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Dow Jones & Company Champions New Generation of User Experience for Factiva Customers

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 9:34 AM


NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dow Jones & Company reinforces its commitment to building Factiva into the world's most advanced source of premium business intelligence with the announcement of a next generation search platform. The investment is one of the company's most significant in the Factiva product suite, whose global news collection includes approximately 36,000 sources.

The new search technology, licensed from MarkLogic® Corporation, provides standardized search technology across the Dow Jones digital network, including Factiva, WSJ.com and Dow Jones Financial Services products, giving customers access to a deeper, broader search capability and the ability to mine and analyze content more quickly and effectively. The investment embodies Dow Jones' commitment to building an unrivalled digital presence for its expanding global audience, as well as an enhanced user experience across all its channels.

"We offer a world-class collection of content across all our publications, products and services, and a sophisticated search platform allows us to unlock the true power of that content," said Alisa Bowen, head of product, Dow Jones. "Standardized search technology not only provides a better experience for our customers, but also gives us a superior platform for developing new content applications and products across the company."

Georgene Huang, head of Factiva, added, "As we continue to shape Factiva into an even more powerful business tool, a robust and streamlined search capability is key to effective information retrieval.  Our investment will enable users to find the exact information they need, faster and more efficiently than ever before. We are exceptionally well positioned to manage ever-growing volumes and types of content ranging from traditional publishers to social media."

Dow Jones will work closely with MarkLogic on the implementation of the new software, which will be rolled out across the digital platforms over a two year period.

To learn more about Dow Jones and its digital properties, visit www.dowjones.com.

About Dow Jones

Dow Jones & Company is a global provider of news and business information and a developer of technology to deliver content to consumers and organizations across multiple platforms. Dow Jones produces newspapers, newswires, Web sites, apps, newsletters, magazines, proprietary databases, conferences, radio and video. Its premier brands include The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Factiva, Barron's, MarketWatch.com, SmartMoney.com and All Things D. Its information services combine technology with news and data to support business decision-making. The company pioneered the first successful paid online news site, and its industry-leading innovation enables it to serve customers wherever they might be, via the Web, mobile devices and tablets. The Dow Jones Local Media Group publishes community newspapers, Web sites and other products in six U.S. states. Dow Jones & Company (www.dowjones.com) is a News Corporation company (Nasdaq:NWS) (Nasdaq:NWSA) (ASX:NWS) (ASX:NWSLV) (www.newscorp.com).

The Dow Jones & Company logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=2636

CONTACT: Media Contacts:
         Erin Carpenter
         Dow Jones & Company
         erin.carpenter@dowjones.com
         212 416 4874
         
         Europe
         Kate Dobbin
         Dow Jones & Company
         Kate.dobbin@dowjones.com
         +44 207 573 4016

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