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MCI/News Corp Internet Ventures
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Internet Service Provider
    (August 1995-December 1995)
    Joint venture of MCI and News Corp
    Unlimited usage free during Beta Test
    Product dissolved after Beta test
    Minimum requirement 486 PC running Windows 3.1
    Minimum speed 14.4
    It turned out the service died because one of their partners, Microsoft, decided to develop its own product, MSN - Microsoft Network.
    Beta testers were unaware that Microsoft was involved in the MCI/News Corp Internet Ventures service.
    Beta testers were required to fill out an enrollment form.
    They disappointed many when they announced the product would not be made available.
    News Corp was part of Delphi Internet Services and owned by Rupert Murdoch.
    It was a free Beta test.
    Because it was in Beta, it had the best and most interested Tech support.
    It offered all testers 1/3 off U.S. Robotic 28.8 modems.
    The software included Netscape Navigator 1.2, Netscape Chat, Eudora Mail Client, Real Audio and Quick Time.
    The project gave many, free internet access for many months.
    Although Beta testers were encourage to give feedback, only light feedback was required.
    It encouraged all to have 'fun and explore' the Internet.
    They had their own news service provided by News Corp.
    Their chat module was highly graphic and allowed for group as well as one on one chats before instant messenger.
    Their email was state of the art using Eudora Pro.
    It used standard Telnet and FTP for downloading.
    They invested $2 billion for content.
    For 2020, as of last week, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 7 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 7 Votes: 71.43% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 9 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 16 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 15 Votes: 93.33% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 78 Votes: 65.38% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 20 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 50 Votes: 76.00% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 91 Votes: 72.53% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 103 Votes: 68.93% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 48 Votes: 77.08% Annoying
 
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