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 7500 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.
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NewsNow is an online news monitoring service based in West London.
NewsNow customers are PR, marketing, market intelligence, and research departments in medium to large size companies.
These companies use NewsNow to monitor news relevant to their company, their clients, competitors and internal needs. Results are delivered by email, to intranet/extranet, or password protected web site.
NewsNow is the one of only a few companies that is able to offer this kind of online monitoring. Its customers include IBM, Balfour Beatty, Direct Line and Oracle.
NewsNow key points
Tracks over 7000 source web sites in 600 categories
Has over 200 customers
Monitors news in 90 countries and 18 languages
Tracks most leading online broadsheets and tabloid newspapers
Tracks leading underground or lesser-known online news sites
Offers advance Boolean search and positional matching
Monitors up to 500 keywords for each client with free monthly changes
NewsNow was founded in 1997. It began as a news aggregation Web site
( http://www.NewsNow.co.uk ) that fast became the UKs leading news aggregation site and today attracts 7 million page impressions monthly.
In 1998 NewsNow began offering tailored feeds to customers on their web sites. This was soon extended into what is called NewsNow: media monitoring services - a fully featured search and monitoring service that also offers an email alert feature.
NewsNow Technical Background
NewsNow is a powerful online news search engine. Companies can track multiple words on sites across the world and have their results delivered to them by email, to their intranet/extranet, or to a password protected web interface, within fifteen minutes of their publication on the Internet.
March 3rd 2003, NewsNow Publishing Ltd, London England
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