Dialog, a Thomson business and provider of online-based information services and integrated information solutions, has announced the launch of DialogPRO NewsEdge, its latest service designed for small business owners and managers worldwide. DialogPRO ("predictable research online") NewsEdge is a news alerting tool, available for subscription at fixed monthly fees, that delivers real-time news provided by news and research sources, and also offers access to archives of previously reported news stories and research. Subscribers set up customized "information profiles" to receive only those news reports focused on their industries, competitors, and related topics relevant to their businesses. As new content is added to Dialog's information warehouse, news reports are processed through the profiles. Matching news reports and research may then be delivered via email during the business day or can be accessed and viewed online at any time.
Specific features available through DialogPRO NewsEdge include: base content of more than 2,000 sources, including real-time reports from newswires such as The Associated Press and PR Newswire, among others; options for access to a larger content pool from 8,000 sources; the ability to schedule email delivery of flagged reports during the business day; access to that day's-as well as previous days-Editors' Picks and Editors' Updates; "Enterprise Redistribution," the ability to relay flagged news reports and research to others within a subscribing company, and "Publishing Module," the ability to select news reports for user-created folders that may be shared with others; "Company Watchlist," a financial markets tracking service based on stock symbols that offers access to research, current market data, and real-time news on monitored companies from around the world; weather information, with the user able to customize data for specific cities and retrieve five-day forecasts.