Supernews Becomes 'RemarQ', Begins Usenet Promotion
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Discussion group firm Supernews Inc. Monday changed its name to RemarQ Communities, Inc. as part of a strategy to promote Usenet discussions to mainstream Internet users.
The company currently provides a portal site to various discussion groups in categories such as computers, humanities, entertainment, government, science, classifieds, sports and health.
The goal is to make discussion groups as popular and easy-to-use as e-mail, the company said. The strategy also included a relaunch of its Web site and the hiring of Sue Barsamian as its new vice president of marketing.
"Our primary focus is to bring Usenet discussion communities to a mainstream Web audience by targeting key partnerships as our distribution strategy," said Bill Lee, RemarQ CEO. "We believe there is a huge market opportunity to bring discussion groups to mainstream audiences using a Web interface."