The Channel logo


By | John Oates 1st May 2007 10:19

Reuters snaps up search company

Findable financial info

News provider Reuters is buying privately owned search company ClearForest to make its content more usable.

ClearForest works with companies with large quantities of text. It includes a tagging system to give categories to pieces of text and also claims to add context to search results.

Reuters was already a customer of ClearForest along with DowJones, EDS, and the Dow Chemical Company.

ClearForest has already received agreement from enough shareholders to get the deal through. It is expected to close within 30 days. The press release is here. ®

alert Send corrections


Frank Jennings

What do you do? Use manual typwriters or live in a Scottish croft? Our man advises
A rusty petrol pump at an abandoned gas station. Pic by Silvia B. Jakiello via shutterstock

Trevor Pott

Among other things, Active Directory needs an overhaul
Baby looks taken aback/shocked/affronted. Photo by Shutterstock

Kat Hall

Plans for 2 million FTTP connections in next four years 'not enough'
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella


Suit-and-tie-wearing man tries to meditate, take deep breaths in faux yoga pose. Photo by Shutterstock
Emotional intelligence, not tech skills, is the way to woo suits
League of gentlemen poster - Tubbs and Edward at the local shop. Copyright BBC
One reselling man tells his tale of woe