Northern Light Readies New Free Business Search Engine
Paula J. Hane Sent over this one: Northern Light (www.northernlight.com) has been providing business research content and search technology since its founding in 1996. It offered one of the first web search engines for business professionals and became well-known for its helpful blue results folders. Since 2002, the company’s main business has been in providing content and tools to enterprises. It offered its Business Research Engine (BRE; www.nlresearch.com) via subscription or annual licenses. (For background, see the NewsBreak.)
When the search service officially launches "sometime in mid-April," it will include a series of widgets that leverage the search activity of the Northern Light Search community of business researchers. These search widgets will include tag clouds of the most popular search terms and lists of the most popular articles accessed by other business users.