-party application developers seeking to integrate news and business information into their vertical or job-specific business applications.
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