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PointCast has released version 1.1 of the PointCast Network for Mac OS. The free update includes five new channels: Apple Computer corporate news and product information, ZDNet,
Check Point Software Technologies filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission to publicly offer 5.5 million shares of common stock, of which 800,000 are to be sold by Check Point and 4.7 million are to be sold by shareholders. CheckPoint will offer 4.4 million shares in the United States and 1.1 million in a concurrent international offering. The company will use the proceeds for general operating expenses.
Later this week, PointCast will introduce a new version of its client software, which allows users to receive custom news feeds and other information on their desktops. PointCast 1.1 will add file compression capabilities that will speed downloading of information by scrunching files by up to 50 percent, according to published reports. Although PointCast has got rave reviews for its slick implementation, and has signed on major news and information providers, the company has been singled out for not addressing the speed issue.