LEXIS-NEXIS Customizes Web-based Universe For Asia
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LEXIS-NEXIS, a leading provider of networked information to business and legal professionals, has customized Universe, its newly launched Web-based product, for Asia.
Universe is the company's full-on venture into the general and customized online information business.
The product is a resource environment powered by the LEXIS-NEXIS search engine and stocked with over 7,000 newspapers, magazines, trade journals, industry newsletters, and sources of financial data.
"Universe provides us with a browser based platform," said James King, vice president, NEXIS strategy & business Development enterprise knowledge services.
For the Asian version of the product, LEXIS-NEXIS has indexed a large range of regional sources including prominent publications like The Straits Times, The Business Times, Bangkok Post and South China Morning Post.
"Universe is going to be a family of products," added King. "The Asia version is one of them."
By mid-year, Universe will also include integrated Internet and LEXIS searching.
Like it's competitors, LEXIS-NEXIS is also developing business "behind the firewall" - that is providing similar services for Intranet customers and managing the private data of corporations.
LEXIS-NEXIS is a member of the Reed Elsevier Group, a large publishing and information business with annual sales of $5 billion and 27,000 employees.