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    Added Features Give Traders Powerful Tools on their Mobile Devices; Original QuoTrek Device Featured in the Museum of American Finance

    HAYWARD, Calif., February 3, 2009 — eSignal, a division of Interactive Data Corporation (NYSE: IDC) and a leading provider of streaming, real-time financial market data, news, analytics and decision-support tools for professional and individual traders, today announced that it has launched QuoTrek® 2.0, the latest update to the Company’s leading mobile financial service available for Blackberry and other Java-enabled mobile devices.

    In addition to the robust mobile tools the service currently offers, the QuoTrek 2.0 platform now allows users to view 5 portfolios containing up to 15 symbols each, 45 more symbols than the prior version, and features Snap Quote, which provides on-demand pricing information on a scrollable screen. The news window has also been upgraded to include Dow Jones energy and commodities news and supports key word and symbol searches.

    “Investors will quickly find that it is an amazing experience to have such powerful market information available in the palm of their hands,” said Chuck Thompson, president of eSignal. “QuoTrek 2.0 empowers its users with convenient real-time data updates to their watch list of securities anytime, anywhere. These additional features will deliver a new level of access to personalized financial information by allowing customers to manage and monitor the market using more dynamic tools on their mobile devices.”

    The predecessor to the QuoTrek 2.0 product is currently highlighted in New York’s Museum of American Finance, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. In its exhibit, “Trading on the Street,” the museum traces the history of stock trading through the electronic era. It identifies the original QuoTrek device as the first to send market quotes, news and information via FM airwaves to users across the United States, long before PDAs, cell phones and instant messaging existed. Pioneered by eSignal and launched in 1983, the original QuoTrek boasted more than 50,000 subscribers to real-time market data and news services. Now, eSignal’s award-winning services and financial tools are available to users on most Java-enabled portable devices including Blackberry® Bold™.

    With the latest update, QuoTrek continues to help meet the needs of the financial services industry by providing investors with eSignal’s reliable, streaming, real-time quotes on their hand-held, portable devices. QuoTrek provides investors with streaming charts containing real-time data that can be displayed in line, bar or candlestick form, as well as access to U.S. and international stocks, indices, futures, options and FOREX data. QuoTrek users can also access more than 15 analytical studies, along with real-time company announcements from newswire services such as PR Newswire and Business Wire.

    Availability and Pricing:

    QuoTrek 2.0 is currently available. Monthly subscription fees start at $59, but current subscribers to other eSignal products, including LiveCharts, eSignal, eSignal Pro or FutureSource Workstation, can add QuoTrek to their subscription for free for the first 30 days and for only $35 per month thereafter. For more information, visit eSignal’s QuoTrek website at or call 510.723.1765.