It is a program specially made by the IBM computers it is free of cost. In this network the headlines of the news suddenly appear on the screen without any manual instruction and travel from one end of the screen to the other. If you want detail of any news click on it and it will give you all the details about the news or the headline. In the news there are international and national news about sports, information of stock exchange, industrial news and weather forecasts from all over the world. It is a very beneficial program for the users to be aware what is happening and where.
History of PointCast Network:
At first the initial form was as a screen saver which gave news and information of different kinds. It was live when linked to the internet. At that time push technology was used into it but it did not become popular in the beginning of January 1997. A proposal was made by a company to buy it in 450$ million but then it was taken back and then it was upgraded and since then, it is very popular among people.
How pointcast network Works?
Now it work as a website pointcast.com on the first page there are a lot of ads by google for the generation of revenue. It advertises the other companies and websites of different kind. It gets the latest news from the most authorized and sources from the leading news channels and the news papers like news week, CNN, BBC & NEW YORK TIMES and many other sites. It is a kind of integrated server system. It gives complete access to the given information to the users with some limitations of survey. The information is sent like a lead of newspaper to the users who are connected to the internet. The server which controls all the information and sends to the user is called PointCast data centre it caters the users by sending hot and recent news and events on sports and games, weather forecast, national and international news and business ups and downs. The main data centre is consisted of many websites interconnected with each other and a high quality server called as point servers. The servers are very powerful and run the cycle 24 hours and are highly customized and handle 200 million requests in a day. 100 different means send the content to the PointCast servers with the help of satellite links on the internet. Then the data is organized in different categories and then sent to the users who have subscribed this facility.
Advantages of PointCast Network:
PointCast network is very beneficial for the people who want to keep themselves updated every time it has many advantages like
- It is very useful for the information junkies who work with the updates all the time. It is the best source to give them immediate information.
- It work as a screen saver on the screen with the latest news which are absolutely free of cost
- Not just the headlines if you want to read complete details it is just a click away from you.
- The user can enjoy many kinds of information like weather, stock exchange and other 24 hours.
Disadvantages of PointCast Network:
There are some limitations too for the PointCast network users that
- The computer should have enough memory make it realize before installing it.
- Although the company has tried a lot to prevent from the problem but still according to the users it slows down the speed of the computer and the process of software.