"Microsoft and MetaCarta have a shared interest in delivering information to consumers that is local, reliable and actionable, said Tammy Savage, General Manager, Public Safety, Startup Business Accelerator Group, Microsoft Corporation. To this end, we are pleased to apply MetaCartas advanced geo-referencing platform to the Microsoft Vine service, which in turn will offer people personalized news and other relevant content at their fingertips - a compelling combination for consumers eager for local content.
MetaCartas platform automatically geo-references textual data from all sources. The platform includes the GeoSearch News Collection, which provides more than 200,000 articles per day of international and hyperlocal news.
The Microsoft Vine beta will be available for a limited number of people to download at no cost, beginning early May 2009. For more information or to request an invitation, visit www.vine.net.
MetaCarta is the leading provider of geographic search and referencing solutions. MetaCarta products make data and unstructured content location-aware so that information becomes geographically relevant. Accessed through any mapping tool, these innovative solutions make it possible for people to discover, visualize, and act on important information. MetaCarta customers include government entities, oil & gas companies, and media organizations. Founded by a team of MIT researchers in 2001, MetaCarta is privately held, with US headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts and offices in Vienna, Virginia; San Francisco, California; Seattle, Washington; Houston, Texas and resellers worldwide. For more information, please visit www.metacarta.com or MetaCarta Resource Center.
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