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Prodigy

(networking)
A commercial on-line conferencing service, co-developed by IBM and Sears, Roebuck, Inc.

Prodigy's main competitors are AOL and Compuserve.

Prodigy

An earlier online information service that provided access to the Internet, email and a variety of databases. Launched in 1988, Prodigy was the first consumer-oriented online service in the U.S. and one of the first to offer a graphics-based user interface (GUI) rather than text. The original service used proprietary software, but subsequent improvements produced an all-Internet service that used a Web browser. Founded as a partnership of IBM and Sears, Prodigy was acquired by International Wireless in 1996 and then by SBC Communications in 2001. In 2005, SBC merged with AT&T. See online service.
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Coleman is a valuable addition to the Prodigy executive team given his broad and varied consumer marketing experience," said Paul Roth, Prodigy president and chief executive officer.
Prodigy Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:PRGY), a leading national Internet service provider (ISP) serving the largest number of DSL subscribers, today reiterated its financial guidance provided in the company's first quarter results release and conference call on April 26, 2001.
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