8/7/2006

Topix.net expands news archive

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 10:48 am

Online news service Topix.net on Monday said it has expanded its local news archive to provide a year’s worth of articles from thousands of news Web sites.

Topix, based in Palo Alto, California, also said it will add an “interactive click-o-gram,” a graph that lets people see when the topics they are searching for made news over the past year.

By adding these features, Topix hopes to bring more users to its Web site and increase revenue, which it makes through advertising that runs on its search pages.

Several popular search sites like Google Inc.’s Google News and Yahoo Inc.’s Yahoo News allow users to search for items over a period of several weeks.

But to find older news, users typically must check an individual news Web site’s archives or run a search through the main search engines of services like Google. Sites like Lexis-Nexis and Factiva offer years of search services that can cover several decades, but for a fee.

Source: Reuters

 

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