December 17, 1996 5:45 PM ET
GlobalCenter and Primenet agree to merge
By Margaret Kane

  GlobalCenter Inc. and Primenet Service for the Internet Inc. have agreed to merge, forming a company that will focus on delivering scalable Internet access and applications for small businesses.

Financial details of the deal were not released. The company will continue to use the Primenet brand name, but the corporate name will remain Global Center.

GlobalCenter, formed earlier this year in Sunnyvale, Calif., is backed by investors including UUNet Technologies Inc., Global Village Communications and Hummer Winblad Venture Partners.

The two companies together provide Internet applications to more than 10,000 businesses and host more than 2,000 corporate World Wide Web sites.

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