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Weekly News Digest

March 18, 2010 — 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.

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Alacra Launches PulsePro Financial Intelligence Application

Alacra, Inc. ( announced the launch of PulsePro (, a subscription web application that advances existing intelligence-gathering techniques. From the deluge of web-based news alerts, headlines, and press releases, Alacra PulsePro accurately extracts only pertinent business events, including analyst comments, CEO remarks, M&A rumors, and debt restructurings.

Designed as a current awareness and idea generation tool for wealth and asset managers, investment bankers, and professional services executives, Alacra PulsePro improves upon incumbent intelligence-gathering solutions with a proprietary, four-step insight distillation process: source curation, event detection, semantic analysis, and human editorial oversight. Alacra has launched PulsePro with a monthlong "open access" period, allowing professionals full premium access, free of charge through April 15, 2010.

Originally released as Street Pulse, a free web application spotlighting company-specific comments by sell-side, ratings agency, and industry analysts as well as influential bloggers, the enhanced, subscription-based PulsePro offers added functionality, including the following:

  • Additional event-specific filters
  • User-interface enhancements to facilitate searches and enable viewing of all events (Street, Chief, Deal, and Weak Pulse) in a single screen
  • Enhanced personalization features to enable users to set up profiles and watch lists tracking critical events impacting specific companies, industries, or geographies
  • Email alerts to allow users to choose what news is pushed to them on events such as new M&A rumors and ideas, analyst price target changes, etc.
  • Feeds and XML-based APIs to support easy integration within portals, CRM systems, or other applications, including algorithmic trading models

Source: Alacra, Inc.

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