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(Melbourne, August 14, 2000) - The launch of's ""
(, Australia's first Internet news site specifically targeted at Australia's fast-growing Internet service provider industry, will give ISPs and ASPs an important new weapon in the race to stay abreast of developments in the highly dynamic market in which they compete.

Updated regularly throughout the week and distributed weekly via e-mail to more than 3,500 members of Australia's ISP and ASP communities, features exclusive coverage of the issues and events that are shaping the Internet industry both here and abroad. Feature articles cover a broad spectrum of issues, ranging from important new policies and technical developments to global trends and their impact on the local Internet market.

"We've designed specifically to meet the information needs of Australia's ISP industry, which until now has lacked a relevant news source and a cohesive community in which to express its views," said David Braue, Managing Editor of "ISPWatch not only covers the events of most importance to ISPs, but will always go the extra mile by providing deeper analysis of the impact of those events on the local ISP and ASP communities."

"We also encourage our members to contribute their own thoughts on any of the stories posted online," he continued, "and look forward to working with them to position ISPWatch as Australia's preeminent online community for Internet Service Providers, Application Service Providers and anyone else harnessing the power of the Internet to help their own customers work and play better." is part of, which provides uniquely Australian Internet industry news and analysis. Other ISP and ASP resources can be found at ( and (

About Corporation (, the Internet Industry Portal, is headquartered 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 over 140 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 200 million per month.'s global presence includes editions for 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.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding Corporation's business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The forward-looking statements included herein are made as of the date of this press release, and assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements after the date hereof.

For more information contact Michael Walsh, General Manager - Australia on +61 2 9251 2990.
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