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PriceGrabber and Tom's Hardware Guide Team Up for Comparison Shopping.

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LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 14, 2001

PriceGrabber, the world's most innovative shopping comparison site, and Tom's Hardware Guide, the Internet's premier resource for PC hardware reviews and news, today announced the launch of Tom's PriceGrabbing Guide on www.tomshardware.com.

Tom's PriceGrabbing Guide is a comprehensive resource for the PC enthusiast. Some of the many features included in the new guide are:
-- Top Ten Lists, listing the products Tom's readers are most interested in;

-- Merchant Ratings, incorporating end-user ratings for online merchants of
computing products; and

-- Hot links from products to review archives, Tom's product database and
real-time updates on the latest product prices by category or part number.


"Tom's Hardware Guide is very happy to partner with PriceGrabber to produce a unique product comparison service that meets the needs of the site's PC enthusiast audience," said Tom Pabst, CEO and editor-in- chief of Tom's Guides Publishing. "The guide has grown through the recommendation and word of mouth of its readers, and we believe that they are among the most discerning users of online services. Our new Tom's PriceGrabbing Guide meets the demands and expectations of our audience of early adopters, influencers and decision-makers."

The guide contains extensive reviews and news on computer hardware. It is the leading hardware information site on the Web, generating more than 30 million page impressions a month from 1.7 million unique visitors. The Tom's PriceGrabbing Guide is built to add value to these visitors' experiences on the site, allowing them to immediately find detailed product and pricing information in the same place they have come to trust for technical data.

"Tom's Hardware Guide, as a premier site for PC enthusiasts, makes an ideal partner for PriceGrabber and our comparison-shopping technology," said Kamran Pourzanjani, president and COO of PriceGrabber. "We are particularly pleased that Tom's Hardware Guide, with its audience of power users and technology connoisseurs, has selected PriceGrabber's technology to power its comparison shopping. Tom's Hardware Guide users now have access to detailed product specifications, pictures, product and merchant ratings, and direct links to hundreds of merchants in the same look and feel they have come to trust on the Tom's Hardware Guide site."

About PriceGrabber

PriceGrabber, named as one of ZDNet's Top 10 Best Practices Web Sites, is a pioneer in online shopping comparison. The company's Web site is the starting point for savvy shoppers who value their time, money and privacy. PriceGrabber's unique services include BottomLinePrice calculation, detailed product information, merchant ratings, e-mail notification of the best prices on the Internet, side-by-side product comparisons, expert and consumer reviews, and wireless access from WAP-enabled phones and other devices, making PriceGrabber a valuable ally for any shopper. The company offers price comparison in English (at www.pricegrabber.com), Spanish (at www.preciomania.com) and Portuguese (at www.precomania.com). PriceGrabber has headquarters in Los Angeles.

About Tom's Guides Publishing

Tom's Guides Publishing (TGP) is the Internet's premier publisher of hardware technology publications. TGP's flagship online publication, Tom's Hardware Guide, delivers hard-hitting articles and reports to tech-savvy IT professionals, technology innovators and early adopters looking to buy PC hardware products and services. Launched in 1996 by Dr. Thomas Pabst, the site is now the best source for independent editorial reviews of cutting-edge computer hardware. Tom leads a team of veteran journalists and technology editors who are committed to maintaining the site's no-holds-barred brand of technology journalism. As a result, Tom's Hardware Guide readers have come to rely on the site for unbiased and authoritative articles on the products that matter to them, and to help them make smart purchasing decisions. As of July 2001, THG had achieved nearly 30 million page impressions and attracted an audience of 1.7 million unique visitors per month, making it the most popular independent hardware site on the Web. TGP has operations in the United States, Europe and Asia, and with subsidiary sites in seven languages.

Note to Editors: PriceGrabber is a registered trademark, and PriceGrabber.com, PriceGrabbing and BottomLinePrice are trademarks of PriceGrabber.com Inc. Tom's Hardware Guide is a trademark of Thomas Pabst. ZDNet is a registered trademark of Ziff-Davis Inc. All rights reserved. Other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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