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(New York, NY--April 11, 2000) Venture Fund II, part of the affiliated venture capital arm of Corporation (Nasdaq: INTM), today announced the closing of investments in,,, (formerly Cynaptec) and The investments are part of Venture Fund II's expanding portfolio of early-stage investments in Internet properties that demonstrate high growth potential and promote community and commerce through vertically focused content and informational resources. Venture Fund I and II have invested in 33 Internet properties to date. Corporation also announced it will provide advertising across the network properties in exchange for an equity stake in Additional terms of these investments were not disclosed. ( delivers a new generation of market intelligence and customer experience evaluations. BuyerTouch applies a revolutionary interpretation of the "mystery shopper" foundation, used in retail industries for decades, and improves it with thousands of Internet users of all experience levels. The BuyerTouch method provides an in-depth and comprehensive analysis of experience, usage and response for e-commerce sites. ( seeks to become the single information resource for professional (and family) caregivers and is part of Caregiver Media Group, Inc., which operates the offline bimonthly magazine called "Today's Caregiver Magazine" that is targeted to caregiving. ( seeks to become the premier online provider of assessments and resources for affecting rapid improvement in the job environment. (formerly;)( is an online exchange for university and college purchasing professionals and their suppliers. aims to streamline and improve the communications between these parties by providing a "one-stop" e-commerce solution to suppliers. ( provides news, sports, business, entertainment and technology content and information for China's growing online audience in the Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing regions. Content is delivered as text and HTML e-mail newsletters.

About Venture Funds and Corporation Venture Fund I and Venture Fund II 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 have 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 ( Corporation (Nasdaq: INTM) based in New York, NY, 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 106 Web sites, 136 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 120 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 180 million per month.'s global presence includes editions in Arabia, Asia, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, 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.

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