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RocketInfo raises the bar with the relaunch of the RocketNews current news search engine

RocketInfo raises the bar with the relaunch of the RocketNews current news search engine

Rocketinfo today unveiled significant enhancements to the RocketNews (www. rocketnews. com) current news and business information search engine, launched in 2001. These most recent enhancements make it the fastest, most comprehensive and advanced news search engine on the web. In addition to these technical milestones, Rocketinfo has also embraced and integrated the rapidly growing RSS and Atom content syndication formats into their comprehensive indexing portfolio.

Ottawa, Canada (PRWEB) April 15, 2004

Rocket Technologies Inc., a leading international supplier of current news search and publishing solutions is pleased to announce a number of significant advancements that establish it as the uncontested leader in news search.

Rocketinfo today unveiled significant enhancements to the RocketNews (www. rocketnews. com) current news and business information search engine, launched in 2001. These most recent enhancements make it the fastest, most comprehensive and advanced news search engine on the web. In addition to these technical milestones, Rocketinfo has also embraced and integrated the rapidly growing RSS and Atom content syndication formats into their comprehensive indexing portfolio.

The changes to the Rocketnews current news search engine provide searchers with easy-to-use, yet extremely powerful tools to create news searches for the precise content they are seeking. "Our experience providing search applications to professional researchers gives us great insights into the tools needed to define accurate searches," said CTO Rick VanWell. "We've integrated this experience into technology for Rocketnews and significantly raised the bar. We invite anyone to compare Rocketnews to any other news search engines."

Rocketnews gives users the ability to limit the scope of their search to news from today, yesterday or up to 5 days ago. According to Rocketinfo VP Darren DeJean, "Some news search engines, such as the beta service from Google, appear to have a lot of content because their results include articles from a week ago, a month ago or even older. Experience tells us that when searching for news, people really don't care about old content - they only want to see the most recent news on the topics that matter to them. By focusing our results to the most recent news from the last 5 days, and including news from an unmatched database of global sources, we make it easier to find the news you're seeking."

To further refine their searches, Rocketnews also provides advanced parametric controls. Searches can be limited to sources from a specific geographic region, such as North America, Asia or Europe. Parametric controls can also be used specify the content type of publication, such as a business, entertainment, finance, general, health science, sports or technology.

The Rocketnews database includes over 10,000 current news and information sources, making it significantly larger than the source databases being used to power the Google or Yahoo! news search engines. In addition to being larger, the Rocketnews source database is more diverse. In addition to ubiquitous sources like CNN, Reuters and the Associated Press, Rocketnews also delivers news from thousands of valuable business, finance, technology and health sources not covered by other search engines, including trade journals, industry portals, associations, government press offices, corporate press releases and other often overlooked niche sources.

Recognizing that people are looking for new, more efficient ways to find and read their news, Rocketnews is also providing RSS feeds of searches. These feeds can be used by anyone for non-commercial or individual news tracking. With a single click a keyword search-based RSS newsfeed can be added to the Rocket RSS Reader, or any other RSS reader.

About Rocket Technologies Inc.:

Rocketinfo's business information solutions continuously scour over 10,000 Internet sites, 70,000 RSS and weblog sources as well as client defined content channels, for current news and information that matches precise requirements.

Contact: Darren DeJean

613.270.0270 ext 22 or 1.877.402.4636

Media@rocketinfo. com