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INTERNET.COM ADDS ACADIO.COM, EJIGSAW.COM, INSIGHTEXPRESS.COM AND EVERYONE.NET TO E-COMMERCE PARTNER PROGRAM AND ANNOUNCES NEW LICENSING DEALS
(New York, NY-July 6, 2000)-internet.com (Nasdaq: INTM), the Internet Industry Portal, today announced that it has signed commerce agreements with Acadio.com, eJigsaw.com, InsightExpress.com and Everyone.net. Also announced were licensing deals with Mercer Partners, Inc., Needbandwidth.com, AudioBasket.com and Espial.
"We are pleased to add these companies to our expanding commerce partner program and look forward to strengthening their brands and increasing traffic to their sites," said internet.com chairman and CEO Alan M. Meckler. "internet.com attracts a vibrant community of Internet industry and Internet technology professionals, an audience that is ideal for these type of commerce offerings. On the licensing front, the diversity of companies that have licensed our content further validates the depth and quality of the Internet information we provide to the marketplace."
Acadio is an e-learning infrastructure which offers tools and services that connect businesses and professionals to learning. At Acadio.com, users can quickly and easily find, evaluate and purchase learning products to meet your continuing education goals.
eJigsaw.com is the first B2B site where IT decision makers can search for and evaluate thousands of leading IT products and services, using side-by-side comparisons. "Smart" technology enables users to combine multiple search criteria (i.e. industry, business application, technology and platform). Industry research, market analysis, IT news coverage and "Ask the Experts" sections further help users find the IT solution that fits.
Insight Express, the Web's first fully automated, self-serve market research company, offers high speed, high quality market feedback at a fraction of the cost of traditional research. Web site managers, producers, designers, - anyone can create a survey in minutes, choose their target audience, and in hours, receive the easily analyzed insight they need to make a stickier site, improve user retention and build customer loyalty.
Everyone.net helps Web sites succeed by providing plug-in Web applications that seamlessly integrate into any site. Free, fully customizable and easy to set up, these integrated services help Web sites increase traffic, generate extra revenue and strengthen user loyalty. Plug-in services include e-mail, search, discussion boards and chat.
Content Licensing Agreements:
Mercer Partners, Inc. (http://www.mercerpartners.com)
Mercer Partners, Inc. has licensed content from internet.com's Internet Stock Reports (http://www.internetstockreport.com) and VC-related content (http://www.internetvclinx.com). Mercer Partners is an online investment banking firm, offering investors one of the Web's most complete suites of investment opportunities, targeted content and tools through Mercer Partners Network of Websites. VCSyndicate.com offers daily VC news and data along with investment opportunities in private companies for qualified investors. IPOSyndicate.com provides IPO market data and the ability to actually purchase IPO shares. At MERCERInvestor.com, the firm's online brokerage, investors may use real-time quotes, market research and interactive stock charting.
AudioBasket.com has licensed content from InternetNewsRadio.com (http://stream.internet.com/). Via their ground-breaking search function, users can pick and choose the exact audio news and information they want -- from financial tips and current events, personalized horoscopes to travel information - and then can listen to their personalized, customized content through a number of standard devices, including their desktop computer and MP3 devices.
Espial has licensed the Reality Check column feature in allNetDevices.com (http://www.allnetdevices.com) from internet.com for use on devicetop.com (http://www.Devicetop.com). Devicetop.com is the premier portal site for Java developers who are interested in learning and building applications for smart devices. Devicetop.com is a hub for industry information, a forum for developers to learn, communicate and create. Most importantly, Devicetop.com is a place for Java developers to showcase their application services to the Internet appliance community, as well as to a variety of large Internet Service Providers.
NeedBandwidth.com has licensed content from internet.com's Webopedia.com (http://www.webopedia.com). They are the Internet's premier business telecommunications broker and information resource. NeedBandwidth has also deployed an on-line "Bandwidth University", telecommunications consulting service and an auction-style approach to more complex communication-related system requirements.
internet.com Corporation (http://www.internet.com), the Internet Industry Portal, is located 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. internet.com operates a network of 126 Web sites, 173 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. internet.com's global presence includes editions in Arabia, Asia, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Español, France, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom.
Interested advertisers should contact Susan Leiterstein, Vice President and Publisher of internet.com, 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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