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(New York, NY-March 13, 2000) Venture Fund II portfolio companies, ( and (, today announced a strategic alliance designed to combine's unique instruction referral services with's online learning community. Venture Fund II is part of the affiliated venture capital arm of Corporation (Nasdaq: INTM).

The revenue sharing agreement, implemented by a combination of co-branded pages and shared links, enables users to instantly find an instructor in any subject area by using's Tutor-Application and fastMatch™ transaction systems. fastMatch™ permits students to find immediate assistance online through real-time communication with a tutor via's distance learning service. In conjunction, will refer qualified tutors to's National Registry of Instructors.

"This is another great example of how the Venture Funds have created an environment that enables our Venture Fund portfolio companies to combine strengths and increase traffic and generate additional revenue," said Chairman and CEO Alan M. Meckler. "The educational services offered by are ideal for the users that frequent" Venture Fund I and II have invested in 27 Internet properties to date. Both funds were formed to invest in early-stage online content providers serving targeted markets that follow the strategy of, but are not competitive to, is the portfolio manager of Venture Fund I and II and is an investor in both funds. continues to hold the added benefit of being a public operating company in the Internet space that also extends value to its stockholders by having an Internet venture capital arm. For further information about Venture Capital Funds visit (

About is an educational resource featuring original articles and editorial on a wide range of complicated everyday topics from the Internet and engines to household items and the human body. The site generates over 5 million monthly page views.

About is a leading online learning community, matching students anywhere for off- and online instruction with experienced and trusted tutors. Online tutoring occurs in's fastMatch virtual classroom, a user-friendly technology that allows learners to find, select, and connect with tutors immediately on the Web site. allows learners to easily search an extensive database of registered tutors in 350 academic and non-academic subjects, free of charge. Students select tutors by multiple criteria including subject and hourly fee as well as teaching philosophy, academic and teaching qualifications and access to reviews from previous students. is supported by a strategic marketing relationship with The Princeton Review.

About Corporation Corporation (Nasdaq: INTM;, based in New York, New York, 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 100 Web sites, 75 e-mail newsletters, 101 online discussion forums and 75 moderated e-mail discussion lists with over 2.2 million unique visitors that generate more than 110 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 170 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.

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Steve Rubel
Schwartz Public Relations
(212) 677-8700 x23
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