Is Potomac Radio News how RTTNews gets information out of lock-ups? And is Susquehanna Investment Group involved or just curious?
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Since I first posted about RTTNews, my site has risen very high in the Google rankings for the curious Buffalo-based news agency. I am now on the first page of results for RTTNews. As well, none of my emails to RTTNews, requesting infromation, have been returned. This week I plan to follow up and make [...]
I’m still looking for more information about RTTNews. Last week, I sent a message to DPA-AFX and Ravi Mariathasan at RTTNews asking for more information about this article, which quotes Martin Kalverkamp of DPA-AFX saying that RTT provides a “real-time US macroeconomic news feed, sourced from the ‘lockup’ newsrooms of government departments.” Since I couldn’t [...]
RTTNews has come up in conversation here before, but I noticed yesterday that Paula Midena, formerly of CEP News (Canadian Economic Press), is now working for this curious Buffalo-based news agency. Paula, you may or may not recall, was the marketing director who either didn’t know or wouldn’t say that Vigilant Futures was the backer [...]
I wonder what’s going on. Both these visits came today from banks. There must be some chatter out there.
This site ranks pretty high for the keywords Vigilant Futures, but it would rank even higher if the first five positions weren’t all taken up by Vigilant Futures’ own site. Isn’t Google supposed to restrict the top ranker to two positions to avoid this type of thing?
CEP News — the mysterious news agency funded by Vigilant Futures — lives on, in a manner of speaking. I have known for awhile that former CEP spokeswoman Paula Midena and several ex-CEP staffers were with an outfit called aroundFX, but yesterday a reader pointed out to me that aroundFX has ties to Cyprus-based Askobid, [...]
This blog has a small but dedicated readership whose curiosity about Canadian Economic Press (CEP News), Vigilant Futures, Need to Know News (NTKN), Jed Capital, World Business Press (WBP Online), Econolive doesn’t wane even when I don’t cover them. I’ve decided to take a leaf out of the Wikileaks book and do a data dump [...]
Here’s a link to documents from 2008, released under the Freedom of Information act, showing Bloomberg News staff requesting information about NTKN. Bloomberg editors, whose names were given to me by other sources, have never returned my calls and emails about the NTKN/CEP situation. This document doesn’t reveal much other than the fact that government [...]
This information about Deutsche Börse making use of NTKN technology to provide “the fastest economic data for algo traders”prompted an email exchange with an interested reader. At least for me it is now clear that NTKN, CEP News etc are/were mainly in service for algorithmic traders. I am not convinced that their motive was to [...]