The much-anticipated Disney-Infoseek joint portal makes its debut, as does its strategy to take the portal concept beyond mere content-aggregation. The launch doesn't have the desired effect on Infoseek's stock, however, which after a brief spike turns downward. Meanwhile, Compaq's acquisition of Shopping.com sheds some light on its plans for AltaVista.
Disney, Infoseek not afraid of competition
Executives from the two firms say the strength of the Disney brand offline and the features in the new Go Network will set it apart from other portals.
Compaq's AltaVista strategy emerges
Infoseek, Disney go to work
Infoseek drops after Go launch