Press and Events

Northern Light launches “Millie,” the first self-service market and competitive intelligence portal available free on the web

BOSTON, MA, July 21, 2015 – Northern Light® today launched Millie™ (, the first market and competitive intelligence portal available free on the web. Millie is structured as a series of industry-specific dashboards, making it easy to find useful information in a self-service environment. Each dashboard presents news headlines about major companies and industry topics, and graphics depicting significant industry trends. Millie will appeal to marketing professionals, strategic planners, corporate librarians, and business students in colleges and graduate schools. Industries covered by Millie include information technology, life sciences, healthcare, financial services, energy, agribusiness, chemical, and food and beverage.  

Northern Light CEO David Seuss to Speak on Panel about Big Data Applications at National Association for Business Economics Conference in Boston June 17

BOSTON, MA, June 16, 2015 – At the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) industry conference in Boston tomorrow, Northern Light® ( CEO David Seuss will be one of the speakers on a panel exploring “big data” applications, moderated by Michael Horrigan, associate commissioner of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The NABE conference, entitled “Big Data Analytics at Work: New Tools for Corporate and Industry Economics,” is being held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston today and tomorrow. According to the organizers, it is designed to provide attendees with a broad overview of what big data are and how big data techniques are being used by private industry, business and academic economists, and policy researchers.

Speakers at the conference include several MIT professors, the chief economists at the Consumer Electronics Association and Intel Corp., and senior executives at Ford Motor Company, SAS, Uber and Fidelity Investments.

Mr. Seuss’ talk will focus on the application of text analytics to online news reports to enable automated analysis of them for competitive analysis and other strategic business purposes. Such a capability is embedded in Northern Light SinglePoint™ strategic research portals.  

Northern Light to Showcase its Strategic Research Portal Solutions at SLA 2015 Annual Conference in Boston

BOSTON, MA, June 12, 2015 – Northern Light® ( will showcase its enterprise strategic research portal application, SinglePoint™, and related mobile apps at the SLA 2015 Annual Conference in Boston, June 14-16, at booth #521. The SLA conference is an annual event for information professionals organized by the Special Libraries Association. The 2015 SLA conference features over 200 events including educational programs, networking events, receptions, and tours.  

In the Media: Outsell Reviews Northern Light Mobile News Apps

In a world swamped by free news sources, an industry-specific news app, customizable according to defined categories, stands out.

Important Details

The field for cloud-based news aggregation apps for company, product, and industry information is full of choices: from established players like NYT Now and The Guardian or web stalwarts like Google and Yahoo!, to more recent entrants like Owler and Circa. Especially in the technology space, a multitude of free and subscription-based options offer either proprietary content or analysis such as TechCrunch, re/code, and Pando Daily, or aggregated links to content from the open web. Northern Light, a provider of research portals of aggregated content to the enterprise, decided to enter the fray with a unique offering.

Instead of a firehose of news, Northern Light opted for a focused, industry-specific approach.


Northern Light Launches Free Mobile Apps for Industry-Optimized Business News

BOSTON, MA, Mar. 23, 2015 – Northern Light® ( today launched free mobile apps for popular smartphones, featuring industry-optimized business news feeds aggregated from 30,000 business and technology stories a day from 5,700 web business and technology news sources, including industry trade journals, newspapers, and industry authority blogs. The first industry-specific edition of Northern Light Mobile News™ focuses on information technology (IT); pharmaceutical, financial services, healthcare, agribusiness, and energy editions will follow.  

In the Media: FreePint Q&A with Northern Light CEO David Seuss – “Embracing the World of Web News”

[Excerpt] FreePint: What is your focus when adding content to your [research portal] services? David Seuss: We aim, if possible, to take specifically the business and tech part of the publication, not the general or crime news or the obituaries. We have around 5,700 business-focused sources, with content updated every 15 minutes. Even more importantly, we emphasise vertical industry news sites. These are the repositories of deep industry expertise and the timeliness, analysis, and commentary in news articles on these sites beats everyone else. We are deliberately very focused. We have competitors who play the source count game, saying they have hundreds of thousands of sources. We don’t do it that way; having a lot does not necessarily help the user. The way you run up the source count is by adding low quality sources, sources that mostly republish content, and sources that are not about business and technology. Find the entire FreePint article at

Northern Light Launches Target CI, a Research Portal for Competitive Intelligence Professionals

BOSTON, MA, Oct. 7, 2014 – Northern Light® ( today launched Target CI™, a research portal optimized for competitive intelligence (CI) professionals that offers integrated search of thousands of business news sources and social media feeds critical to CI research and analysis, and the ability to synthesize and share it with a CI group’s internal clients. Target CI is designed for competitive intelligence professionals who are under constant demand for information that is current, compelling, and useful.  The solution combines Northern Light Business News™ and social media monitoring with Northern Light’s business-driven search engine, advanced text analytics, and collaboration in a solution priced for competitive intelligence departments.  

Northern Light Shows Its Heart

Boston-based strategic research portal provider engages in charitable giving to address select needs BOSTON, June 23, 2014 – Northern Light may not be the biggest company in the world, but its clients are. The 50-person Boston-based company counts among its customers some of the world’s largest research-driven corporations, for whom Northern Light provides strategic research portals that its clients use to guide their corporate strategies and technology development activities.  

Northern Light Business News Adds U.S. Federal Reserve Board News Collection

BOSTON, May 13, 2014 – Northern Light ( today introduced U.S. Federal Reserve Board News, a unique research content collection containing thousands of documents from three dozen Fed sources. Northern Light’s new content set provides organizations with critical intelligence about a wide spectrum of banking, finance, economic, regulatory and compliance issues that affect the operations of virtually every company doing business in the U.S. in every industry.  

Northern Light Business News Adds 800 Global News Sources Formerly Available in NTIS’s Discontinued “World News Connection”

BOSTON, Mar. 11, 2014 – Northern Light ( today announced it has added to Northern Light Business News™ the 800 global news sources formerly available in the National Technical Information Service’s (NTIS) recently discontinued World News Connection service. This brings to 5,800 the total number of content sources aggregated within Northern Light Business News, an enterprise-class service that offers comprehensive search of online business news, newswires, and industry authority blogs, augmented by text analytics optimized for strategic business analysis.  

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