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April 6, 2009 — 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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Dow Jones Expands VentureSource Database

Dow Jones Financial Information Services ( announced the completion of a dramatic expansion of its VentureSource database ( Following its acquisition of the data assets of The Library House, Ltd., VentureSource now includes details on more than 3,800 portfolio companies and investment firms not previously found in the database as well as details for more than 7,700 new financing rounds. (For details, see the Jan. 12, 2009, NewsBreak,

"With the expansion of VentureSource, we are furthering Dow Jones's mission to help customers make better business decisions by providing them with the world's most comprehensive news and business information," said Scott Schulman, president of Dow Jones Financial Information Services. "VentureSource users can now identify and review early-stage and pre-venture opportunities with comprehensive investment information on thousands of angel-, incubator-, government-, and university-backed companies in a number of innovative emerging fields, including clean technology and biotech."

With the addition of these data assets, VentureSource now provides in-depth details on some 84,000 individual financing rounds involving more than 39,000 companies and 13,000 investors in every industry and at every stage of development throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, India, Israel, and Greater China. Customers of the Library House database have all been migrated to VentureSource accounts.

Source: Dow Jones Financial Information Services

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