RealTime IT News Signs Sponsor Deals

San Francisco-based Inc. signed sponsorship and e-commerce agreements with Gateway SpotShop by NECX, a source for computer products on the Internet, and PC Flowers & Inc.

Both deals leverage's two-revenue stream business, of which approximately 60 percent is e-commerce sales and 40 percent is advertising. Both are one-year agreements and include direct selling opportunities to's member base as well as premium sponsorship placements throughout Financial arrangements were not disclosed.

"These deals reflect the true power behind's business and its focus on providing its members with great deals on high-quality products," said Alicia Molnar, vice president of advertising sales for "Our agreements with Gateway SpotShop by NECX and PC Flowers & Gifts are perfects examples of what we can do for advertisers who want to effectively target a large audience of consumers on the Internet to sell products."

Gateway SpotShop by NECX is the exclusive hardware sponsor of's e-commerce navigation bar. Clicking on the Gateway SpotShop by NECX sponsorship will take users to a co-branded store. PC Flowers & is the exclusive floral sponsor of as well as's Greetings Online, a free greeting card service that caters heavily to women.