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Jones Naughton Signs Kiosk Pact With PDQ Internet

Los Angeles-based Jones Naughton Entertainment Inc. said it will market its Internet kiosks as "GoOnLine" to build brand awareness and signed a distribution agreement with start-up PDQ Internet Services Inc. of Sarasota, FL.

Chairman Joe Naughton said the company has renamed its COMMUNITY MARQUEE division as the GoOnLine Internet Kiosk division.

The IT holding company also announced new site agreements in Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Florida and California, bringing to 18 the number of locations offering GoOnLine Kiosk services, and said it has received its first advertising revenues, in excess of $55,000.

Jones Naughton recently acquired GoOn-line.com, a Chico, CA-based Internet company specializing in the production of streaming video infomercials over the Internet. GoOn-line.com is in the late stages of developing a virtual shopping mall Web site that will feature products that have traditionally only been available from infomercial companies advertising on broadcast television.

PDQ Internet Services was recently founded by Stanley Appel, a veteran of the hotel, resort and hospitality industries. The company will be responsible for the ongoing development and accelerated distribution of Jones Naughton's "Internet Kiosk Information Centers" across the country. Financial arrangements were not disclosed.

PDQ said it :will utilize Appel's worldwide contact base to create GoOnLine brand name recognition and ease entree into the largest hotel chains."

PDQ agreed to place 20 GoOnLine Internet Kiosks per month (with eight advertising agreements per kiosk) for Jones Naughton over the next 60 months for a total of 1,200 kiosks. Appel will also be in charge of GoOnLine's Kiosk marketing presence at hospitality, trade and international exhibits.

Jones Naughton is an information technology company focused on combining traditional marketing methods with Internet technology. The GoOnLine Kiosk Division provides interactive Internet, advertising and media buying services.