ATLANTA, April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — NewsRx™ has named Roscoe Smith as Chief Operating Officer in a move timed with the upcoming launch of the company’s new flagship product BUTTER™.
Smith replaces former NewsRx™ Publisher and COO Susan Hasty who has retired.
Founded 31 years ago, NewsRx™ monitors all emerging research and all new discoveries worldwide, and writes a news article about each of these. The company moves this content into its 194 newsweeklies containing over 35,000 new articles a week, and onto the BUTTER™ business intelligence and analytics platform, containing over 9.5 million proprietary articles.
Smith will direct the international release of BUTTER™ on May 1, 2015. He comes to NewsRx™ from earlier publisher, CEO and COO positions at companies including McGraw-Hill, Philips Publishing, Intellerus, Agent Media, Knowledge Industry Publications, and PBI Media, and he has worked on M&A projects involving investment bankers Veronis Suhler Stevenson, Post Capital Partners, and Jordan Edmiston Group. Smith has worked for more than 30 years with global media companies.
“NewsRx™ has been at the leading edge of using technology to create high value content that’s indispensable in the workflow of its worldwide users. I’m delighted to join such a successful team to guide the launch its latest innovation, BUTTER™,” Smith said.
BUTTER™ is an acronym for Better Understanding Through Technology and Emerging Research, and at launch will contain almost 10 million proprietary news articles and advanced analytics. BUTTER™ users will be able to create and distribute reports and analytics on any topic.
Current NewsRx™ customers and partners include large U.S. companies like Thomson Reuters and Dow Jones, plus international organizations in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.
In addition to BUTTER™, NewsRx™ technology products include Artificial Intelligence Journalist™ and Artificial Intelligence Editor™, and its 104 titles include China Weekly News, Defense & Aerospace Week, Investment Weekly News, Journal of Engineering, Journal of Technology, Journal of Robotics & Machine Learning, Mergers & Acquisitions Business, Science Letter, Education Letter, Health & Medicine Week, Biotech Week, Politics & Government Week, Energy Weekly News, and others.
SOURCE NewsRx, LLC