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(New York, NY-June 13, 2000) Venture Partners III, part of the affiliated venture capital arm of Corporation (Nasdaq: INTM), today announced the closing of investments in, SmallBizRealty,, and These new portfolio companies represent Venture Partners III's initial investments for the $75 million fund that closed June 5, 2000. Venture Partners III will strategically follow Funds I and II, by expanding the 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 34 Internet properties to date. Corporation also announced it will provide advertising across the network properties in exchange for equity interests in SmallBizRealty, and Additional terms of these investments were not disclosed. ( 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. Through detailed descriptions and illustrations, the site seeks to simplify difficult subject matter into straightforward, easy-to-understand language. made a prior investment in as part of Venture Fund II.

SmallBizRealty, Inc. ( is a specialty real estate service focused on the unique needs of the small business market and consists of a network of Internet sites through which small businesses can find both traditional and non-traditional commercial real estate solutions. ( provides financial information to on-line investors using unique, interactive analysis tools. In addition to interactive charting tools based on Sun Microsystems' Java platform, the site features quotes, analysis and commentary. Access to the site and all of the information on it is free. ( is a leading information resource for small businesses wanting to expand using the Internet. The site's innovative, timely and informative content gives business owners actionable tools to build, manage and promote online. made a prior investment in as part of Venture Fund I. ( is the online community and marketplace that helps application developers speed the development of wireless applications, helps IT managers speed application deployment and connects wireless infrastructure providers with target influencers and decision makers around the world. With coverage of the U.S. market from Dallas and the European market from London, provides wireless development news, developer tools and resources, directories of developers and applications, training, online application testing, and discussion groups on the latest wireless technologies.

Also announced was Venture Fund II's investment in ( provides web-based catalog management and marketing tools for publishers. NetRead's proprietary data infrastructure streamlines the flow of data among publishers and retail outlets like Amazon and Barnes & Noble. This service, along with other business tools for publishers, has made NetRead the dominant Web portal for professional publishers.

About Venture Funds and Corporation: Venture 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 these funds and is also an investor in each fund. For further information about Venture Capital Funds visit ( Corporation (, the Internet Industry Portal, is based in Darien, CT. It 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 124 Web sites, 171 e-mail newsletters, 117 online discussion forums and 78 moderated e-mail discussion lists with over 2.4 million unique visitors that generate more than 130 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 185 million per month.'s global presence includes editions in Arabia, Asia, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Español, France, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, The Netherlands, South Africa, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.

Interested advertisers should contact Susan Leiterstein, Vice President and Publisher of, 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. For more information on our Venture Funds, contact Kirk Holland, Vice President, Business Development, at [email protected] or (650) 745-3636.

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