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To: rdmsqito who wrote (219)8/3/1999 9:36:00 AM
From: Glenn Petersen  Read Replies (1) | Respond to of 510
JWEB launches community site:

Tuesday August 3, 8:28 am Eastern Time

Company Press Release

Juno Launches Web-Based Community Site

Free Personal Web Pages, Online Discussion Groups Offered in "JunoLand"

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 3, 1999--Juno Online Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: JWEB - news) today announced the launch of ''JunoLand,'' its new integrated community site on the World Wide Web. Visitors to JunoLand(SM) can build and display their own Web pages using a suite of easy-to-use design tools that Juno provides for free. They can also take part in online discussions on any of thousands of topics through access to selected Internet discussion groups. JunoLand, which is open to all Web users and will be actively promoted to Juno's own millions of subscribers (including those who have not yet started using the Web), can be reached through links on Juno's home page at

To provide content for JunoLand, Juno has formed strategic alliances with Homestead, a leader in self-service Web-based publishing for consumers, and with RemarQ, a leading provider of Internet discussion services.

Through its relationship with Homestead, Juno provides its community members with powerful drag-and-drop interface that enables consumers of all skill levels to create top-quality Web sites without having to learn any Web programming skills. In addition to supplying the tools a user needs to build his or her own Web site, JunoLand provides a virtual community for the sites users build. Any individual site can achieve broad exposure if selected as a notable site in a given category, as a ''JunoLand Site of the Week,'' or as one of the ''JunoLand Top 5%.''

Through its relationship with RemarQ, Juno offers access to discussion groups in which more than 20 million active participants post more than 600,000 messages per day on topics ranging from electronics and entertainment to parenting and politics. JunoLand provides a simple-to-use interface that enables users to take part in the discussions of their choice. JunoLand users benefit from RemarQ's technology, which includes filters to eliminate unsolicited commercial bulk e-mail, or ''spam,'' and off-topic messages.

''Juno users represent one of the largest communities on the Internet. As this community grows, we want to offer our members an ever-wider range of services,'' said Toby Bryce, Juno's senior vice president for billable services and the Juno executive responsible for overseeing JunoLand's launch. ''Providing people with a simple, satisfying way to build their own Web pages and to participate in online discussions is a key element in enriching our members' Internet experience.''

In addition to the features described above, JunoLand offers certain e-mail-based fax capabilities, provided through an alliance with Comfax. Juno plans to incorporate further features into JunoLand in the future.

About Homestead Technologies, Inc.

Homestead Technologies, Inc. is the leader in self-service Web publishing via consumer webware - software that lives on the Web. As a Web-based publishing platform, Homestead enables individuals and groups to quickly create feature-rich Web sites for a myriad of purposes without the need to buy expensive desktop software. Homestead is the first platform that gives computer users of all skill levels an easy, free, and flexible way to build Web sites or extend real-world micro-communities of family, friends and colleagues to the Web. Homestead provides advertisers and content partners the opportunity to go beyond the banner to reach their target audiences, and offers its co-branding partners a complete community-based Web publishing platform, without the need to install and maintain any software on their servers. Founded in 1997, Homestead is based in Menlo Park, Calif. and has more than 70 employees. The company is privately held and has received investments from IVP, Global Retail Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Intel Corp. Homestead is available at and through co-branding partners.

About RemarQ Communities, Inc.

RemarQ Communities, Inc. is the world's leading provider of Internet discussion services for ISPs and Web sites such as Excite, Lycos, Lycos-Bertelsmann, InfoSeek, iSyndicate, and Founded in 1996, RemarQ distributes the Internet's best discussions on the most popular sites, connecting millions of consumers to vertical communities where they can research purchases, ask and offer advice, and build relationships.

RemarQ is the only company to syndicate the highest quality public discussions and support custom discussions, which are then seamlessly integrated to mirror the look and feel of the partner site. The RemarQ partner network currently spans more than one thousand sites and generates over five million impressions daily. The company has more than 30 industry honors, including a Medaille d'Or, Critical Mass Award, Pegasus Web Award, and Surfers Choice Award. Headquartered in San Jose, CA, RemarQ has operations centers in North America and Europe.

About Juno Online Services, Inc.

Juno Online Services, Inc. is a provider of Internet-related services to millions of computer users throughout the United States. The company offers several levels of service, ranging from basic dial-up Internet e-mail--which is provided to the end user for free--to full, competitively priced access to the World Wide Web. Since the launch of Juno's basic e-mail service in April 1996, more than 7 million total Juno accounts have been created. Juno's revenues are derived primarily from the subscription fees charged for certain billable services, from the sale of advertising, and from the direct sale of products to Juno subscribers.

This press release may be deemed to contain forward-looking information. Any forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements, including without limitation any statements as to future events or future financial results of Juno, may be significantly and materially impacted by risks and uncertainties. In evaluating such statements, readers should specifically consider various factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those indicated, including without limitation factors described in Juno's reports and documents filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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