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Newsweek Finally Gets on the Net

After a noticeable absence from the Internet, Newsweek magazine this week launched its Web site.

The news magazine, which has appeared on America Online since 1994, on Sunday started to offer the weekly contents of its domestic print publication, as well as cover stories from international editions, on the Web site.

Features on technology, Washington, people, and the world will be updated daily, and news will be posted as it breaks. The site will include a Web guide that rates the value of other sites and a gallery of photo essays by the staff of Newsweek and The Washington Post.

As a subsidiary of the Washington Post Co., the Newsweek site will use content provided by the daily newspaper and its Web site.

"There's a perception that everyone has Reuters or AP. I like to joke that even Home Depot has AP on its site," said Michael Rogers, vice president of Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive, referring to the Associated Press and Reuters news wire services used by scores of sites.

Newsweek.com has established a partnership with Encyclopaedia Britannica to provide background information on selected topics.

The site will rely on advertising for its revenue, according to Rogers.