The first major deployment of push technology on the Web. Introduced in 1996 and supported by ad revenues, PointCast provided Internet-based news and customized information to the desktop. In 1999, LaunchPad Technologies acquired the product and turned it into EntryPoint, which later became Infogate. See Infogate.
PointCast "pushed" a lot of information into the user's machine. Its successor product kept the details on the Web and provided an "entry point" to them. (Screen examples courtesy of EntryPoint, Inc.)
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