CompuServe plans to launch a daily news service that will provide users with a news summary in multimedia format, according to company sources. The service will be launched in the UK by the end of the year but company officials won't confirm whether a similar service will be offered in the US or other major world markets.
CompuServe currently offers users access to the contents of a variety of wire services, such as the Associated Press and Reuters. However, CompuServe official says they don't expect their news summary to compete with them.
Last week Microsoft revealed that it was working on Cityscape, a World Wide Web-based online entertainment service.