Interfax second most cited brand name in Runet in 2006
Webscan Technologies, a leading software producer, has ranked Interfax Information Services Group second on its list of the 100 most frequently mentioned brand names in the Russian-language part of the Internet (Runet).
The RIA Novosti news agency was ranked first, with ITAR-TASS placing third, Reuters sixth, Prime TASS 10th, and RBC in 14th place.
Interfax‘ main news site in the Runet domain ishttp://www.interfax.ru/, which provides free access to the agency‘s news.
Interfax also supports other popular sites, including http://www.e-disclosure.ru/, which discloses information on 10,000 Russian share-issuing companies, and www.interfax-religion.ru, which covers events in Russian religious communities.
Interfax also runs specialized information systems for various categories of participants in financial markets, including EfiR (www.ideal.ru), IFX (www.ifx.ru), and the SPARK database http://www.spark.ru(/, which contains information on all legal entities registered in Russia.
***The Interfax Information Services Group provides information products and means of communication for politics and business.
Since the start of the 1990s, Interfax has been the main source of current reports on Russia and the rest of the Commonwealth of Independent States for the international community.It is the most frequently cited source of information in foreign media reports from this part of the world and is one of the world‘s most often used sources of current news.
In recent years, Interfax has also become a leading source of political and financial news from European emerging markets and China.
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It develops a wide range of software solutions and services based on them. They include online instruments for monitoring Internet media, solutions for monitoring the advertising activity of rivals, services for the independent audit of advertising via the Internet, desktop business applications for the online monitoring of information, and tools for media measurement and analysis.
Webscan Technologies also offers subscriptions to various specialized digests and prepares various projects for the analysis of Internet information.
Webscan Technologies products include information from more than 80 countries, are translated into various languages, including Russian, and are compatible with the majority of personal and mobile computer platforms.