Dow Jones & Company has announced a partnership with PodZinger, a multimedia platform that allows users to find audio and video content using keyword searches, to integrate multimedia content into Factiva.com and Factiva iWorks, news and business information solutions for the global corporate market. Beginning August 2007, Factiva customers can access relevant video and audio information including business news, CEO interviews, executive speeches, shareholders meetings, product reviews, and other business content.
Factiva’s multimedia offering leverages PodZinger’s speech-to-text and natural language processing technologies, designed to give users relevant results around their search. It also uses the patented Factiva Intelligent Indexing and displays results in charts and graphs so that users can immediately extract value and understanding from their search. The Factiva multimedia content offering includes: continuously updating content from more than 4,000 news and business sources (or series) and more than 300,000 individual episodes; 90-day content archive from a business news and information collection that includes The Wall Street Journal, NPR, CNN, BBC Radio, and more; and language interfaces in English, Spanish, French, German, and Russian.