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mySimon Signs Distribution Pact With Ameritech

Santa Clara, CA-based mySimon Inc. signed a distribution agreement with Ameritech's yellowpages.net, an online directory search and shopping resource.

The deal gives Ameritech's customers a way to quickly shop for products and compare prices from more than 1,000 merchants on the Web using mySimon's comparison shopping "bot." Financial arrangements were not disclosed.

The bot will power Ameritech's product search and comparison service in all of mySimon's categories, including sporting goods, electronics, computers, fashion, movies, garden and others. mySimon searches Web merchants, auctions and classified ad sites.

"mySimon's Web shopping functionality adds breadth and scope to our shopping center at a time of rapid growth in online purchasing. It's a tremendous value for our customers," said Dori Bennett, general manager of Ameritech Interactive Media.

Ameritech's yellowpages.net offers coverage of more than 10 million U.S. businesses, along with 13 shopping guides with information from more than 40 content partners.