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(New York, NY-August 3, 2000) (Nasdaq: INTM), the Internet Industry Portal, today announced that it has added five new partners to its commerce program by signing agreements with,,, and works with its commerce partners to increase their traffic, generate additional revenue and support their brands.

"We will continue to form strategic alliances with top-tier companies seeking to reach the most influential purchasers of Internet and computing products and services on the Web," said chairman and CEO Alan M. Meckler. " attracts a vibrant community of Internet industry and Internet technology professionals, an audience that is ideal for these type of commerce offerings."

About Ankura, Inc.
Ankura, Inc., ( is the developer of MIXMTM, an innovative suite for e-businesses to offer as a branded service to their users. With MIXM, site visitors can collect snippets of information from the Web and store them in a personal, interactive workspace alongside the browser. The workspace also serves as a springboard for jumping back into the Web for further research and updates. By enabling a site to keep in touch with its visitors after they have left, MIXM helps increase the site's user retention, revenues and e-commerce.

About's ( vision is to introduce merchants to the world of e-commerce, particularly for those businesses that either lack a Web site, the funds, the time or the inclination to establish on-line e-commerce.'s mission is to provide the fastest, easiest and most affordable way to offer on-line bill payment. Customers can pay a bill 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

About ( is the only online marketplace connecting professionals who have e-business questions with world-class Experts who have the answers. All experts accepted by iAnswers have at least 2 years of professional Internet experience, with credentials verified by third party, U.S. Search, to ensure they are qualified to provide expertise on the site. Expertise and consulting is concentrated around marketing & strategy, creative & design, and technology, as they relate to e-business.

About ( is the largest network of online marketplaces that connects buyers and providers of e-business services. This network, which comprises and its partner sites, enables buyers of e-business services to identify, contact and select the right service providers using a tightly integrated RFP engine and interactive directory. This approach puts buyers in control of the provider evaluation and selection process while giving providers acess to a unique vehicle for marketing their services to ready buyers. As a result, the network fosters an open exchange in which both buyers and providers benefit from a faster, less expensive, and more efficient way of doing business.

About's ( marketplace is revolutionizing the way organizations procure consulting services. By integrating a robust set of Web-based procurement tools with performance data on consulting firms, is dramatically reducing the time and risk associated with obtaining consulting services. With more than 16,000 consultants, 1,600 prequalified consulting firms and 200,000 additional firms in all practice areas, enables clients to quickly find consultants from every major consulting practice area.

About Corporation (, 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. operates a network of 126 Web sites, 200 e-mail newsletters, 136 online discussion forums and 78 moderated e-mail discussion lists with over 2.1 million unique visitors that generate 140 million page views monthly. Total "views," which include Web site page views, e-mail newsletter views and e-mail discussion list views, are nearly 200 million per month.'s global presence includes editions in Arabia, Asia, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Espanol, France, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, Taiwan and the United Kingdom., with its related Venture Funds I, II and III, 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 commerce and licensing opportunities, contact David Arganbright, Vice President, Commerce and Licensing, at [email protected] or (203) 662-2858.

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