Multex Starts Beta Tests; Sees Major Competition From Thomson Research Direct

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AT the close of last month, Multex Systems Inc. announced the start of live beta-testing for Multex Publisher, an on-line information service utilizing Adobe Systems Inc.'s Adobe Acrobat technology to distribute graphical investment research documents. But Multex's announcement does not necessarily mean that the vendor is ahead of its main competitor--Thomson Financial Services Inc.'s First Call Corp.'s Research Direct--in the race to release a graphical research delivery platform. In fact,

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