RealTime IT News Signs Deal with StarMediaNetwork, a consumer e-commerce subsidiary of Manchester Equipment Co. Inc., has signed an agreement with StarMedia Network, the Internet media company serving Spanish and Portuguese speaking audiences, to be the "prominent" consumer electronic products provider to StarMedia users in the United States.

Financial arrangements were not disclosed.

" will provide StarMedia's United States network users Spanish language product descriptions, shopping guides, and permission-based e-mail to make it easy for shoppers to take advantage of our unique savings opportunities on brand name consumer electronics," said Seth Collins, vice president of

Established in June 1999, Marketplace4U. leverages the infrastructure of its parent, Manchester Equipment Co. Inc., a 27-year old business that has already established its success off-line.

"At, we are taking a pioneering approach to expanding our services on the Web. The upcoming consumer electronics channel on StarMedia gives us the chance to serve the fastest growing community in the United States," said Collins. sells brand-name products including consumer electronics, appliances, car products and office equipment. Manchester Equipment Co., Inc. is a network integrator and reseller of computer hardware, software and networking products, primarily for commercial customers.