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LinkShare to Offer Virtual Sales Reps

LinkShare Corp. said it will incorporate OnLive technology into The LinkShare Network, providing members with a virtual sales representative at each site.

LinkShare CEO Stephen Messer unveiled the first "live" online storefront developed for GreatFlowers.Com, and Store Search, an Internet shopping guide supported by MasterCard, at a demonstration in New York.

With the OnLive technology, LinkShare affiliates and merchants have the ability to assist their visitors throughout the shopping experience, offering recommendations and advice on a one-to-one basis, Messer said.

OnLive Inc. said it is the first company to integrate large-group, audio, text, and shared data communications for the Internet and corporate intranets.

"OnLive Inc. is a pioneer in Internet technology because it provided a solution for Internet commerce, allowing a personalized and interactive shopping experience online," said OnLive Vice President Mark Jeffery.