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Snap.com, XOOM.com Agree to $75 Million Deal with HealthGate

Snap.com and XOOM.com Inc. Thursday sealed a $75 million content deal with HealthGate Data Corp., making the company the main provider of health content within Snap.com's health channel.

The three-year agreements will also grant HealthGate, a leading provider of health and medical information over the Web, prominent placement in select Snap.com commercials slated to air on the NBC Television Network.

Also, XOOM.com (XMCM) and HealthGate will offer co-branded e-commerce offers to HealthGate members, or those online users who sign up for HealthGate content on Snap.com's health channel.

HeathGate will be featured in Snap.com on-air advertisements designed to promote the Snap/HealthGate co-branded areas on Snap.com, the Internet portal service company from NBC and CNET (CNET).

"This $75 million deal demonstrates the value Snap.com and XOOM.com can bring to Internet companies looking to match quality content and services with a mass audience both on-air and online," said NBCi president and chief operating officer-designate, Edmond Sanctis, current chief operating officer of Snap.com.

"HealthGate's top-quality content will expand and enhance the breadth and depth of information currently offered on Snap.com, furthering Snap.com's commitment to bring our users and members the best of the Internet."

XOOM.com, Inc. offers consumers high-quality, free services over the Web, including homepage building, chat rooms, message boards, HTML e-mail, online greeting cards, a Web page counter, clip art and downloadable software.