Posted by Jennifer Stein on March 8, 2012
As part of our recent rebranding, this blog has moved to our new website, and will no longer be updated here (blog.fpinfomart.ca).
You will find new posts, as well as our complete history, at our new home: www.infomart.com/blog
If you receive our posts by e-mail, you will need to sign up again at the new blog. Visit the blog and use the email subscription box to subscribe – make sure you never miss a post!
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Posted by Jennifer Stein on February 28, 2012
What do you call us? FPinfomart? FP Infomart? Or just Infomart? Our brand has evolved several times over the years. Depending on when you joined our family of users, you may think of us in different ways.
Big things are under way at Infomart. Our workspace is being renovated. We’ve got amazing product upgrades in the pipeline. And (in case you haven’t guessed by now), we’re re-branding.
In the coming weeks you’ll see a new logo at the top of our product page. You’ll notice we’re going back to our roots – Infomart. (You probably noticed we switched our Twitter handle from @FPinfomart to @infomart several months ago in preparation for this change). We will continue to offer the same suite of media monitoring and FP Advisor tools that you rely on. Cosmetic and functional changes to the Infomart product will roll out in future, but for now, it is only the brand that is changing.
We’re pretty excited around here – this is the first in a series of fantastic changes to come. The new brand won’t change your daily workflow – but we think it’s a better representation of our core strengths, and an excellent description of what we do.
If you have any questions about our new brand, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Please note that this blog will be moving to our new domain – infomart.com – in the coming weeks. We will provide lots of notice and instructions, so keep an eye out for messages.
We look forward to having you along for the ride with us!
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Posted by fpinfomart on February 16, 2012
There was a lot of chatter yesterday about copyright after The Associated Press, one of the largest news organizations in the world, announced that it was suing Meltwater News for copyright infringement.
In a press release distributed on Feb. 14, AP alleges that Meltwater “styles itself as a modern-day electronic clipping service with a guarantee of ‘no copyright fees.’”
In the words of Tom Curley, president and CEO of The Associated Press, “[Meltwater] has a significant negative impact on the ability of AP to continue providing the high-quality news reports on which the public relies.”
In its press release, AP goes on to claim that “Meltwater is not a typical news aggregator,” most notably because “Meltwater is a closed system sold only to subscribers for a fee, and not a means of expanding public access.”
The Associated Press’ filing came the same day as ruling from the United Kingdom Copyright Tribunal. The tribunal said Meltwater’s users must still pay license fees to the U.K.’s main news publishers.
The Copyright Tribunal decision follows a recent U.K. Court of Appeal ruling. The Court of Appeal ruling held that “the receipt and use by an end-user of Meltwater News will constitute an infringement of the copyright of the Publishers in either or both the headlines or the articles on their websites.”
In the statement of claim, Postmedia contends that Meltwater does not have a license to use Postmedia content in its service and is, therefore, not entitled to use content from such newspapers as the Vancouver Sun, Calgary Herald or National Post in its service. None of the allegations have been proven in court.
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Posted by Jennifer Stein on February 14, 2012
We are excited to announce that effective immediately, the Halifax Chronicle-Herald is available for search and monitoring on FPinfomart. This newspaper publishes Monday through Saturday, and our coverage begins February 1, 2012. You can add this source to your Personal Profiles, search it in the Archives, or browse recent issues in Latest News.
Along with the addition of the Chronicle-Herald, we have also added two other Halifax papers, the Halifax Community Herald (publishes Mondays), and the Halifax Sunday Herald (publishes Sundays).
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Posted by fpinfomart on February 9, 2012
The latest book available for purchase in our series of printed publications is the 2011 edition of FPdividends – Annual Record & 10-year Price Range.
Considered the definitive resource on dividends in Canada, FP Dividends ensures you have a complete record of distributions, in cash or in kind, by companies and trusts which are listed on Canadian stock exchanges for 2011. Whether you’re managing a corporate portfolio, trading professionally, or investing privately, you’ll find this book to be an invaluable source of information.
In the Annual Dividend Record section, you get a complete record of dividend-paying companies for 2011. In the 10-Year Price Range, historical prices are fully adjusted for any stock splits or consolidations – and details of the consolidation or split are appended.
A benchmark reference on Canadian dividends and stock price history, FP Dividends – Annual Record & 10-Year Price Range also provides data on corporate changes, new stock listings, delisted securities, rights offerings, and much more. It’s one of the most reached-for investor resources available.
- Foreign currency dividends
- Lists federal, provincial, municipal and corporate issues by maturity
- Dividend Reinvestment Plans (DRIPs)
- Dividend changes
- Complete record of all dividend-paying companies for 2009
- Summary of 2009, 2010 and 2011 payments
- Comprehensive coverage of Canadian mutual fund distributions
- New listings, delistings, suspended stocks, name changes
- Detailed stock symbols for all listed securities
- Exchange listings
- Dividend changes
- Highs and lows for nine previous years
- High, low and close prices for 2011
Pricing and ordering information are available on our FP Dividends page but please note that bulk discounts are also available.
To order, or for more information, please visit our FP Publications page.
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Posted by Jennifer Stein on January 26, 2012
Since 2009, for select newspapers, you will have seen a thumbnail image of the full page on which an article you are reading was printed. The purpose of these “pageview” images is to provide visual context to the article you are reading. It is often helpful to understand where on a page an article was placed; the size of the headline and/or font used; the placement of images within the story; the proximity to other articles on the page; and the presence of any advertisements on that page.
Effective this week, you will find a similar “pageview” image for online content originating from Postmedia-owned major daily news websites (list below). A similar use-case for Web Page View applies here: it can be helpful to see a visual representation of how a story appeared in its native context – where on a webpage it was placed; what other content also appeared on the page; what ads were present. This point-in-time screenshot can also be critical in the ephemeral world of online content, where webpages are fluid. Online content changes and disappears, and these pageviews capture what the story looked like at the time it was indexed by our database.
The full page images are sized large enough for you to get a sense of the page's layout, but are not intended to be large enough to read the text of the articles.
You may click the Web Page View thumbnail to view a slightly larger version of the image. There is no additional charge for accessing these images.
Websites for which Web Page Views are currently available:
Images from additional websites will be added as we receive permission from publishers to do so.
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