I plead guilty to enjoying a cold beer or two, and I’ve watched with amazement as the decade-long bull market in the craft beer industry shows no signs of abating.
Dow Jones & Co. is taking a direct aim at Bloomberg by launching a new online service for business professionals looking for in-depth information about specific industries.<br clear="none" /> <br clear="none" /> The Wall Street Journal Professional Edition will draw from Dow Jones newswires, the Wall Street Journal and Factiva, among other sources, and will be accessible through a personalized Web site. The rollout extends first to enterprise customers in November, with broader availability scheduled for January.<br clear="none" /> <br clear="none" /> The cost for the service is $49 per month for individuals; enterprise subscribers receive it for a discount.<br clear="none" /> <br clear="none" /> "We are not imprisoned by a terminal and are thus able to produce a more contemporary Web-based news feed tailored to a sector, a company or an asset class," Robert Thomson, editor-in-chief of Dow Jones & Co. and managing editor of the Wall Street Journal, said in a statement. "Readers will be able to create a virtual newswire and alert system that suits their specific business needs."<br clear="none" /> <br clear="none" /> Some of the features include: Aggregated news and information from more than 17,000 worldwide source, many of which, Dow Jones said, are not currently available on the Web; and access to Factvia SmartSearch, 30 industry-specific pages and six "key" industry sections covering pharmaceuticals, healthcare, energy, media & marketing, telecommunications and technology.<br clear="none" /> <br clear="none" /> "We've designed the Wall Street Journal Professional Edition to deliver information without the overload," Clare Hart, executive vice president, Dow Jones & Co., said in a statement.<br clear="none" /> <br clear="none" /> <a href="http://www.editorandpublisher.com" target="_blank">— Nielsen Business Media</a>