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Pentagon Inc. Teams With Muze on E-Commerce Solution

Las Vegas, NV-based Pentagon, Inc., operator of online music store Pentagon CDs & Tapes, is partnering with Muze, Inc., a provider of digital information about music, books and videos, to provide full service retail store capabilities to other companies.

As part of the partnership, Muze will offer both its existing and new clients Pentagon's turnkey system and back end service. Financial arrangements were not disclosed.

"This new partnership gives Pentagon direct access to existing retailers that are looking for a presence on the Internet," said Adam Lilling, CEO of Pentagon. "By combining Muze's world leading database with Pentagon's online retailing expertise, this full service e-commerce solution will allow companies to spend their time and money marketing their brand rather than trying to reinvent the e-commerce wheel."

Pentagon's end-to-end license provides existing businesses immediate online retail capabilities including, store design; implementation into Pentagon's proprietary e-commerce engine; Web site hosting; round-the-clock site maintenance; transaction processing; warehousing; fulfillment; and full-time customer service. Upon request, Pentagon will provide a licensee the internal ability to process its own transactions, service its own customers and do its own fulfillment.

"Muze today provides the data and services that power 90 percent of the online music sites," said Duncan Ledwith Sr., vice president of sales and marketing at Muze. "This partnership with Pentagon lowers the barrier to entry for prospective online retailers."

Los Angeles-based Pentagon will offer all of the technology it currently uses in its own online music store, including its technologies for searching and browsing, affiliate programs, online coupons, automated order tracking and automated updates by e-mail.