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June 18, 2007 — 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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One Source Unifies Its Global Business Browser

OneSource Information Services (www.onesource.com), an infoUSA company (www.infousa.com), announced enhancements to the company’s flagship Business Browser solution. The new release brings all regional editions of Global Business Browser together into a single unified product. Users who subscribe to more than one regional edition of Global Business Browser (U.S., U.K., Europe, or Asia Pacific) can now search across all content in their subscriptions from a single interface. OneSource also announced two new content partnerships that will deliver 100,000 Chinese company profiles from Xinhua Finance and more than 50,000 Australian and New Zealand company profiles from IncNet to OneSource subscribers.

The new Business Browser release is part of OneSource’s ongoing commitment to improve the user experience. With unified Global Business Browser, users who license two or more regional editions now see those regions consolidated into a single Global Business Browser product. With a single sign-on, they can search across all licensed companies and executives from within the find companies and find executives sections of the product. The search capabilities have also been streamlined to increase productivity and flexibility. To give users a complete view of a company’s structure, the Corporate Family Report now displays all companies in a given corporate family tree. Users can link directly to any company in the tree that is included in their subscription.

Source: OneSource Information Services

Information Sources Launches TecTrends Reporter

Information Sources, Inc. announced the launch of the TecTrends Reporter Web site (www.tectrendsreporter.com) containing technology reports on evolving technology trends, key industry developments, and the companies that are impacting their respective competitive landscapes. TecTrends Reporter is published by Berkeley, Calif.-based Information Sources, Inc., which also publishes TecTrends.com (www.tectrends.com), an online database that supports early stage technology development, intelligence gathering, and product purchase evaluations. The privately held company, headed by industry veteran Ruth Koolish, has been compiling and publishing technical databases since 1982.

TecTrends Reporter research reports are designed to provide informative, insightful overviews on a wide range of current and emerging technology subjects and topics. From blogging to stem cells to location awareness, the writers and editors of TecTrends Reporter focus on the hottest and most important developments in the world of technological innovation. In addition to topic-related reports, TecTrends Reporter also provides effective and concise overviews of key companies driving the evolution of new technology.

TecTrends Reporter research reports, currently retailing for $150, can be purchased via TecTrends Reporter’s secure online shopping cart or commissioned independently by contacting Information Sources, Inc. A free sample report is available and can be viewed at the site by clicking on the "see sample report" button.

Source: Information Sources, Inc.

Dow Jones Announces Synaptica 6.4

The Enterprise Media Group of Dow Jones & Co. (www.dowjones.com) introduced Synaptica 6.4, its latest semantic Web-enabled knowledge organization system for the enterprise. It is designed to simplify and standardize vocabulary and metadata management. The new version offers many new customer-requested enhancements, including a performance-tuned interface, new governance tools, and audience-centric views.

Synaptica 6.4 allows subject matter experts, taxonomists, content managers, Web developers, and IT professionals to collaborate and create structured vocabularies including taxonomies, thesauri, and ontologies. These vocabularies can be deployed for search enhancement, machine-aided indexing, and metadata tagging, as well as in content management systems and Web portals. Using unique audience-centric management capabilities and standardized, semantic Web-enabled tools that encode in formation in a way that allows machines to understand the meaning, Synaptica 6.4 can enhance information access, improve workflow, and optimize data quality.

For more information about Synaptica 6.4, visit www.factiva.com/products/taxonomy/synaptica.asp, or to learn more about the company’s services, visit www.dowjones.com/clientsolutions. The Enterprise Media Group includes Dow Jones Newswires, Factiva, Dow Jones Client Solutions, Dow Jones Indexes, and Dow Jones Financial Information Services.

Source: Dow Jones & Co.



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