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Outsell report shows slower information industry growth

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Burlingame, Calif.—A report released Monday by market research firm Outsell shows that overall growth for the information industry is starting to slow.

“The Outsell 100 Company Monitor” financial scorecard tracks the performance of 100 public information companies that generated a combined $126 billion in revenue last year, or 41% of the $308 billion information industry.

Growth rates for the Outsell 100 have declined in all but one quarter since early 2004. This is significant, Outsell said, because the growth rate for this group is typically higher than that of the total information industry. Outsell forecasts that total information industry revenue will be up 6% to 8% this year, compared with an average 8.8% in 2005.

—Matthew Schwartz

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