Other Businesses, Ventures and Investments
We are investing in a number of digital initiatives that are expanding our ability to better serve advertisers and reach consumers. These include Trove, a personalized news aggregation service. In addition, we seek out and evaluate innovative consumer Internet and technology companies that may be valuable as standalone businesses or in association with one or more of our operating units. Often, we explore strategic partnerships and in certain cases, we make investments or acquisitions.
Trove is a website and app for iPhone and iPad that streams news from thousands of sources so users can follow topics they care about, pick stories to highlight for others, and get the best news stories chosen by people who share their interests. Released as a public beta in April 2011, Trove was re-launched in January 2014.
Celtic Healthcare is a multi-state provider of Medicare-certified home healthcare and hospice services. Celtic's service area spans throughout western, central and northeastern Pennsylvania, and Montgomery and Baltimore counties in Maryland. Celtic Healthcare has earned national recognition for its proprietary technology and specialized chronic disease management programs utilizing virtual and telehealth technologies. The Washington Post Company acquired a majority interest in the company in November 2012.
Forney, a leader in power plant and large industrial systems for more than 85 years, by designs, manufactures, installs and services the most innovative lines of combustion equipment.