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Definition: PointCast

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.

The PointCast Screen
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.)