Known also as Web portal, is a special kind of Website. The term portal was initially given to large Internet search engines that expanded their offerings to include email, news, stock quotes, and other information tidbits of practical use. Some large companies developed Intranet Websites with a similar approach, giving way to what is now known as “enterprise information” or “corporate portals.” A portal typically has a home page allowing for navigation of loosely integrated features provided by a company’s divisions or by independent third parties and a large, diversified target audience.
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