Following on from an earlier post about Yahoo! News.
They capitalise on their abilities to take their data further, by organising it into packages for consumption.
If you are thinking of making a topical news portal, check out Full Coverage first, as a similar one may be already in flight.
Eg. Oil and Gas
Unless I’m not totally happy with the quantity, quality, and result ranking of Yahoo! News (sources), this is a great current awareness portal for the Oil and Gas industry.
Their coverage of mainstream media and press releases is quite good…not so sure about trade and industry newsletters/journals/reports, but then that’s why you have to pay for Factiva (also benefit of an archive, as opposed to Yahoo! News one month archive).
…then there is also news from blogs.
The Full Coverage page is divided into:
- News Stories
- Feature Articles
- Opinions and Editorials
- Related Web Sites
Now here it comes…wouldn’t it be great if each of these sections had an RSS feed or even a general RSS feed
…if this were so I would use it, RSS is becoming so common that I am starting to get an attitude that I only read stuff if it has a feed, it’s just easier that way!
There are a few essentials that I use email alerts or monitor with WatchThatPage (highly recommended, don’t know what I’d do without it).
Same goes with the Yahoo! Finance Industry Center, there are so many packaged portals in this list.
Industry Center provides more than just news, they have:
- Industy Market Summary
- Industry Top Performers
- Industry Calendar
- Industry Profile
- Top Ranked Analysts
- Locate Industry by company
- Industry Statistics
- Community Spotlight
- Related Industries
- More On This Industry
An RSS feed for at least the News section would be great, it beats a search term RSS feed, as the aboutness of the subject is more precise.