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NewsNow delivers 25 million headlines
March 3rd 2003
The UK's leading online news monitoring service, NewsNow, has passed another milestone by delivering its 25 millionth headline.
NewsNow is well known for its news portal and tailored newsfeed services that create an easy way for Internet users to keep an eye on news as it breaks across a host of web sites.
"This is a superb achievement," said Nick Gilbert, NewsNow Chief Executive.
"Were obsessed with news and reaching 25 million is a reminder of how far we have come since we launched five years ago. I think reaching this milestone is testament to the support of hundreds of publishers and thousands of subscribers. We have all come a long way since we launched back in the heady days of the dotcom bubble.
"We know that our subscribers expect a non-stop fault-free service with access to headlines at any time so we have put a lot of effort into creating the right level of service. In recent months we have strengthened our bandwidth offering, our hardware specification and the quality of our technology to make sure that we can carry on for the next 25 million headlines."
NewsNow tracks about 200,000 headlines per day, amounting to 1.7m per month.
To ensure that NewsNow users can search easily through old headlines we keep a database of 30 days which requires about 500Mb of storage.
NewsNow recently passed the 7000 news source barrier, offering links to news from more online publications than any other news search service.
NewsNow customers include IBM, AMD, Cable and Wireless, and Direct Line.
"NewsNow has been one of the most responsive suppliers I've worked with. We have never had any issues, either technical or otherwise that haven't been sorted out swiftly and efficiently," said Katie Hadgraft, Group Internal Communications Manager, Cable & Wireless.
March 3rd 2003, NewsNow Publishing Limited, London England
NewsNow is Europe's pioneering Internet news monitoring agency and supplier of tailored, aggregated newsfeeds.
NewsNow's customers hail from the world's PR, marketing, communications and web design departments of SME, national and multinational businesses and charitable organisations.
These organisations use NewsNow to gather and monitor news relevant to their company, clients, competitors, market industry and sector. Their news feeds may be delivered to their inbox, to their intranet or extranet or alternatively to NewsNow's secure web archive interface.
NewsNow is one of only a few companies able to offer this kind of online monitoring. Its customers include Exxon, Rolls-Royce, AMD and Sony Computer Entertainment.
NewsNow Key Points
NewsNow was founded in 1997. It began as a news aggregation website (www.NewsNow.co.uk) that fast became the UK's leading news portal. Today the portal features over 3300 topics and attracts 136 million page impressions monthly.
In 1998 NewsNow began delivering tailored news feeds to customers' websites.
In 2001, the addition of a sophisticated custom search engine capable of full-text search enabled NewsNow to deliver high-quality but cost-effective tailored Internet news monitoring solutions to PR, marketing and communications professionals of SME, national and multinational businesses and charitable organisations.