Andrew Grave Future Gazing: Vendors' Next Steps in News Aggregation
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By Andrew Grave


Producer of the FreePint Topic Series: Beyond Aggregation, Andrew Grave, previews the upcoming Q&As with six leading vendors in the news aggregation space: Acquire Media, Attensa, Comintelli, Dow Jones, M-Brain and Northern Light. FreePint will be interviewing the vendors to find out about their development plans and perspectives on the future of news aggregation.


Beyond AggregationThe FreePint Topic Series: Beyond Aggregation launched in October and we are now halfway through this popular series.

The news aggregation market is a rapidly changing one. Readers who want to understand how providers see the future of news aggregation should look out for our Q&As this month with:

  • Acquire Media who provide the NewsEdge solution. As part of the series, we have also produced a Mini Review of NewsEdge.

  • Attensa: As part of the series, we also will be reviewing this interesting tool.

  • Comintelli: This company offers Knowledge XChanger, an aggregation tool focused on multinationals, last reviewed by FreePint in 2011. Sophie Alexander finds out more about this provider.

  • Dow Jones: In June this year, FreePint’s news editor, Tim Buckley Owen, reported on a key change to the news aggregation market: Dow Jones’ plans to consolidate its services including into one offering, subsequently known as DJX.

  • M-Brain: The company’s M-Adaptive aggregation tool was recently reviewed by Anne Lonergan. FreePint readers may be familiar with the company through its acquisition last year of Esmerk. We learn more about its plans.

  • Northern Light: Northern Light is a key aggregator which is currently promoting itself as an alternative for customers. We publish our product review of Northern Light's SinglePoint this month.

More Product Reviews

As well as the product reviews highlighted above, we have published a full review on and Analytik and will be publishing reviews on Westlaw Practitioner Insights and, last reviewed by FreePint in 2011. And we have Mini Reviews of FirstRain following our full review in 2012 and Silobreaker, again following our full review in 2012.

Comparative Matrix

We're now also able to publish a comparative matrix on our reviewers' results. Every news-related product we've reviewed within the past 12 months will be included on the matrix, enabling you to make point-by-point comparisons on attributes such as the interface and content.

Mobile News Provision

How do the news aggregators manage the provision of mobile news? We review who’s doing it well and who’s doing it less well.

Supplier Selection Process

What criteria should you use when selecting your news aggregator? What is the best practice to adopt when selecting an aggregator? We provide you with a tool and practical advice to help you successfully manage your news aggregation project.

Return on Investment

Jantinus Meints from EY in the Netherlands is sharing with us how their organisation demonstrates the value of niche news providers.

FreePint Report: Survey News Needs & Preferences 2013

Finally, we'll publish the FreePint Report: Survey News Needs & Preferences. You can read Robin Neidorf’s analyis of the preliminary results here.


We will also bring you two webinars on:

  • Customised integrations of news content
  • News awareness technology installations.

More information on our webinars will be available later this month.

Editor's Note: Beyond Aggregation

This article is part of the FreePint Topic Series: Beyond Aggregation, which runs from October to November 2013. Register your interest, and you'll get pre-notification of when registration opens for any webinars in this series, as well as a free copy of the FreePint Report: Buyer's Guide on News Content when we publish in November.

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