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Interactive and Reuters spawns a dot-com.
Factiva strives to be "fast-moving, flexible, service-oriented,
keeping pace at Internet speeds." As reported in Red
Herring, the merged company has one million subscribers,
generates combined 1998 revenues of $225 million, and employs 950 people in 30 countries.
The recent announcement
of v.3 intranet server propels them into the
EIP arena and into an infrastructure for web farming. An ActiveX
Data Object (ADO) interface is supported. See the white
paper by Mary Ellen Bates on comparing web sources with
"value-added online services." Also see the ONLINE
article for an in-depth on the merger and its implications.
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Pieper released a survey of over 9,000 persons on their
opinions of Internet privacy. Almost 70% felt that the government
should do more to protect their privacy. And, 93% felt that
companies should not release their names to other parties without
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columnist for InformationWeek,
remarks: "never has business
intelligence data been so accessible" and yet so difficult.
He recommends the Web Farming book as
"the definitive reference."
IBM Info Portal
announced its Enterprise Information Portal product and strategy.
Building on its strength in data integration across the
enterprise, the product is open to various user interfaces
(so that vendors like Viador can plug-and-play) and to data
sources (such as, Raven, the new KM offering from Lotus).
Diffs goes to Aeneid
Aeneid acquired InGenius Technologies at the
end of October. InGenius
offers unique web monitoring services, such as Daily Diffs, which lets you see
daily changes happening to web pages. Aeneid said it
will add new monitoring services using InGenius technology to its EoCenter
industry search site.
of the Software Incubator at SUNY Stony Brook,
Inc. offers open-source software based on the XSB
research project. XSB is a logic programming environment
similar to Prolog. One might say that XSB is a "Turbo-Prolog"
the pun). With interfaces with C, Windows DLL, Java, and ODBC,
this tool is suitable for advanced information analysis applications.