RealTime IT News Signs Partnership With

New York City-based community site signed a million-dollar partnership/sponsorship deal with, a business and financial Web site. will sponsor 21 stock chats, 11 sponsorships and the new " Portfolio Challenge" promotion.

"This seven-figure deal represents the business community's affirmation of our community model," said Stephan Paternot, co-CEO of "Our ability to offer clients a more unique mix of advertising components ensures a bigger and better response rate from new and existing partners."

Beginning in April, the " Portfolio Challenge" will allow users to build a mock portfolio with $1 million in play money. will distribute camcorders, DVDs, VCRs and big-screen televisions to the winners. The promotion will run three times during the remainder of the year. will also sponsor 11 special sports and holiday events at including the NCAA Basketball Tournament, U.S. Open Golf, Wimbledon, Father's Day, World Series, Thanksgiving and 1999 Winter holidays.

In addition, users will also be able to participate in several sponsored "Stock Chats" a month where a variety of topics will be discussed including "How to Invest Online," "Picking Stocks" and "Building a Balanced Portfolio." will also feature's "Stock Pick" e-mail newsletter within's registration and Business and Finance theme pages. The partnership also includes special advertising targeting to's user base through banners, buttons and contextual links. provides individual investors with company profiles, quotes and financial information.