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Infoseek gets personal

Infoseek joins the growing number of Web sites that offer personalized information services.

Becoming another of a growing number of personalized Web sites, Infoseek today launched its Infoseek Personal to provide users with custom news feeds, stock quotes, weather, and movie and TV listings via the Web.

Infoseek Personal is similar to Netscape Communications's Personal Workspace and Microsoft Network's customizable Start Page, both of which provide users with a personalized view of information available from the Internet.

In addition to the information services like news and stock quotes, Infoseek Personal users can scan Usenet newsgroups for relevant topics and do keyword searches through the Infoseek search engine.

Separately, Infoseek last week filed a petition with the Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering of 3 million shares of common stock. The company expects trading to start at $10 to $12 per share.

Infoseek will follow Excite, Lycos, and Yahoo as the latest Net search service to cash in on the Internet IPO frenzy.

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