Vendors Seek New Markets

SPECIAL REPORT: INSIDE MARKET DATA YEAR IN REVIEW

Bloomberg and Thomson Financial both moved into new business areas over the past year to gain an edge over each other and rival Reuters by expanding their offerings to gain more "stickiness" with users.

Neither has so far entered the low-latency data space against vendors such as Wombat, InfoDyne, Activ Financial, Spryware and Reuters' direct feed offering—though rumors persisted that Thomson plans to buy into the space.

Instead, both focused on content, primarily for traditional end-users. Th

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