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Tools Round Up: Factiva Adds Features, eMarketer’s New App, and More

Factiva is unveiling a number of new bells and whistles, Dow Jones has announced. Among them are a new iPad app (which will be accessible in nine languages), a new user interface and “Snapshots” tool that will allow users to personalize the information they need, and the addition of 100 Arabic sources, 3,000 blogs, and millions of company profiles.

EMarketer has launched a new mobile app: Executive View for iPhone. Users of Executive View and eMarketer Total Access will have access to the app anywhere. Executive View will be available for Android and Blackberry users in May.

HP has sent out the invites for the March 2 launch party for its new phone, Veer, which has a 2.6-inch touchscreen, TechCrunch reports. A Best Buy or AT&T business card is required to attend the party, which has implications… TechCrunch guesstimates that the phone will hit stores that week.

Critical Mention has added the BBC News TV and radio content to its platform. Critical Mention collects information from more than 1,000 international media sources.

Paul Trout announced today that the virtual events production company he founded in September 2008 (just after the economic collapse), Shift Worldwide, has shut its doors. (Shift Worldwide is not related to Shift Communications.) In its place, he’s launching Paul Trout Executive Consulting, which will provide coaching, research, and other executive services.

“Having been founded one week after the financial crisis in September, 2008, our company made every effort to survive in a difficult financial and ever-changing technological environment. We, alas, were not successful,” Trout wrote in the company’s final newsletter.

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