News.Net Directory of Sites

About News.Net Directory of Sites

The News.Net network of sites was launched in 1999. The number of sites has grown over the years and new sites are added periodically. The first site established was Australian News.Net. From there sites were progressively developed over a period of months for each of the main cities and countries in the Asian region. By the year 2000 the number of News.Net sites had grown to fifty, covering the Asia Pacific, Southeast Asia, Oceana, and Central Asia regions. Sites were established for China, Japan, North Korea, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Beijing, Hong Kong, Macau, Manila, Osaka, Seoul, Shanghai, Taipei, and Tokyo in the Asia Pacific region, Afghanistan, and Mongolia in Central Asia, Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Auckland, Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney in Oceana, and Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Bangkok, Bombay, Calcutta, Brunei, Jakarta, Karachi, Kuala Lumpur, Mumbai, and New Delhi, in Southeast Asia. Regional sites were also developed for the Asia Pacific, Central Asia (covering Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan) and Southeast Asia regions.

Then followed the key cities in the United States with sites produced for Albuquerque, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Baton Rouge, Birmingham, Boston, Buffalo, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Colorado Springs, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, El Paso, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Worth, Honolulu, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Knoxville, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Louisville, Memphis, Miami, Minneapolis, Nashville, New Orleans, New York City, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, Raleigh, Reno, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, Silicon Valley, St Louis, St Petersburg Florida, Tampa, Tucson, Tulsa, Tuscaloosa, Virginia Beach, and Washington DC.

Simultaneously with the U.S. cities, sites were produced for the United Kingdom, the United States, Israel, Russia, London, Moscow and St Petersburg (Russia).

Then came Europe News.Net together with individual sites for Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Dublin, Moscow, Paris, and Stockholm.

The Africa news followed along with the production of sites for Kenya, Liberia, Morocco, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Turkey, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Johannesburg.

While Caribbean News.Net is still in the pipeline, sites have been long-developed for the Bahamas, Barbados, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago.

In Central America sites exist for El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Mexico City.

There is North America News.Net and there are separate sites for the United States, Canada, Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver.

South America News.Net is still to come on stream but there are sites for Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, Buenos Aires, and Rio de Janeiro.

Today there exists a stand-alone News.Net site for each major region, nation, and city around the globe. News content is powered by a number of sources through an associated entity, which compiles stories from its own journalists, as well as its news-gathering software which spiders some 7,000 sources of news. Content is also derived from contracted wire services.

The News.Net sites provide local weather, news polls devoted to current topics, RSS feeds of local news, foreign currency rates and news, and access to official sites (in the main) for local government, travel, and sporting teams.

A special feature on each site is a mechanism where users can customize colors and preferences.

The News.Net network of sites is owned by Mainstream Media EC which is incorporated in Bahrain. The registered office is at 5th Floor, UGB Tower, Manama, Bahrain. The postal address is P.O. Box 10783, Manama, Bahrain.

Mainstream Media EC has news bureaus in Sydney (Australia), Perth (Australia) and Dubai (UAE). Telephone and facsimile servicing is through the Sydney office:
Telephone 61 413 592 865
Facsimile: 61 2 9283 8490

Last updated on July 17 2024

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