SAN FRANCISCO-AT&T Wireless Services Inc. selected San Francisco-based information service provider Inquisit Inc. to provide information services to its PocketNet subscribers. Inquisit commercially launched its service this month.
According to the agreement, Inquisit will provide AT&T PocketNet users with real-time headlines and information on the aerospace, banking and finance, biotech, energy and oil, health care, high technology, transportation and wireless communications industries.
PocketNet users also can elect to subscribe to Inquisit’s full personal intelligence service for business professionals for an additional $13 per month. The service allows subscribers to track customers, competitors, markets, technologies, trends and other information. The data then is delivered to an e-mail address, pager or wireless phone.
Subscribers to the Inquisit full personal attention service define both the search agents that fit their needs as well as a delivery time frame using forms on e-mail or at the Inquisit Web site.
Inquisit satellites receive information from hundreds of U.S. and international publications, trade and business journals, news wires and press release wires. An indexing agent sorts the articles and the search agents then search and retrieve the information defined by the subscriber.
Subscribers can have messages delivered at any interval they choose or as soon as any information is recovered by a search agent.
The service works with all standard e-mail programs and Web browsers, said the company, and it delivers to commonly used digital delivery platforms including plain text e-mail, HTML e-mail, the Web, pagers and cellular telephones. If a subscriber is using an e-mail compatible pager or cellular telephone, the device alerts them that an agent has delivered information to their PC-based e-mail, said Inquisit.