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FutureSource Ag Workstation is a Robust Solution to Meet the Needs of Professional Commodity Traders; LiveCharts Ag Provides Futures Traders with a Portable, Cost Efficient Ag Solution

HAYWARD, Calif., October 28, 2008 – 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 the launch of FutureSource® Ag Workstation and LiveCharts® Ag. These two new offerings provide professionals and retail traders, respectively, with data and tools designed to help them identify opportunities in the agriculture market.

“These two new product offerings bring agriculture futures traders a wide array of competitively priced features,” said Chuck Thompson, president of eSignal. “Both products provide the data and analytic tools useful for investors who are most interested in agriculture futures, such as corn, grains, soy, wheat and other commodities, combined with the reliability for which eSignal has become known among traders around the world.”

FutureSource Ag Workstation delivers real-time streaming global exchange data and advanced analytic software geared to the specialized needs of professional commodities traders. Among the tools that can be customized in the modular workstation are exchange trade spreads, forward curves showing trends in the commodities markets, seasonal charts, data import for displaying third-party information and a library of over 60 fixed price pages.

Commodity traders will also benefit from more than 300 weather maps showing soil moisture and rainfall, as well as the Dow Jones AgriWire News Service, all at no additional fee.

LiveCharts Ag offers users a portable, online application that can be used on any browser. LiveCharts Ag is a comprehensive service, streaming delayed futures data from more than a dozen futures exchanges. Users also have the ability to customize the product and create up to 10 portfolios and set up price alerts, view pop out windows, use advanced charting with access to 34 studies and powerful drawing tools to help them trade agriculture securities in the futures market.

Users can also upgrade to a LiveCharts Ag premium package to gain access to hundreds of weather maps from WSI, and Dow Jones Ag Market Commentary, which includes pre-market, midday, and closing reports on corn, wheat, soy, and cash grains.

Availability and Pricing:

LiveCharts Ag and FutureSource Ag Workstation are now available. Details and pricing can be found at LiveCharts Ag and FutureSource Workstation for the Agricultural Market

About Interactive Data:

Interactive Data Corporation (NYSE: IDC) is a leading global provider of financial market data, analytics and related services to financial institutions, active traders and individual investors. The Company's businesses supply real-time market data, time-sensitive pricing, evaluations and reference data for millions of securities traded around the world, including hard-to-value instruments. Many of the world's best-known financial service and software companies subscribe to the Company's services in support of their trading, analysis, portfolio management and valuation activities. Through its businesses, Interactive Data Pricing and Reference Data, Interactive Data Real-Time Services, Interactive Data Fixed Income Analytics, and eSignal, the Company has approximately 2,300 employees in offices located throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. The Company is headquartered in Bedford, Mass. Pearson plc (NYSE: PSO; LSE: PSON), an international media company, whose businesses include the Financial Times Group, Pearson Education, and the Penguin Group, is Interactive Data Corporation's majority stockholder. Interactive Data Corporation is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2008.

Interactive Data(SM) and the Interactive Data logo are service marks of Interactive Data Corporation.

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About eSignal:

eSignal (Streaming, real-time quotes and analysis on the world's markets delivered to PCs, laptops, PDAs and smart phones), Interactive Data Corporation’s (NYSE: IDC) desktop solutions business, is a leading global provider of financial and business information to professional traders and active individual traders. Building on a legacy of 25 years of delivering time-sensitive financial information, eSignal provides streaming, real-time market data, news and analytics. eSignal's suite of products includes eSignal®, Advanced GET®, QuoTrek®, FutureSource®, MarketCenter LIVE(SM), QCharts®, LiveCharts®, Market-Q(SM) and the Web portals,® and eSignal Formula Script(SM) and EFS(SM) are service marks of Interactive Data Corporation