CONTENT, PORTALS & COMMUNITY
Sun-Netscape Alliance, Sybase jump into Web portals
The Sun-Netscape Alliance and Sybase are the
newest entries in the Web portal software sweepstakes. The two companies will
soon ship new software that will let businesses create Web sites for their customers,
partners and employees. The software will help companies build sites that let
people access email, corporate resources and information, as well as commerce
Ford, Trilogy form e-commerce venture
The giant automaker forms a joint venture with
the closely held business software firm to develop and operate all of Ford's Web
eBay pushes into Scandinavia
The online auction house is pursuing investments
in the Internet-rich Scandinavian countries as part of its expansion drive across
Excite@Home, Dow Jones plan portal, IPO
The company will develop a Web portal designed
for small and medium-sized businesses and is expected to file to sell a minority
stake in an initial public stock offering, according to sources familiar with
the plans. The site, also expected to debut this year, will keep the name of the
business portal launched by Excite@Home, Work.com.
Chemdex changes name, expands focus
Chemdex, the online seller of chemicals and
lab equipment, said it is changing its name to Ventro, forming a new company to
expand into other industry areas beyond life sciences.
Onvia's Business Services To Be Available Through AOL Brands
Onvia.com Inc. and America Online Inc. said
they formed a two-year strategic alliance to provide users of AOL brands with
Onvia's business services through a co-branded Web site.
Personalization-Mostly Potential, For Now
Not even the portals have taken personalization
beyond the basics. Still, they're the best ones to study, for now.
SAP, the giant enterprise software firm, is
transforming itself into a creator of business portals.
Freeshipping.com To Launch Online Marketplace
Freeshipping.com today unveiled plansfor a
business-to-business online marketplace -- where small companies will be able
to purchase office products, PCs, and other goods and services.
Top automakers gear up for Net marketplaces
Carmakers such as Ford and Toyota are racing
onto the Web, looking to lower costs and broaden their reach.
Andersen Creates E-Business Launch Pad
Andersen Consulting Wednesday created a global
network of 17 dot-com launch centers to help e-commerce start-ups and spin-offs
become viable businesses.
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