Northern Light Forms News Distribution Partnership with Comtex News Network

Northern Light to provide curated content from 6,500 Web-based business news sources to Comtex
for integration into its financial news feeds


BOSTON, MA, July 18, 2017 – Northern Light® ( today announced it has entered into a news distribution partnership with Comtex News Network, Inc. Under the arrangement, Northern Light will provide Comtex with curated content from reliable Web-based business news sources, which Comtex will integrate into its custom information feeds to its clients. Comtex is calling its offering Comtex Web Topics Powered by Northern Light.

Comtex News Network, Inc. is a leading news aggregation service specializing in the financial news and content marketplace.

Northern Light aggregates 40,000 stories per day from 6,500 Web-based business news sources.  The company will supply Comtex with topical collections of citations, including article titles and sources, summaries of the articles, and links to the original content.  Users will be able to click through to news websites to read the full text. Comtex users will have access to an archive of 20 million articles dating back 24 months.

“We are delighted to be partnering with Northern Light for curated Web-based business and technology news content,” said Kan Devnani, CEO at Comtex. “It will give our users access to a critical mass of high value Web-based information across a wide range of industries which we can fully integrate and deliver alongside our other content offerings in a normalized and easy to ingest feed.  What we really like about the Northern Light collection is that all of the included news sites have been vetted by Northern Light; each offers high quality original journalism featuring analysis, commentary, and perspective on business and technology in addition to reporting on facts and events.”

“Comtex is a highly regarded provider of news and information to financial professionals,” C. David Seuss, Northern Light’s CEO, said. “We are pleased that we can add value to such a well-established brand in the business information industry.”

Content aggregation is one of Northern Light’s core competencies. It offers selected business information content sets on a “white label” basis to various information service providers. The company also markets SinglePoint™, a strategic research platform for competitive intelligence and market research insights used by hundreds of thousands of professionals at global enterprises, which is highly customizable and can aggregate primary and licensed secondary research content, as well as news and government databases.

“A growing number of specialized information service providers are tapping into Northern Light’s content aggregation expertise,” Seuss said. “Business and technology news, social media for competitive intelligence, and life sciences conference presentations are examples of the Northern Light content sets for which we have seen growing demand.”

About Northern Light

Northern Light has been providing strategic research portals, business research content, and search technology to global enterprises since 1996.  In addition, Northern Light pioneered the application of machine learning and cognitive computing for the automated analysis and extraction of meaning from large collections of market research and competitive intelligence. Northern Light’s current clients include 10 of Boston Consulting Group’s 50 “Most Innovative Companies” of 2016, and Fortune 100 leaders across multiple industries such as information technology, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, and life sciences. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, Northern Light has unique content aggregation partnerships with more than 150 of the world’s leading syndicated technology and industry research publishers, and is a charter member of the Center for Complex Systems and Enterprises at the Stevens Institute of Technology.