The Web Gets Pushy
1. A person downloads Webcasting software. She is asked to fill out a profile specifying what type of information she'd like to receive--for example weather, computer industry news, and selected stock prices.
2. The profile is submitted to the Webcasting service and stored on a database.
3. Special software programs then search a pool of content--in most cases a selection of content ''channels'' and Web sites. The software retrieves the requested information and sends it out.
Updated June 15, 1997 by bwwebmaster
Copyright 1997, Bloomberg L.P.