Anyone who reads the news knows that Reuters is a major news agency; in fact, it is the world's largest international multimedia news agency.

It's also clear that Reuters is very interested in experimentation with "new media". They have established to package and highlight some of their technical innovations. has an iPhone application, experimental social and community APIs, lots of semantic experimentation, and even a really neat "Face Search" application. The neatest thing, though, is that it runs on Drupal 6.

Let's think through this again. The world's largest international news agency uses Drupal to highlight the innovative features and applications they think they may want to deploy in the future. I don't know about you, but I like the way that sentence sounds.

Reuters labs


greggles (not verified):

Great news. I was at a Semantic Web Meetup back in March of 2009 where Scor and Bejamin Melancon presented and the Reuters folks were in the audience. I wonder if there were any connection...If nothing else having community members who are thought leaders in cutting edge fields is very helpful!

Jacques (xmacinfo) (not verified):

Newsbeat and Face Search are not on Drupal yet. But who knows the future? Looks like they have the power to make this possible through Drupal. :-)