Thomson Reuters has announced the launch of Eikon Digest, what it terms a personalised proprietaryservice containing the most significant news, research, data and information from Thomson Reuters Eikon, its financial desktop platform.
The new service is built upon the foundation of Reuters News and the firm says that unlike popular news aggregation services that use destination apps or home pages to deliver news, Eikon Digest goes several steps further to include AI algorithms that sift through terabytes upon terabytes of news and data to deliver personalised information according to the company list/portfolio, industry sector, language, content entitlements and regions that interest clients the most.
One algorithm sifts through research and events, while another AI algorithm identifies significant company news such as news about earnings, mergers and acquisitions, product launches and controversies. Users can also access the most read stories in Eikon, ranked by their readership, as well as Top news, which is picked by Reuters’ editors. The firm adds the service identifies and consolidates duplicate and similar stories such as news events covered by multiple sources.
“Today our clients have more news and information at their fingertips than at any other time in history, but in order to benefit they need the capacity to quickly and easily determine what’s relevant and separate it from the rest, turning a flood of information into a manageable and actionable flow,” says Ian Brocklehurst global product head, Financial and Risk, Thomson Reuters. “Eikon Digest represents a new way for our clients to see the markets through our AI algorithms and benefit by staying ahead of changing trends, whether in the office or on the move. Over the coming months we plan to include additional content such as estimates, StarMine data, filings, and other features.”