Newswires Note Need For New Services

IMD: Year in Review

The most significant event in the news space was Thomson Financial's decision to begin offering its own news services (see also page 7).

Thomson Financial started the year with the launch of Thomson Financial Newson Thomson One, which it developed in partnership with MarketWatch (Feb. 21).The deal was supposed to make Thomson's news sources more diverse, butDow Jones & Co., Thomson's main news supplier, later bought MarketWatch.

Two other news services followed: Thomson Merger News, which was