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Congoo(TM) News Portal Debuts with 25,000 Outlets.

Free Service Provides Limited Access to Paid Content from The Wall Street Journal Online, Zacks.com and Many Others

BRANCHBURG, N.J. -- Congoo[TM], a free premium information network, today announced the launch of Congoo News, one of the most comprehensive news and information resources on the Internet. Congoo News sets itself apart by tapping over 25,000 free news sources, as well as offering limited access to subscription content from 300 premium outlets through Congoo's patented technology.

In support of its news service, Congoo will now offer limited access to premium content from The Wall Street Journal Online. WSJ.com is the largest paid subscription news site on the web and Congoo News users will now be able to view a limited number of Wall Street Journal articles for free, every month using Congoo's Netpass software.

In addition to content from WSJ.com, Congoo News will feature premium information from publishers such as Zacks.com, Schaeffer's Research and The Newspaper Archive. Existing partner publishers include Morningstar, The New Republic, Financial Times, Harvard Health Publications, Encyclopedia Britannica, eContent Magazine and many others.

"From its outset, Congoo News has become a unique and valuable collection of real-time news on the Web today," said Ash Nashed, founder of Congoo. "Existing online news aggregators basically deliver the same sources of free information. For the first time, Congoo News can deliver all the news, by providing quick and easy access to a huge library of sources including premium content that is otherwise only available to paid subscribers."

"Congoo is quickly becoming an efficient, comprehensive gateway for users seeking access to premier news and information," said Richard Trumble, Director of Franchise Development & Partnerships for Dow Jones & Company. "Congoo News provides a strong platform for WSJ.com that reaches beyond our current subscribers to new audiences."

Congoo users can enroll to receive daily news updates and alerts about their professional and personal interests, which organize information into 388 categories covering specific industries, politics, entertainment, science, sports technology and many others from which users can select for automatic email delivery.

Congoo News is the latest service from Congoo, provider of the Congoo Netpass software, which is the only browser application that provides access to hundreds of premium and subscription content sources for free. Additional sources will be available on Congoo News over the next few weeks and months.

To gain the benefits from the news portal, including limited access to subscription-based content, individuals can simply download the Netpass software. Names, credit card numbers, or other forms of personal information are not required. For more information about Congoo or Netpass, please visit www.congoo.com.

About Congoo

Congoo's mission is to help information seekers find and access the Web's most valuable information. Using patented technology and in collaboration with the world's most respected publishers, the Congoo Service creates a free bridge that spans the divide between premium subscription services and the mass of information available on the free Web. Congoo's technology unlocks hundreds of these subscription content sources without having a paid subscription allowing users sample a variety of otherwise subscription-only content. The free Congoo service delivers content to users in the form of Search, News, and email via Industry Briefings and news alerts. Congoo is the only service that gives users free access to many of the Web's top subscription-only sites.

Congoo is a registered trademark of Congoo Inc. All other trademarks and/or registered trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

About The Wall Street Journal Online

The Wall Street Journal Online at WSJ.com, published by Dow Jones & Company (NYSE:DJ), is the largest paid subscription news site on the Web with nearly 800,000 subscribers. Launched in 1996, the Online Journal continues to attract quality subscribers that are at the top of their industries.

The Online Journal offers three industry-specific verticals: the award-winning Health, Media & Marketing and now Law. Health offers authoritative analysis, breaking news and commentary from top industry journalists. Media & Marketing is designed for professionals in the advertising, marketing, entertainment and media industries. Law is designed to provide law firms and attorneys timely information on events and trends important to the legal market. Subscribers to these verticals also get access to the full content of the Online Journal.

In 2005, the Online Journal was awarded a Codie Award for Best Online News Service for the second consecutive year, and its Health Industry Edition was awarded Best Online Science or Technology Service for the third consecutive year. The Wall Street Journal Online network includes CareerJournal.com, OpinionJournal.com, StartupJournal.com, RealEstateJournal.com and CollegeJournal.com.
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