March 14, 1997 6:00 PM ET
eShare debuts chat server for Unix
By Maria Seminerio

  Startup eShare Technologies Inc. today rolled out a Unix version of its Expressions chat server software for Solaris and AIX ports, aimed at Internet service providers hoping to resell chat services to users and advertisers.

Expressions, released last month, has so far been licensed by Lotus Development Corp., Sony Music and OnLive Technologies Inc., among others, eShare officials said.

Also this week, eShare announced that chat-software startup GeoCities will deploy Expressions for live events and bulletin board discussions on its site at

eShare, based in Hauppauge, N.Y., has received venture capital funding from Softbank Ventures Inc., a unit of PC Week and PC Week Online parent Softbank Inc.

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