If there ever were any doubts about whether the industries on the peripheries of the Internet were converging, deals struck just this week should erase them. Companies ranging from entertainment giant Disney to telco titan AT&T and broadcast powerhouse NBC all have forged partnerships with Net companies, looking to become the latest, greatest portal brand.
Disney takes stake in Infoseek
update Walt Disney buys a 43 percent stake in Infoseek, ending a week of speculation that the two companies would combine forces.
Convergence through mergers
AOL up after AT&T report
AOL affirms independence
Telco speculation fuels Net stocks
Telcos hit snags in Net efforts
Excite, AT&T service launches
NBC buys stake in CNET, Snap
Telcos aim for one-stop shops
AT&T broadens Net strategy