Netscape announces plans to buy AtWeb

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Netscape Communications Corp. announced plans to buy AtWeb, a company that provides Web services for small and midsize sites. Netscape plans to offer AtWeb's services through its Netcenter portal in its Small Business Channel.

AtWeb's services include Register it!, an automated search engine submission service, as well as a direct marketing tool called the Web Site Post Office and the Web Site Garage, which runs diagnostic tests on sites and offers "tune-ups" to improve Web sites. It also offers a service called Hitometer to measure traffic.

Copyright November 1998, Crain Communications Inc.

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