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Newmediary and BizSpace Launch Online B2B Directory for Telecommunication and Technology Niches.

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NEWTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 10, 2001

Partnership offers online directory and RFP tool for business to

business vertical markets

Newmediary, Inc. (www.newmediary.com), the leading provider of online directory solutions for content and community sites, today announced a strategic alliance with BizSpace, Inc.(www.bizspace.com), which develops and operates business-to-business web sites in the telecommunications and technology industries.

Among the BizSpace operated web sites are CLEC.com, ASPconnection.com, BroadbandInfo.com, CallCenterBiz.com, and TelecomBiz.com. Under the terms of the agreement, Newmediary will integrate its online directory tool and RFP engine with the content and community resources on each of the nine BizSpace sites creating the Buyer's Guide and RFP Centers. The newly created resource enables users of each site the ability to advertise and promote their specialty service in the directories, while also providing access to active Requests For Proposals (RFPs) specific to their industry.

"Buyers and service providers are continually searching for faster, less expensive, and more efficient ways of doing business. And, recent statistics from top research firms indicate that company outsourcing is on the rise", said John Federman, Newmediary president and CEO. "The partnership between Newmediary and BizSpace is the perfect combination - users have access to a robust directory and RFP resource through brands they trust for news, information and research."

The new Buyer's Guide and RFP Centers complement the existing services offered by BizSpace, says Martha Gershun, President and CEO. "Since our first site, CLEC.com, was introduced in 1996, telecom managers and executives have looked to BizSpace for up-to-the-minute news. The partnership with Newmediary will provide these executives another avenue to aggressively seek new business."

About BizSpace

BizSpace, Inc. publishes some of the country's leading telecom business-to-business Web sites in the areas of technology and telecommunications. BizSpace's free Web sites, which require no passwords, fees or log-ons, provide comprehensive, timely news in real time with industry news updated during each business day.

Founded in 1996 by Chairman of the Board Don Goldman and David E. Scott, President and CEO of Birch Telecom, BizSpace is based in Kansas City, Mo. For more information, please visit the BizSpace web site at www.bizspace.com.

About Newmediary, Inc.

Newmediary builds and manages the largest network of online directories that enable content and community sites to extend their brand and create recurring revenue streams. Focusing on e-business services and working with leading brands in the publishing and Internet arenas, Newmediary supplies its partners with private-label directories and a robust, RFP-powered search tool. Newmediary also provides customer support, telesales and co-op marketing programs to guarantee the success of each partner's directory. Newmediary's unique technology and full-service offering enables partners to generate online subscription revenues and increase site stickiness without distracting them from their core business.

Based in Newton, MA, Newmediary was founded in April 1999. The company is privately-held and backed by leading venture capital firms including, GE Equity, Advanced Technology Ventures, Commonwealth Capital, and Still River Fund. Newmediary's management team hails from such leading B2B organizations as The New York Times Company Digital, Engage, and Ziff-Davis.
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