micro$oft to standardize cybercasting

Microsoft has proposed a standard format for delivering television-like
channels through the next version of its Internet Explorer Web browser,
capitalizing on the new strategy of using "push" technology to deliver
information to customers, rather than passively waiting for them to retrieve
it.  A Microsoft VP says the standard would make it easier for other Web
site operators to personalize their sites for individual users, and to add
animation to their pages:  "Internet Explorer 4.0 allows you to take any Web
site and turn it into a channel."  Netscape is proposing a competing
standard, which is incompatible with the Microsoft technology: "Both
companies have decided, 'Hey, it's time to batten down the hatches and go
into battle mode,'" says a Forrester Research analyst.  (Wall Street Journal
12 Mar 97)

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