Small Players Flood World Wide Web With Offerings


NEW YORK--While a number of companies in 1996 made tentative forays into the real-time market, 1997 saw many players, including smaller firms, flood the Web with sites providing real-time data, news and commentary.

Thomson Market Information Services transformed its standalone Munifacts municipal securities data and newswire service into a Web-based service and increased its editorial coverage (IMD, Jan. 27). The new service, located at, was called Thomson Municipal News. Thomson

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