A Web site that publishes dynamic and updated information on a consistent basis. This information, or content, can be in the form of news, entertainment, games, employment listings, dictionary terms, and so on. The term "provider" originated from online service providers (OSP), such as AOL, who provided updated news and information for a subscription charge. Most major content providers on the Internet, such as CNET, provide their service to users for free. Why do they do it for free, you may ask? Since the industry is so new, they are trying to grab market share.
NetLingo Classification: Online Business
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