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SOURCE: Go2Net, Inc.
Go2Net's Silicon Investor Surpasses 10 Million Postings
SEATTLE, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Go2Net, Inc. (Nasdaq: GNET - news), a network of branded, technology- and community-driven Web sites, announced that Silicon Investor (http://www.siliconinvestor.com), the Web's premier financial discussion site, received its 10 millionth posting today. Since its inception in late 1995, Silicon Investor has developed a base of more than 120,000 active members, who post approximately 600,000 messages per month. Go2Net will reward Silicon Investor member Dan Spangenberg, who posted the 10 millionth message and resides in suburban Salt Lake City, Utah, with a prize package to commemorate the event.
''This is a significant milestone for Silicon Investor, which has set itself apart by being the Web's only successful subscription-based financial discussion service,'' said Russell C. Horowitz, Go2Net CEO. ''While it is rewarding to note the quality and popularity of Silicon Investor to-date, we're especially looking forward to re-launching the site very shortly, with the addition of key features and services that will firmly establish Silicon Investor as the destination of choice for smart investors.''
In the coming weeks, G02Net will unveil a comprehensive redesign of Silicon Investor, incorporating the charting and financial analysis capabilities of Go2Net's recently-acquired IQC.com (http://www.iqc.com) and the proprietary articles, company research and portfolio tracking tools of Go2Net's StockSite (http://www.stocksite.com). The re-launch will also introduce a new user interface for Silicon Investor, along with improved navigation schemes throughout the site's discussion threads and services. Go2Net acquired Silicon Investor in 1998 and has since established the service as an integral part of the Go2Net Network.
About the prize package
Spangenberg will receive an expenses-paid trip for two to Go2Net headquarters in Seattle, along with the opportunity to meet with Go2Net CEO Horowitz, Silicon Investor co-founders Brad and Jeff Dryer, Silicon Investor managing director Bryan Burdick, and Silicon Investor's 'Market Rap' columnist Bill Fleckenstein. He will also be presented with $1,000 spending money, free lifetime memberships to all Silicon Investor services and other Go2Net merchandise.
About Go2Net, Inc.
Go2Net is a network of branded, technology- and community-driven Web sites focused on the following categories: personal finance, search, commerce and games. The company also develops Web-related software. The Go2Net Network's properties include: Go2Net personal (http://www.go2net.com), which provides users with a comprehensive Internet start page offering customizable news, discussion and stock information, as well as direct access to Go2Net's own finance, search, free Web hosting, shopping and Java multiplayer game sites; Silicon Investor (http://www.siliconinvestor.com), the Web's premier financial discussion site; StockSite (http://www.stocksite.com), which offers proprietary articles, portfolio tracking tools, company research and news relating to business and finance; MetaCrawler (http://www.metacrawler.com), a metasearch service that combines various existing search/index guides into one service; 100hot (http://www.100hot.com), a leading directory of the Web's most popular sites; HyperMart (http://www.hypermart.net), the Web's leading provider of free business hosting services; Haggle Online (http://www.haggle.com), one of the Web's premier person-to-person auction services; WebMarket (http://www.webmarket.com), a one-stop comparison shopping service; and PlaySite (http://www.playsite.com), the Web's premier Java-based multi-player games site. The company's Go2Net Labs division develops innovative technologies to enhance the features and functionality of the Go2Net sites and for licensing to other Internet companies.