The company launches a test version of its new Web site, burying two long-standing Internet brands, Snap.com and Xoom.com.
MSNBC.com and NBC and CNET's Snap.com have expanded their content alliance. MSNBC will provide national and local headline news and sports to Snap's front page. In addition, MSNBC headlines will be featured on a scrolling news ticker on Snap's front page, and MSNBC will continue to provide daily streaming video news features to Snap for Higher-Speed Users. CNET is the publisher of News.com.
Snap.com, the portal service from NBC and CNET, and Schoolpop.com, a fund-raising Web site for schools, announced a partnership in which Snap will provide the search engine on Schoolpop's site, and K-12 schools will receive a rebate for each search. The partnership launches Snap into the domain of philanthropic-based shopping communities where rewards are given to schools for online purchasing activity. CNET is the publisher of News.com.