GNN breaks SEC story
SEC EDGAR DATABASE TO BE MADE FREELY AVAILABLE ON INTERNET COMPUTER NETWORK
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Thursday, October 21, 1993 8:00 p.m. (eastern)
SEBASTOPOL, CA -- The Global Network Navigator, an Internet-based online resource center, reported this afternoon that the Internet Multicasting Service, in conjunction with the New York University Stern School of Business, will be participating in a project to provide access on the Internet to the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) EDGAR database. This project is sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Today's announcement means that the key public disclosure information contained in EDGAR will, for the first time, become available to the general public over the global Internet computer network.
THE EDGAR DATABASE
EDGAR is an on-line filing system mandated by the SEC for America's largest corporations. It includes documents such as the 10-K and 10-Q reports required of corporations on the New York and American stock exchanges, filings by companies trading over the counter, and a variety of other registration statements, ownership reports, and annual and quarterly reports. The EDGAR database contains key public disclosure information needed by consumers, journalists, researchers, and workers in the financial services industries.
People connected to the Internet will be able to use a variety of different techniques for accessing the information in EDGAR, including electronic mail, ftp, Archie, WAIS, World Wide Web, and multicasting. GNN News contains an in-depth presentation and analysis of this important breakthrough in the dissemination of information over the Internet.
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