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Classifieds2000 in Deals with InfoBeat, Quote.com, Computing Central

Classifieds2000 in Sunnyvale, CA signed agreements to provide classified ad content and search technology to InfoBeat, Quote.com Inc. and Microsoft Computing Central.

These agreements "add to the continued distribution strength of the Classifieds2000 Network," which now includes more than 140 Web sites, the company said. The network enables affiliated Web sites to offer classified ad content to their users, bringing together buyers and sellers of related goods and services.

"Partnering with these three sites, all leaders in their respective categories, gives us the opportunity to provide an even wider audience of Internet users with resources to help them find a job, buy a car or house, or rent an apartment," said Sani El-Fishawy, president and CEO of Classifieds2000. Financial arrangements were not disclosed.

Computing Central is the computer information site for The Microsoft Network, which offers computer- focused news, online forums, chat groups and products and services. Through this arrangement, Classifieds2000 will provide computer hardware and software, employment and business opportunities classified advertising for Computing Central.

E-mail publisher InfoBeat provides personalized news and information to over 3 million subscribers. Classifieds2000 will provide access to classified ads from all the InfoBeat products and the InfoBeat home page. In addition, Classifieds2000 and InfoBeat will jointly develop an e-mail service to notify InfoBeat subscribers of specific classified ad items as soon as they become listed.

Quote.com, a provider of financial market information for investors and the financial services industry, will now offer Classifieds2000 listings, with a focus on employment and business opportunities, through its homepage.

Classifieds2000, a division of Excite, also said it has also renewed agreements with several partners including HotMail, Netcom and Erols Inc., a subsidiary of RCN.