com), a privately held company based in San Francisco, recently unveiled its new content aggregation and commerce service for vertical portals
. EoCenter (http://www.
can be targeted at specific interest groups and as such are sometimes called community hosting sites.
Already, some smaller broadband PC access providers have joined with independent portals to reach critical scale, and even the bigger ones need to ally with vertical portals
and content providers; T-Online, for example, has formed a partnership with the media conglomerate ZDF Heute.
We see some use of context in the form of vertical portals
, such as health sites, and mobile users, for whom search systems can find local restaurants and stores.
We're participating in various portals on the Web, including horizontal-type portals like Yahoo, vertical portals
(a dedicated insurance website where a number of companies show their products), as well as our own website.
Meanwhile, the grandly named Network of the World is tinkering with its "vortals," or vertical portals
and hiring expensive new marketing staff in anticipation of an official U.S.
The new division will include eLogic, the recently purchased Web content management company plus all of Cahners' Internet activities, including the vertical portals
being developed in the construction, retail, entertainment and electronics market sectors.
DeliveryNet solutions leverage the Internet-based Global Logistics Network, an open, worldwide network of shippers, receivers, carriers, logistics service providers, e-marketplaces, vertical portals
, and transportation exchanges.
These new online entities are known as vertical portals
, industry hubs, net markets, cyber-mediaries, and B2B communities, just to name a few.
"A definite trend has developed in offering more defined and targeted vertical portals
, referred to as Doorways, Vortals, or Hubs," explained Grant.
By year's end, we should see a fair crop of vertical portals
pitching themselves to advertisers as more efficient, better targeted, and more usable solutions.
* Links to key industry services, vertical portals
and company sites