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INTERACTIVE UPDATE: SHARKS GET NEW PARTNER FOR WEB PAGE
Published May 24, 1995
The Sharks and San Jose Arena have announced that they have joined with Sun Microsystem Computer Co. of Mountain View, CA, in a collaborative venture to build the Sharks' and the Arena's Home Pages on the World Wide Web "into a pair of the most popular and advanced sports and entertainment web sites on the Internet." As exclusive internet technology provider to the Sharks and San Jose Arena, Sun Microsystems will provide their Netra server and other software, as well as design expertise and access to the latest technology to upgrade the Sharks' two-month old Web presence. Sun will also become title sponsor of both home pages. Address: http://www.sj-sharks.com (Sharks). FRENCH OPEN ONLINE: Beginning May 26, USA Network and Prodigy will offer online tennis fans "a complete menu" of features from the French Open in Paris. Included: daily updates including quotes from USA analysts John McEnroe and Tracy Austin; a quiz; interviews with Austin and USA Network Exec Producer Gordon Beck; bio information on USA staff; a complete USA Network broadcast schedule; photo gallery; French Open history; player rankings; and players to watch. USA Network will carry 33 hours of the French Open, starting Monday, May 29 at 10am EDT (USA Network). OTHER ONLINE NOTES: NEWSWEEK and S.F.-based Virtual Communications are launching "Virtual City" -- "the first mass- market, service-oriented lifestyle magazine aimed at making cyberspace accessible to everyone." The first issue will be distributed in September. The magazine will start as a quarterly (BUSINESS WIRE)....MCI Chair & CEO Bert Roberts spoke with USA TODAY concerning his company's foray into multimedia. Roberts predicted that MCI will "be very different" from the other telcos by the end of the decade (Kevin Maney, USA TODAY, 5/24). Today's WALL STREET JOURNAL examines the telcos' entry into the entertainment world, noting that "investing in media is about as sure a bet as gambling in Las Vegas (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 5/24).