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Mail.com Acquires TCOM Inc.

Internet messaging services company Mail.com Inc. has acquired TCOM Inc., a software technology development firm, in a cash and stock transaction.

TCOM, which specializes in the design of carrier class applications for the telecommunications and computer telephony industries, will expand Mail.com's technical expertise in delivering Internet messaging services, the company said.

Financial specifics were not disclosed. Founded in 1989, TCOM has focused on delivering applications to zero downtime specifications for a diverse set of telecom infrastructures. Its customers include AT&T, Lucent Technologies, Hewlett Packard, Samsung and Siemens.

"This acquisition expands Mail.com's capabilities to rapidly deliver next generation products and services into the Internet messaging marketplace," said Gerald Gorman, chairman and chief executive officer of Mail.com.

Mail.com serves the consumer market through the Mail.com flagship site, www.mail.com, and via 40 partner Web sites such as NBC, Time Warner, CBS SportsLine, CNET, Standard & Poor's and Snap.com.