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MARKET GUIDE TO SUPPLY COMPANY DATA FOR PRODIGY'S STRATEGIC INVESTOR

 GLEN HEAD, N.Y., Dec. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Market Guide Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: MARG) and Prodigy Services Company said today that the Market Guide database now used by investment bankers and research analysts will be added to Prodigy's Strategic Investor service in 1994. The Market Guide database is a high-end analysis and research tool containing comprehensive financial and descriptive information on thousands of publicly traded companies.
 The PRODIGY service is America's most popular interactive network, connecting people with personal computers to a wealth of news, reference and other information that can be customized to meet their particular needs. Strategic Investor is a specialized financial feature subscribed to separately in addition to a PRODIGY service membership.
 Strategic Investor provides detailed company reports on more than 5,000 public companies, and allows subscribers to screen more than 5,000 stocks and 2,500 mutual funds using eight investment models. The Market Guide database will increase the number of covered companies to 6,700.
 With Market Guide, Strategic Investor will add consensus earnings estimates, institutional ownership statistics, insider trading statistics, short interest information, company-to-industry comparisons, larger business descriptions, company contact information, and up to eight years of financial and pricing information.
 "We are delighted to be working with Market Guide to provide our members with these enhancements to Strategic Investor," said Bill Young, general manager of Prodigy's Money & Travel line of business. "Prodigy is committed to being the premier provider of comprehensive financial information for the investor, and the Market Guide database is a valuable addition."
 "We think that the new report formats designed by Prodigy will really help investors make better decisions. Market Guide is extremely pleased to be working with Prodigy to provide their members with this superb investment research resource," added Homi Byramji, president and CEO of Market Guide Inc.
 The Market Guide database is currently distributed by most major information vendors in the U.S., and is utilized by thousands of investment bankers, portfolio managers, research analysts, traders, brokers and individual investors. Market Guide Inc. is a publicly traded company.
 Among its investment features, the PRODIGY service provides 15-minute-delay stock quotes, customized Quote Tracks, key market information updated throughout the day, and mutual fund performance information. Dow Jones Company News offers 7 days' worth of past and present articles on publicly traded companies. PC Financial Network, the PRODIGY service's online broker, is the largest online discount broker in the country, with 100,000 accounts and $1 billion in assets.
 Prodigy Services Company is a partnership of IBM and Sears. The PRODIGY service enables people with personal computers to gather current news stories, to interact with entertainment and education features, to manage investment portfolios and save time on securities trading, travel ticketing, shopping and much more.
 For more information on the Market Guide database, contact Jeff Geisenheimer, Market Guide Inc. at 516-759-1253.
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 /CONTACT: Stephen Koenigsberg of Market Guide, 516-931-4520; or Carol Wallace of Prodigy, 914-448-2496/
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