Tech Industry

Portals under pressure

As the financial quarter comes to a close, several portal power plays are brewing, stepping up competition in the closely watched space.

As the financial quarter comes to a close, several portal power plays are brewing, stepping up competition in the closely watched space.

Portals to see improved earnings
Despite dire predictions, a number of portal companies are expected to post improved quarterly results next month.

MSN.com does search deals
The Microsoft portal adopts rival Netscape's search rotation model, entering agreements with search sites worth a total of $60 million.

Infoseek, Disney plan portal
update The Web firm and entertainment giant plan to start a new site to better position themselves in the race to lure people to portals.

Excite gets new email partner
The Net portal has agreed to license technology from Software.com to power its Web-based email service, MailExcite.