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InfoBeat Launches Personalized Classifieds Delivered Via E-Mail

Ad-backed e-mail company InfoBeat Inc. entered a partnership with Classifieds2000 Inc. and will offer its 3.5 million subscribers access to more than 1.8 million ad listings.

InfoBeat Classifieds will provide subscribers with e-mail updates on the items in which they're interested, with the chance to bid on many items being auctioned over the Internet. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

"InfoBeat Classifieds is a great way for our subscribers and worldwide e-mail users to find job opportunities, merchandise, even romance through the personals," said John Funk, InfoBeat chairman and founder. "With the addition of InfoBeat Classifieds, we now provide an entire 'newspaper' via e-mail--personalized news, weather, sports, stocks, entertainment, seasonal snow reports and classifieds."

InfoBeat Classifieds is available for free through the company's main Web site. Users indicate which items they would like to purchase within these categories: vehicles, computers, employment, rentals, real estate, personals and business opportunities. Then, when items they are interested in become available, InfoBeat Classifieds automatically alerts buyers via e-mail.