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Short Take: PointCast inks deals for new services

Push technology pioneer PointCast has inked deals with a number of brand-name companies who will provide financial and business services on the PointCast Business Network. As part of the deal, two new services will be offered on the network: Preferred Online Broker, a trading service on the newly upgraded Companies channel, and EntryPoint, a business services center. Ameritrade, DLJdirect, E*Trade, and Suretrade will offer integrated online stock and mutual fund trading on the Preferred Online Broker program, while EntryPoint's charter sponsors will include CareerPath, OnSale, Travelocity, and Zip2.

Push technology pioneer PointCast has inked deals with a number of brand-name companies who will provide financial and business services on the PointCast Business Network. As part of the deal, two new services will be offered on the network: Preferred Online Broker, a trading service on the newly upgraded Companies channel, and EntryPoint, a business services center. Ameritrade, DLJdirect, E*Trade, and Suretrade will offer integrated online stock and mutual fund trading on the Preferred Online Broker program, while EntryPoint's charter sponsors will include CareerPath, OnSale, Travelocity, and Zip2.