PowerStart is intended to allow users to find newsgroups, mail and other services they regularly use.
Such personalised services aren't new. PC Daily News publisher Ziff-Davis has its Personal View service; Internet search engine vendor Yahoo! has My Yahoo!and Apple last week launched its Personalised Internet Launcher.
Netscape has also supplemented its home page with editorial columns by co-founder Marc Andreessen and CEO Jim Barksdale, plus other articles and a user discussion group, in a broad attempt to maintain Netscape's current rate of 85 million hits a day that make it the most popular site on the Web.