Communication Magazine /
Volume 2, Number 5 / May 1, 1995 / Page 4
Big Business Coalitions
by Amelia DeLoach
- Netscape and Sun
Microsystems formally announced an agreement made last
fall to integrate Netscape Navigator (tm) and Netscape server
products into Sun's software subsidiary product, SunSoft Solaris
(tm), and Microsoft Windows platforms. In short, this merging
of software is designed to give customers an easy-to-use interface
and increased security to promote online business transactions.
- CommerceNet, a
year-old consortium of businesses and organizations who want to
facilitate secure online transactions, announced changes in its
subscriber program that will make membership more affordable
for small businesses. Among the changes was the lowering of the
annual subscription rate from $1,250 to $400. CommerceNet
participants include American Express, Bellcore, Citibank, Mecklermedia, and Los
Alamos National Laboratory.
- PAWWS, a pioneer in providing business information
including free stock quotes, and National Discount Brokers
announced their new service, NDB
Online, that will allow account holders to buy and sell
securities, obtain up-to-the-minute information on their portfolios,
and access investment services.
- A coalilition of three companies and Checkfree Corp., a leading
provider of electronic payment services, announced an encrypted
Internet business transaction product that will be widely available
this summer. The product, The Checkfree Wallet (tm), was
developed in conjunction with security system specialist Virtual Open Network Corp., and Enhanced Mosaic licenser Spyglass, Inc.
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