Tuesday August 25, 1998
Web Portal, Inc.
Launches Cyberspace Mission
Portal" Hits Big
By Marta Smith, Information Officer
PALO ALTO, CA
- Web Portal, Inc. today announced the launch of the 4.01 upgrade
for it's famous "Web Portal" premiere Web site launch panel.
The "WebPortal.Com" and "WebPortal.Org" have recorded
millions of accesses.
WWW original "Web Portal" established its reputation in
October of 1996 when the firm launched its first GUI prototype version.
The present "Web Portal" is trademarked and owned by Web
Portal, Inc. but has become the most popular metaphore widely imitated
on the information highway by other major commercial search platforms.
Tom Hobbs said "... competition is good for business."
of the Board of Directors for Web
Portal, Inc., said his firm's "Web Portal lauch pad" includes
a state-of-the-art unique Cyberspace Theme that leads users to over
7500 hyper-link portals that direct them to the most luminous Cyberspace
addresses in the universe. A free Web Portal screen saver for Windows
95 and NT 4.0 may be easily downloaded from the Web site.
"We are excited
about the opportunity to continue our heritage of quality Internet
access from our Web Portal lauch pad," Hobbs said. "Web Portal, Inc.
has a premiere reputation for offering cutting-edge technology that
simplifies and personalizes virtual travel along the information highway.
Web Portal, Inc. expects to continue as the unchallenged leader in
Cyberspace exploration in and through the expanded Web Portal, Inc.
is to host unique Web sites that not only provide users with high
quality experiences, but also provide the Cyberspace Hitch Hiker with
superior infomation content, organization and virtual display representing
the ideal in higher order digital presentations. Web Portal, Inc.
prizes are awarded only to the most outstanding examples known to
the world of Cyberspace in this, the 21st century," said Hobbs.
Web Portal, Inc.
design studio is located in Palo Alto, California, and the firm currently
publishes 5 daily and 4 non-daily newspapers in addition to its Web
site's Cyberspace launch pad. The news papers include the national
Daily Republican Newspaper, Washington, D.C., the Fresno
Republican Newspaper, in Califonia's Central Valley, the California
Star Business Journal, in San Francisco, the Valley Press
in Palo Alto, CA, and Mother Wire Magazine of San Ramon, CA.
Web Portal, Inc. also owns other print and Cybermedia-related businesses.
Web Portal, Inc., has received
a number of prospective inquiries about acquisition its unique URL's WebPortal.Com
and WebPortal.Org, in large part, because of its unprecedented 30%
growth rate in the past 6 months. It has been announced that purchase offers in
excess of a $million have been received by the Board of Directors in recent weeks.
D.C. Insider Joins
Web Portal®, Inc.
PALO ALTO - January
1995 - Web Portal Design Inc. announced today that Howard Hobbs PhD
has joined the firm as president in the Palo Alto corporate offices.
He has joined Web Portal Design Inc. from the Economics Institute
in Washington D.C. where he was a partner in the firm's National office.
Hobbs will continue his role as the economics & legal editor of the
national edition and Fresno edition of the Daily Republican Newspaper.
growth of our business practice in recent years has created a real
need for corporate leadership with Howard's background and experience,"
says William Camino, Managing Director, " We are very fortunate to
have Howard join us." "Howard was attracted to our firm because of
the strong growth of Web Portal Design corporation's client base,
the emphasis we place on quality Web site design services and our
teamwork approach," commented Martha Bellow, Chair of the firm's Business
Attorney in Charge of Web Portal Design corporation's California operations,
added: "Howard has an excellent background in the organizational development
of growth in emerging technology companies, which will compliment
Web Portal Design's portfolio of accounts, and he has established
relationships in the business and legal communities. This makes Howard
a very significant addition to our firm."
Hobbs, 59, brings
to Web Portal Design Inc., 17 years experience in the architectural
design and administration of information technology in developing
companies and venture capitalists, principally in technology-related
industries, in the areas of venture capital financing and public benefit
He also has a
strong background in corporate mergers and acquisitions, with an emphasis
on private, negotiated acquisition counseling. Hobbs received his
J.D. from the William Blackstone Law School in Chicago in 1970 and
earned his bachelor of arts degree in economics from Fresno State
College in 1959 in only three years. Ronald Reagan signed Howard's
1975 Master's degree which broke new ground in computer modeling design
for the teaching of reading and writing in elementary and secondary
education. Hobbs also earned a doctorate in economics from the University
of Southern California in 1981.
Hobbs was a Ford
Fellow in the California State Legislature in 1957-1958. Hobbs later
received a Hoover Institution Grant at the Leland Stanford Jr. University
Campus in Palo Alto for graduate study in ethics and public policy.
Hobbs was a research attorney for the well known Fresno defense firm
of Dawson & Ninnis before joinng the Washington D.C. offices of the
Econmics Institute in 1986.
Web Portal Design,
Inc. is a public benefit California corporation which primarily serves
emerging growth companies, small businesses, associations, public
companies, cultural, and financial institutions.
Web Portal Design
Inc. clients are leaders in technology, computer equipment, telecommunications,
and are specialty retail and consumer manufacturers and re-sellers.
Clients include some of the nation's leading museums, presidential
libraries, newspapers, and university research grant services.