Today, I am very proud to announce the first of a long series of new features on our way to achieving the full vision of our platform.
You have now the ability to see press releases directly in a company profile (see IBM Corporation and Blue Shield California). Today, you can see press releases very readily for public company profiles but it is quite rare to see the same for private companies and that is what we are doing for free!!! With this new release, you are now able to follow more targets and get information in real time about what is happening with your partners, competitors, customers or suppliers independently of whether the company is public. If you are a job seeker, you will find these news releases interesting as you are getting ready for an interview.
As we are receiving press releases from our content partners and matching those press releases directly into our company profiles on a daily basis, our database is now updated more than a thousand time every day making it more fresh and updated.
If you are looking for a press release on the site, there are few cases for which we may not have it and for which you can help:
1) The company doesn’t exist yet in our database. In this case, you should just create the profile and add as much information as possible to enable better matching. We are doing well with company name, web site, stock ticker and addresses but the more information, the better;
2) We may not have enough data to do an accurate matching. Again in this case, just make sure we have at least company name, web site, stock ticker and addresses and the more information you can add in addition to this, the better;
3) Lastly, we may not have agreements with a newswire that push press releases for that specific companies, in this case, just post a request with the name of the wire provider in our user forum and we will contact them to add them to our roster.
This feature is only available for the time being on our beta site hub.spoke.com. When we will migrate hub.spoke.com to www.spoke.com, the feature will be available on this site as well.
By providing the ability to follow private companies for free, we want to thank our community for all the support they have been providing us and for such a long time. In this Thanksgiving Day, I feel blessed to be part of such a supportive community. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.