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PointCast

A now-defunct company founded in 1992 to deliver news and other information over Internet connections. PointCast's flagship product was PointCast Network, which sent customized news to users' desktops. PointCast Network was free. To use it, you needed to download the PointCast client program, which was available from PointCast's Web site and many other places.

PointCast was the first company to successfully combine the Internet with push technologies.

In 1999 EntryPoint acquired PointCast, and in late 2000 EntryPoint merged with Internet Financial Network Inc. to form InfoGate.







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