Hoover's Expands Access to Its Services, Resolves Lawsuit

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Hoover's, Inc. has announced that its Hoover's Company Profiles, which contains information about major public and private companies worldwide, is now available through the Account Manager and Business Browser services of OneSource.com. Hoover's has also announced that its Company Information service is now available in the Research Central area of Microsoft Investor, an online investing resource. In addition, Hoover's has reached an agreement with InfoSpace, Inc. in the companies' copyright infringement lawsuit.

Hoover's Company Profiles via OneSource.com

OneSource Information Services, which offers a variety of business and financial information products via the Internet and corporate intranets, released OneSource.com in December of 1996. Its Account Manager and Business Browser provide company profiles and financial information, executive biographies, news, trade press articles, Wall Street analyst reports, industry overviews, and SEC filings on U.S. public and private companies.

Each Hoover's Company Profile provides a detailed business description; describes the company history; and lists the names of key officers, products and services, major competitors, and more.

Hoover's relationship with OneSource Information Services is a complementary one, pairing Hoover's Company Information with OneSource's overall content offering, making OneSource.com a more comprehensive knowledge resource for business and financial information. OneSource's clients include nearly all of the nation's top commercial and investment banks, management consultants, and investment management firms, as well as many Fortune 500 corporations.

Hoover's Company Information Featured in Microsoft Investor In announcing Company Information's inclusion in Microsoft Investor, Hoover's CEO Patrick Spain said: "Hoover's is pleased to help Microsoft create the premier source of Web-based individual investor information. Together we hope to raise the standard for investment resources on the Web."

Hoover's Company Information is included within Microsoft Investor's Company Snapshots and Business Profiles segments. The Company Snapshots section features Hoover's descriptions of more than 7,000 public companies. …