Newsle is a service that let’s you track people in the news.
Newsle finds articles about you, your friends and colleagues, and anyone else you care about and notifies you minutes or hours after they’re published.
Newsle’s private beta launched in January 2011, and was covered by TechCrunch.
Newsle combs the web continuously, analyzing over 1 million articles each day – every major news article and blog post published online, as well as most minor ones.
Newsle’s core technology is its disambiguation algorithm, which determines whether an article mentioning “John Smith” is about the right person.
Newsle only indexes publicly available news articles. It does not search for personal records, criminal records, phone numbers, addresses, or other private information.
The company is based in San Francisco.
I was one of the lucky people who received an invitation to join. Below is a screenshot to give an idea of how it is structured.