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vortal

vertical industry portal; a Web site that provides information and resources for a particular industry

vor•tal

(ˈvɔr tl)
n.
Computers. a Web site, or portal, that offers information, services, and links related to a particular market segment or industry.
[1995–2000; v (ertical) + (p) ortal1 (definition 4)]
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We pride in having changed many businesses into lively portals, vortals and profit gateways.
All of this information can of course be readily found elsewhere, including on many free financial vortals.
Vortals are a "vertical portal" that focus on a specific topic.
This led to the second phase of development for the LInC intranet--designing vortals of information for the various therapeutic areas.
Meanwhile, the grandly named Network of the World is tinkering with its "vortals," or vertical portals and hiring expensive new marketing staff in anticipation of an official U.S.
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Although it began operations only in 1999, Moreover.com already claims several thousand clients, most of which are vertical portals, or "vortals," that serve some specific industry or client group.
Vortals are vertical portals serving special fields of interest.
(See Figure 2.) The Featured group contains links for a handful of particularly high-interest sites, especially topic-oriented vortals. At one time, federal government Web sites were distinguished by boring design and scarcity of actual data, but things have changed since then.
Since then, the network, which PCCW says is still in its "soft launch" phase, has been producing an average of about three hours of programming a day, based around "vortals" or vertical portals focused on weather events, interactive games, MP3 downloads and sports.
Business.com (and the other comprehensive portals) must also meet the challenge of the vortals. Vortals (vertical portals) concentrate on a specific industry or business function, and can be devoted to its needs more than a general site like Business.com.