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personal portal

A Web portal that is customized by the user. A personal portal is typically associated with a search engine such as Yahoo! and Google, although the My Yahoo! personal portal still exists but Google's iGoogle does not. The customized page displays selected information such as news, weather and stock quotes. If the portal publisher offers email or instant messaging (IM), links to those services are provided. See portal, gadget, widget and adaptive website.
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Personal Portal. Today's learner moves among many different devices such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops.
The text uses one central Web site project called "Personal Portal" that readers can see built from beginning to end.
The company said that the device functions as a personal portal for streaming digital media files at full HD resolution to a TV and/or home cinema set.
While 28.9 percent of two-year colleges offered a virtual tour of campus on line, only 17.8 percent said they offered a chat room and personal portal for applicants.
"The new system also means that pupils will be able to have a personal portal which acts like a secure electronic cupboard or storage area.
This isn't novel, but hopefully our effort--coming later in the game than other campuses--will be more comprehensive (involving a broader array of services and functions), personalized (perhaps tied to a renewed personal portal effort), and efficient (keeping individual departments "hidden" from the consumer).--Larry Moneta, VP for Student Affairs, Duke University
VistaView is the first available task-specific collaborative work space delivered as a decentralized personal portal to promote knowledge integration, visualization, file sharing and information exchange.

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