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NewsNow releases new antidote to commuter boredom

NewsNow today launches NewsNow Mobile, a new mobile site that makes it possible to keep up-to-date with the latest news on whatever interests you – your favourite football team, the financial crisis, or what's happening on X Factor – from all the newspapers at once.

NewsNow is a rolling news service. In real time, it files the headlines linking to 200,000 articles daily into over 2,500 ‘feeds’, from Arsenal to Zimbabwe. NewsNow Mobile brings this content to mobile devices for the first time, using a specially optimised design.

Struan Bartlett, chairman, NewsNow Publishing Limited, said:

“We believe NewsNow Mobile could really be a new ‘killer app’ for mobile phones,” said Bartlett.

“It makes a great alternative to reading the paper, whether you're bored on the train, in a cafe or even in bed! Unlike a newspaper, it's free, it's handy and it won't get ink on your fingers,” quipped Bartlett.

With the news from newspapers, magazines and TV news sites all in once place, there's always something new to read. You can skip what you don't like and get more of what you do. It also makes a handy research tool on the way to work or in meetings.

People can get hooked up to NewsNow Mobile at

Background Information

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

  • Searches over 43,000+ sources in real time
  • Monitors news in over 146 countries and 20 languages
  • Searches most leading international, national and regional newspapers; consumer, trade and technical titles; government press pages; press releases; blogs, webzines, newsletters and leading underground and alternative publications
  • Offers sophisticated positional and proximity matching - the ability to specify keywords and phrases and the relationships between them
  • No expertise necessary - professional staff take care of your changing needs
  • Sources added or removed on request
  • 30 day news archive
  • No per-article charges
  • Fixed monthly fees
  • Delivery by email alert, via secure web archive interface or to any intranet or website

NewsNow History

NewsNow was founded in 1997. It began as a news aggregation website ( 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.