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Dow Jones Factiva introduces alert widgets

29 May 2008  |  4529 views  |  0 Source: Dow Jones & Company

Dow Jones & Company today introduced new alert widgets in Dow Jones Factiva, demonstrating its commitment to provide its customers with the most effective tools to power an intelligent enterprise.

The new alert widgets allow users of Dow Jones Factiva to post and share business-critical news and information on company portals, intranets, wikis and team sites. Businesses can now "point, click and publish" their way to company-wide awareness with information from leading news sources.

More than 80% of Internet users have viewed and used widgets (ComScore, November 2007), mini applications that provide quick access to Internet sites such as weather, games and entertainment. However, the new Dow Jones Factiva alert widget is the first of its kind to enable users to easily share highly targeted business news from the world's leading business and news sources, including The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires and more.

"We think it's vital to provide professionals with relevant and easy-to- implement tools that don't need complex integration or technical resources to deliver business-critical news and information, directly into existing enterprise information workflows," said Dennis Cahill, senior vice president and chief product officer, Dow Jones Enterprise Media Group. "This new capability builds on our commitment to enhance the productivity of our customers by adding yet another way for them to find and use Dow Jones Factiva content easily for better business decisions."

Users of Dow Jones Factiva -- including users of Factiva.com, Factiva Search 2.0 and Factiva iWorks -- can create up to 20 alerts with Factiva widgets, and display either headlines, or headlines with snippets. Once the widget is posted, anyone with Dow Jones Factiva credentials can click through to read full-text articles which are updated every 15 minutes to ensure the most current view of business-driving news.

Factiva alert widgets can also be posted to any personal page, such as iGoogle, Netvibes, Blogger and Pageflakes, putting the power of Dow Jones Factiva everywhere users work.

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