Reuters Money Network Platinum Service - By John Sweeney
Reuters Money Network allows you to access the information tidal wave easily
W hat could be cozier than rolling into the office each day, popping open the paper and calmly, quietly reading
about the world's latest follies before comfortably scanning the financials to be reassured of one's own market
brilliance? It's obnoxious but bearable that you have to sift through 20 or 30 pages of Investor's Business Daily
or The Wall Street Journal to get at what you want, so when Reality OnLine, formerly known as Reality
Technologies, offered to put just what I want on a screen in the familiar newspaper format (Figure 1), I was happy
to check it out.
First, let me say that you will see less of the world's follies on Reuters Money Network. No stories of sex discrimination at Jenny Craig or unseemly "Borkings" of Justice Clarence Thomas are available here, even though
Dow Jones supplies the news for Reuters Money Network. Information about the latest initial public offerings,
some WSJ Work Week copy or a hacker break-in at General Electric might make the headline list, however.