December 11, 1996 2:00 PM ET
Microsoft in technology alliance with USWeb
By Maria Seminerio

  Microsoft Corp. and USWeb Corp. said today at Internet World that they have signed a technology agreement aimed at bringing more of the software giant's Internet and intranet wares to USWeb customers.

The deal also calls for USWeb, which offers Internet and intranet consulting, design, marketing and hosting services to businesses, to standardize on the Microsoft Active Platform for applications building and on Microsoft's Internet Explorer World Wide Web browser, officials of the companies said at the show in New York.

"After extensive evaluation of Web technologies, USWeb chose the Microsoft Active Platform because it delivers superior enabling technologies that provide the greatest value to our customers," said USWeb CEO Joe Firmage.

USWeb will incorporate the Active Platform, a set of new and future Microsoft technologies that spans Active Desktop, Active Server and ActiveX, into its customer offerings. USWeb will also collaborate with Microsoft on building Internet and intranet building and management tools.

Microsoft, based in Redmond, Wash., can be reached at USWeb, headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., can be reached at

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