NEWSSTAND
Press Release - March 1, 2005    
 
Contact: For NewsStand, Inc.:
Michele Chaboudy, 512-334-5141,
E-mail: michelec@newsstand.com
NewsStand Releases iSite"
Unique Electronic Edition Integration with Publisher Websites

AUSTIN, TX - March 1, 2005 - NewsStand, Inc., the leading distributor of exact digital replicas of newspapers and magazines throughout the world, unveiled a new web integration platform, called iSite, that transforms a publication website into a portal for electronic editions. The iSite system provides all the functionality needed to enable electronic edition delivery right from the home page while retaining the publication brand.


Now, website visitors never have to leave a publisher’s website to access or read electronic editions, providing a closer interface with web editorial and advertising content. A website visitor can subscribe or purchase a single copy and instantly launch the current edition to begin reading one article or browse though an entire issue. The validation, registration and ecommerce processes can be linked to existing platforms, framed within the primary web navigation or be executed completely at NewsStand.


“iSite and iBrowse® represent significant steps forward in the usability of digital publications and their integration into publishers' web sites,” commented Kit Webster, president and chief executive officer of NewsStand. “We will continue to enhance both services in order to bring added value to both the publisher and the reader.”


NewsStand’s iBrowse reading technology, coupled with iSite integration, simplifies electronic edition access and provides contextual linking to online special features. The publication image and brand is leveraged throughout the reading experience.

About NewsStand, Inc.

NewsStand, Inc. is the leading digital partner for premier publishers of newspapers, magazines and other print media and is included in the eContent magazine list of Top 100 Companies for 2003. NewsStand's digital delivery solution makes it possible for subscribers to download via the Internet an entire publication in traditional print format that can be read offline or online on their computer. NewsStand not only offers an entirely new reading experience for the global community, but also creates innovative marketing opportunities for both publishers and advertisers. Currently, the company delivers and markets over 175 titles to paying customers in more than 120 countries.

NewsStand is a privately held company headquartered in Austin, Texas, with offices in Australia, Germany, New York City and the United Kingdom. Investors include Adams Capital Management, Noro-Moseley Partners, SSM Ventures and the New York Times Company. For more information on NewsStand, please visit www.newsstand.com.

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