Comtex Forges Relationship with PointCast, Introduces Stream Reader

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Comtex Scientific Corporation, an aggregator, integrator, and syndicator of value-added, real-time financial and business newswires, has announced a strategic relationship with PointCast Incorporated, a leader in broadcast news via the Internet and corporate intranets. The companies recently coordinated their efforts to create 13 new Industry Daily Digests for the PointCast Network, available immediately for free download with version 2.5 at http:// www.pointcast.com. In addition, Comtex has announced that it now offers a realtime Internet delivery solution called Comtex Stream Reader.

Comtex Industry Digests on PointCast

Every day, Comtex newsroom editors will track and send the top news in the following vertical industry segments to PointCast: computer networks, oil/energy, insurance, banking and finance, utilities, aerospace and defense, automotive, telecommunications, computer hardware and peripherals, airlines, household/consumer, leisure and tourism, and publishing.

Comtex currently has relationships with 40 newswire sources, and will use a broad selection of them for the Industry Daily Digests. For U.S.-based coverage of industry developments, Comtex editors will monitor sources including Business Wire, The Content Factory, PR Newswire, and United Press International (UPI). For industry intelligence originated in diverse regions of the world, editors will choose from sources including Africa News Service; Canadian Corporate News; InfoLatina S. …