Imperial's online decline

June 6, 2003

Imperial College London's web service for the personal use of its staff, students and alumni has gone belly up. Those who signed up for the all-singing, all-dancing groundbreaking web portal IC4Life - launched in May 2000 and sponsored by Ericsson to the tune of £18 million - are being told to look elsewhere. Imperial College helpfully suggests that users of the now defunct service set up free web-based email accounts with Hotmail or Yahoo and that they change their internet service providers to those offering a more competitive service.

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