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August 18, 2003 — 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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Dialog Adds Kompass Japanese Company Data

Dialog announced that detailed data on thousands of Japanese companies, published by Kompass, is now available exclusively through Dialog (File 592) and Dialog DataStar (KPWO) services. Kompass is a global network of business information publishers that researches companies and sells the data in various formats. The new Japanese data joins other Kompass-published company information covering businesses in Africa, the Asia Pacific region, the Middle East, and the Americas. Dialog said it is the only information services provider offering access to Kompass databases.

The new Japanese information from Kompass includes comprehensive data on more than 6,200 Japanese companies, primarily manufacturers involved in import-export businesses based in the Tokyo metropolitan area. The collection of Kompass Japanese records available through Dialog services is expected to grow in the months and years ahead. Profiles will be added for companies in the Western Japanese cities of Kobe, Kyoto, Nagoya, and Osaka. Dialog said that its collection of Kompass Japanese files is expected to include records on more than 10,000 companies by the end of this year, 16,000 in 2004, and 30,000 in 2006.

Companies are coded through a Kompass hierarchical classification system of products and services, which lists 53,000 products by economic sector. Each Kompass company profile includes such details as product listings, revenue, executive listings and functions, office locations, year established, number of employees, contact information, quality assessments, registration numbers, trade association memberships, existing producer, distributor, and service provider relationships, and more.

Source: Dialog

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