BOSTON, MA, Dec. 22, 2015 – Northern Light® today reported that 2015 was its most successful year since launching the company in 2003 with an exclusive focus on providing strategic research portals to the world’s leading research-driven enterprises. Billings increased 21 percent over 2014, and the company added seven Fortune 1000 clients in the information technology, pharmaceutical, healthcare, insurance and publishing industries.
Also in 2015 Northern Light launched its first mobile apps, Northern Light IT News™, available for iOS, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone devices. In addition, Northern Light launched Millie™ (http://millie.northernlight.com), the first market and competitive intelligence portal available free on the web. Millie is structured as a series of industry-specific dashboards – information technology, life sciences, healthcare, financial services, energy, agribusiness, chemical, and food and beverage – making it easy to find useful information in a self-service environment. Visits to Millie have increased steadily since its debut in July. Continue reading Northern Light Wraps Up Successful 2015 With the Addition of Seven Fortune 1000 Clients
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BOSTON, MA, Sept. 22, 2015 – Northern Light® today announced it has enhanced its market and competitive intelligence portals with concept-based search summaries that change dynamically when a researcher applies different text analytics facets to a search result. The inclusion of concept-based search summaries in a search result provides the researcher with more depth and context on the topic of inquiry, and enables him or her to see at-a-glance information they may be interested in but that they did not specify exactly in their query.
Concept-based search summaries are a new capability in Northern Light’s text analytics solution, MI Analyst™, and currently are available on Northern Light’s Millie™, the first market and competitive intelligence portal available free on the web. They also are being added to Northern Light’s SinglePoint™ strategic research portals, which large enterprises deploy to provide employees single-search access to and analysis of internal primary and licensed secondary market research content, relevant social media postings, and business news. Continue reading Northern Light Adds Concept-Based Search Summaries to its Market and Competitive Intelligence Portals
BOSTON, MA, June 16, 2015 – At the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) industry conference in Boston tomorrow, Northern Light® (www.northernlight.com) 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. Continue reading 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 12, 2015 – Northern Light® (www.northernlight.com) 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. Continue reading Northern Light to Showcase its Strategic Research Portal Solutions at SLA 2015 Annual Conference in Boston
In a world swamped by free news sources, an industry-specific news app, customizable according to defined categories, stands out.
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.
Continue reading In the Media: Outsell Reviews Northern Light Mobile News Apps
BOSTON, MA, Mar. 23, 2015 – Northern Light® (www.northernlight.com) 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. Continue reading Northern Light Launches Free Mobile Apps for Industry-Optimized Business News
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.
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BOSTON, MA, Oct. 7, 2014 – Northern Light® (www.northernlight.com) 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. Continue reading Northern Light Launches Target CI, a Research Portal for Competitive Intelligence Professionals
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. Continue reading Northern Light Shows Its Heart