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Weekly News Digest

October 30, 2000 — 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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Hoover’s Introduces Competitive Intelligence and Media Monitoring Service

Hoover's Media Technologies (HMT), a business unit of Hoover's, Inc. (, has announced the availability of Hoover's Intelligence Monitor, an online application service that allows clients to monitor coverage of companies, people, products, and issues from a wide range of news and information sources. Hoover's Intelligence Monitor is powered by content-integration technology, and offers complete, unlimited online access to content from 33 real-time news wires; 246 newspapers; and more than 2,000 periodicals, trade journals, and newsletters. The service was introduced at the Fall Internet World trade show in New York.

"Hoover's Intelligence Monitor is a high-powered, low-cost Web service that allows businesses to simultaneously monitor thousands of news wires, premium publications, Web sites, databases, and document collections for mentions of the topics that are important to them," said Michael Gallagher, HMT's vice president of sales and marketing. "Hoover's Intelligence Monitor is a breakthrough service, because, for the first time, an organization can integrate all of the information sources it needs to monitor into a single, easy-to-use, outsourced application."

Hoover's Intelligence Monitor includes the following client options:

  • Integrated monitoring of any news and research a client has already licensed, including services from Dow Jones, LEXIS-NEXIS, and Thomson Financial
  • Integrated monitoring of any intranet-based database or document collection, including those indexed by Documentum, Excalibur, Lotus, and Verity
  • Integrated monitoring of any Web site, including subscription and password-protected sites
  • Customized e-mail alerts, enabling individual users to personalize the service to their needs
Hoover's had just announced that Hoover's Media Technologies was the new name for the recently acquired Powerize, Inc., a content integration and syndication technology company. The mission of Hoover's Media Technologies is developing and marketing information products that apply cutting-edge technologies to Hoover's own content, as well as that of third parties, in compelling online applications. Hoover's Intelligence Monitor is the newly named group's first product.

Source: Hoover's, Inc.

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