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Definition: personal portal

A home page on the Web that is customized by the user. A personal portal is typically associated with a search engine such as Yahoo and Google, although My Yahoo is still around while iGoogle is not. The page displays selected information such as news, weather and stock quotes. If the portal publisher offers email, instant messaging (IM) or other services, direct links to those systems are also provided. See gadget, widget, portal and adaptive website.