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November 20, 2006 — 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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Hooverís Expands Private Company Coverage

Hoover's, Inc. (, a D&B company, announced the imminent expansion of its private company coverage with the release in early 2007 of additional data for the top 250,000 private companies in the U.S. ranked by total sales. This release will more than triple the number of private company records in Hoover's database.

In addition to key company content such as contact information and d/b/a's (doing business as), private company data will include up to 3 years of financials where available, revealing a snapshot of the financial health of a company on a specific date. The launch will also include income statement data where available, providing a detailed compilation of the money a business makes or loses over a specific period of time.

In addition to executive names, biographies, company history, and corporate-linkage data, the enhancements may also include, where available, key business ratios and industry norms such as profitability, solvency, efficiency, and utilization.

Source: Hoover's, Inc.

Reuters to Offer Pluckís BlogBurst Service

Reuters ( and Pluck Corp. ( announced that the companies have formed a strategic alliance to syndicate third-party blog content as part of Reuters news and information service. Reuters will now offer Pluck's BlogBurst blog syndication service to its media partners worldwide. Reuters also invested in the privately held Pluck. BlogBurst supplies content from more than 2,800 blogs to major news outlets including The Washington Post, Gannett News, The San Francisco Chronicle, etc.

Reuters Media president Chris Ahearn said the alliance is "part of Reuters continuing strategy to embrace new digital platforms, including user-generated and moderated content as well as community tools, to deliver next-generation news and information."

BlogBurst syndicated blogs are already being integrated into, and, in the coming weeks, BlogBurst will be offered to thousands of media partners worldwide that use Reuters content as part of Reuters' news services. Bloggers and publishers interested in the BlogBurst service can find out more at

Source: Reuters Offers Free Memberships, New Tools announced that it is now offering a more interactive Web site to the online research community. New features include user forums, a My Archive tool that enables subscribers to share interesting newspapers with friends and family, as well as a home page with headlines from this day in history.

Also, for the first time, free memberships are available with access to more than 20 special collection archives, search alerts, and The Daily Perspective, a today-in-history publication. Members also have the ability to participate in user forums and view My Archive pages. Paid subscribers, who have access to more than 50 million historic newspaper pages, have a more innovative interface designed to make it easier to find and view full-page newspapers. Content from more than 2,200 newspaper titles throughout the U.S. and abroad can be found on Users can search through the collection by keyword, date, and location.

To learn more about or to preview the new features, visit began in 1999 and is owned by Heritage Microfilm of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.


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