Who's Who in Webcasting
AOL: Its 8 million members will be able to have AOL and Web content sent to them automatically when the online service launches Driveway this spring.
BACKWEB: Sells software tools so content providers and corporations can create their own Webcast channels.
BERKELEY SYSTEMS: The screen-saver veteran is getting into Webcasting with After Dark Online, which delivers content from Sports Illustrated and others to consumers.
IFUSION: This startup has a service similar to PointCast, but it can handle more TV-like animation and video.
MARIMBA: Founded by former members of Sun's Java development team, Marimba's Castanet software can send programs and applets along with content.
MICROSOFT: The company will make its foray into Webcasting midyear with a new version of Windows merged with the Internet Explorer browser and organized into channels.
NETSCAPE: Today, Netscape E-mails articles to users of its browser with In-Box Direct. In the spring, it will come out with Constellation, a browser and user interface that will display Webcast content.
POINTCAST: The Webcasting pioneer. Content from partners, including CNN, The New York Times, and Wired magazine is displayed, along with ads, on a screen saver.
WAYFARER: Its software is intended for use by companies that want to Webcast corporate information over their intranets.
Updated June 15, 1997 by bwwebmaster
Copyright 1997, Bloomberg L.P.