Two months after opening for business, NewsRight, the news licensing agency created by the Associated Press and 28 other news organizations, has its first client.
It’s not Huffington Post or Google News or Flipboard. Rather, as NewsRight president David Westin had hinted earlier, the effort begins with a self-described “content delivery service” that sells electronic news summaries and analysis to big companies, Moreover Technologies.
Both NewsRight and Moreover are private companies, and specifics of the deal were not revealed. Nor has Moreover, founded in 1998, gone public with information about its revenues or been subject to business press coverage.
Westin told me in a phone interview this week that Moreover gets three things from the deal: cleared rights to news content it uses from the founders and 30 additional companies, a direct feed (as opposed to scraping the material), and NewsRight’s data analytics.