BT is launching a home learning online service CampusWorld, aimed at families with children of school age. The content-only package, priced at 7.50 for three months during its launch, includes careers advice, sport, book reviews, pop features, and educational material.
CompuServe chief executive Robert Massey resigned last week ahead of poor financial results, which saw the group register third-quarter losses of $14.2m (9.1m). The loss of 140,000 subscribers to the flagship CSi service in the US was only partly offset by the addition of 54,000 European subscribers. “While our third-quarter results show improvement over the second quarter, they are clearly not good enough,” says Frank Salizzoni, chairman and acting ceo.
Infoseek, the US-based search engine, has launched an e-mail service, notifying registered users of news headlines published on the Web according to their personal selection of topics. The move comes a month after Info-seek teamed up with Associated Electronic Publishing to act as search engine partner for its UK Plus directory of Websites.
Michael Martin, creative director at Online Magic, has died while attending the Milia multi-media exhibition and conference in France. Martin worked most recently on Online’s general election Website project GE’97 at www.ge97.co.uk (MW January 31).