Wednesday, March 23, 2005

The Seattle Times: Business & Technology: 3 newspaper giants acquire stake in online news collector

The Seattle Times: Business & Technology: 3 newspaper giants acquire stake in online news collector: "Three major newspaper companies are investing in Topix.net, a startup technology company that collects and sorts news stories from various sources on the Internet.
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Like other automated news aggregators, Topix uses computer software to troll around sites on the Internet to collect stories from thousands of different sources.
But instead of searching articles for keywords such as "Chicago" or "Madonna," Topix uses a computer program that its founders designed to separate news stories into very specific categories and geographical regions."
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