These two services take MIPTC's daily feed and channel it to various news services, including newspapers like the Washington Post and the Houston Chronicle. Other services include Xinhua, the state news agency of the People's Republic of China, AP, UPI, the BBC, the Korea Times and Al Bawaba, the news source for the Middle East.
So why apparently concede to the success of newspapers despite my pronouncement that they're dead? Your own experience and a close reading of my post shows that while newspapers may have one foot in the grave, they're likely to go the way of radio - still on the air and the choice of many New York train commuters.
Besides, why not proselytize to the Middle East?