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(New York, NY--January 4, 2000)--'s, a leading search engine for affiliate programs, today announced it reached over 1,500 program listings. A forerunner in the arena of affiliate marketing for the past two years, ( has provided a valuable service to thousands of merchants and Webmasters who use as a resource for the creation of affiliate relationships. lists many of the most prominent e-commerce players on the Web such as (Nasdaq: AMZN), Barnes & Noble (Nasdaq: BNBN),, (Nasdaq: MPPP), (Nasdaq: DSCM) and (Nasdaq: BOUT).

"We have jumped from 1,000 to over 1,500 programs in the directory in the last three months. The concept of affiliate marketing is new and hot and spreading like wild fire," said James Marciano, founder of

Affiliate marketing is estimated to expand exponentially over the next few years. According to a recent study by Forrester Research, the business-to-consumer market is projected to swell from $7.8 billion in 1998 to $108 billion in 2003. This nearly 1400% growth will be attributed, in large part, to affiliate sales. The types of services offered by will continue to be integral factors in the success of affiliate marketing programs in the future. and also host Affiliate Solutions, a series of seminars (held in London, New York and San Francisco) to educate Internet industry professionals about affiliate marketing programs. For more information visit the event Web site at (

About's's is the leading search engine for affiliate programs. Refer-it's database includes descriptions and ratings of over 1,500 affiliate/bounty programs, including Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN), CDNow, and (Nasdaq: BNBN). is part of (, the E-Business and Internet Technology Network.

About Corporation (Nasdaq: INTM) based in Darien, CT, is a leading provider of global real-time news and information resources for Internet industry and Internet technology professionals, Web developers and experienced Internet users. operates a network of 89 Web sites, 71 e-mail newsletters, 101 online discussion forums and 75 moderated e-mail discussion lists with over 2 million unique visitors that generate more than 90 million page views monthly. Total "views", which include Web site page views, e-mail newsletter views and e-mail discussion list views, are now over 150 million per month.'s global presence includes editions in Arabia, Asia, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, South Africa and the United Kingdom. In addition, with its related Venture Fund I and Venture Fund II is an investor in a growing number of business-to-business content sites and related Internet media properties.

Interested advertisers should contact the Ad Sales department at [email protected] or (203) 662-2962. For e-commerce and licensing opportunities, contact David Arganbright, Vice President, Commerce and Licensing, at [email protected] or (203) 662-2858.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding Corporation's business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Prospectus dated June 25, 1999, Annual Report or Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year, when available.

For more information contact:

Steve Rubel
Schwartz Public Relations
(212) 677-8700 x23
[email protected]

Cynthia Aylward, an property
(212) 547-7904
[email protected]

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