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Microsoft Launches Women's Portal in France

MSN France has unveiled a new portal for women under the banner of MSN Femmes.

The site aims to make the Internet easier to navigate, as well as offering tools to create virtual communities and assistance in online shopping. An search engine and question and answer forum are also available.

The portal is expected to launch January 24.

The "Webcommunities" area will be integrated to the MSN Femmes site. The goal of the service is to enable even the most timid neophyte to animate a newsgroup, send e-mail and compose home pages with a online HTML editor tool provided.

The portal lists 12 channels and a site selection area from the MSN France guide. More than 2,000 merchant sites will be added from the guide.

MSN Femmes will also produce reports and surveys, as well as email newsletter offerings.