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Winstar Launches Online Destination for Businesses

Winstar Communications Inc. launched Office.com, an online business service for small and medium-sized businesses.

A unit of Winstar, with a one-third equity stake held by CBS Corp., Office.com was designed to be a destination site for business-relevant content, commerce, community and communications services from best of breed partners and in-house experts.

The site features free access to news and information spanning nearly 150 industries and professions. Office.com utilizes a three-tiered revenue model of deep advertising sponsorships, transactional revenue from e-commerce sales of goods and services and i-commerce sales of premium information.

Charter advertisers include 3Com, AT&T, ebank.com, eCal, MasterCard, NetEarnings and OfficeMax.

Office.com's list of content partners includes: COMTEX, Data Broadcasting Corp., Knight-Ridder/Tribune, L2S, Multex's Market Guide, Marketwatch and Stockpoint.

Companies providing additional tools and databases for corporate research include Dun & Bradstreet, Gale Group, Responsive Database Services, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Classroom and Winstar Telebase Inc. E-commerce partners include barnesandnoble.com, Hello Direct Inc., MasterCard, OfficeMax, RoweCom and Stamps.com.

Winstar Communications Inc. provides customers with broadband communications services including high-speed Internet and data, Web-based information and local and long distance services.