Dialog, a Thomson business and a provider of online-based information services, has developed and launched a technology platform for its line of business information, news and market research offerings.

The new platform is a result of investment from Thomson and the underlying technology that powers its various online services, as well as technology acquired through the 2001 Thomson purchase of NewsEdge, now part of Dialog.

Developed over a three-year period, the platform and a new intuitive interface are the result, in part, of participation from Dialog’s global customer advisory board and other key customers worldwide who provided feedback via focus groups, usability testing and alpha and beta testing.

“We’ve designed the platform as a strategic piece of technology that allows us to bundle business information, news and market research content,” said Roy Martin, president and CEO of Dialog. “The comprehensive platform offers advanced and powerful online research services that serve both the occasional user as well as the professional researcher by producing highly relevant results.”

Dialog said that new versions of two services Dialog Profound and Dialog NewsRoom are now operating on the new platform and are accessible through the unified interface. Current versions of three other Dialog services also are accessible through the shared interface and will be available on the new platform later this year.

Dialog: www.dialog.com