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Qpass, Seattle, the global leader in digital commerce services, has announced that leading specialty publishers Worldwide Videotex and Heldref Publications will implement the Qpass Digital Commerce Service to enable online content sales from their respective publication archives via the Internet.

The agreement encompasses the more than 70 respected newsletters, academic publications and scholarly journals published by the two companies.

Worldwide Videotex currently publishes 30 high-technology newsletters monthly, focusing on computers, telecommunications, energy, telephony, biotechnology, and the environment. These titles include Audiotex Update, Biotech Business, Biotech Equipment Update, Biotech Financial Reports, CD Computing News, Computer Protocols, CAD/CAM Update, Computer Security Update, Computer Workstations, Electro Manufacturing, GUI Program News, Industrial Environment, Imaging Update, LAN Product News, Mainframe Computing, Multimedia Publisher, Modem Users News, Networks Update, Online Product News, PC Business Products, Productivity Software, RBOC Update, Telephone IP News, Tele-Service News, UNIX Update, Worldwide Biotech, Worldwide Databases, Worldwide Energy, Worldwide Telecom, and Worldwide Videotex Update.

Heldref publishes more than 40 scholarly and peer-reviewed journals and magazines for the academic community and the consumer, encompassing a range of disciplines including arts and humanities, education, healthcare, history and political science, psychology, and science and the environment.

Heldref titles included under the agreement are as follows: ANQ; Archives of Environmental Health: An International Journal; Arts Education Policy Review; Asian Affairs: An American Review; Behavioral Medicine; Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning; The Clearing House; College Teaching; Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction; Current; Demokratizatsiya; Environment; The Explicator; Genetic, Social, and General Psychology Monographs; The Germanic Review; Historical Methods; History: Reviews of New Books; Hospital Topics; The International Journal of Action Methods: Psychodrama, Skill Training,& Role Playing; Journal of American College Health; The Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society; The Journal of Economic Education; The Journal of Education for Business; The Journal of Educational Research; The Journal of Environmental Education; The Journal of Experimental Education; The Journal of General Psychology; The Journal of Genetic Psychology; Journal of Motor Behavior; Journal of Popular Film and Television; The Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied; The Journal of Social Psychology; Perspectives on Political Science; Preventing School Failure; RE:view; ReVision: A Journal of Consciousness and Transformation; Rocks & Minerals; Romance Quarterly; Science Activities; The Social Studies Symposium; Weatherwise; and World Affairs.

The Qpass Digital Commerce Service, the industry's only cross-site transactional platform for the marketing, sale and distribution of digital content and services on the Internet, enables the sale of premium, pay-per-use and subscription content online across a full spectrum of price points and business models.

Today, Qpass provides the online commerce infrastructure for some of the most successful media and publishing companies on the Web, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition, the Los Angeles Times,, Corbis, Morningstar, AT&T Wireless, and Factiva, a Dow Jones & Reuters company. Together, this network of leading content partners offers more than three million premium digital products for sale online using Qpass.

Content for the Heldref and Worldwide Videotex publications is provided and hosted by Bell & Howell Information and Learning's ProQuest Archiver(tm), a business partner that ensures a high-quality user experience. Giving the customer the ability to search current and historical content, ProQuest makes available an abstract for each document, which allows users to read a brief summary to verify its relevancy and appropriateness before purchase. At the click of a button, users then purchase articles that may include charts, graphs, and more.

About Qpass

The global leader in digital commerce services, Qpass provides the commerce infrastructure for next-generation transactions across the Internet, broadband and mobile networks and devices. Through its flagship Digital Commerce Service, the industry's only cross-site transactional platform for the marketing, sale and distribution of digital content and services, Qpass enables online content providers to generate revenue from the sale of premium content and services online.

Founded in 1997, Qpass is based in Seattle, WA. The company is privately held.

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Date:Nov 1, 2000

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