Friendster Announces Multi-Year Global Search and Advertising Agreement With Google

    SAN FRANCISCO, March 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Friendster, Inc.
 (www.friendster.com ) today announced an exclusive multi-year global
 agreement that names Google as the exclusive provider of both search and
 keyword-targeted advertising for Friendster's global audience of more than
 40 million users in over 75 countries. Financial terms of the deal were not
 disclosed.
     Friendster's users will benefit from Google's powerful search
 technologies and targeted advertising, and advertisers will have improved
 access to one of the largest online social networking communities in the
 world.
     Friendster has already successfully integrated and launched the text
 and display advertising components of the deal worldwide. The search
 component is anticipated to launch during the second quarter of this year.
     "As a top-25 global Web brand with 19 million monthly unique visitors
 and 6 billion page views per month, this agreement with Google allows
 Friendster to leverage the best industry platform to monetize our
 high-growth global business," said Aaron Barnes, vice president of sales
 and business development at Friendster.
     About Friendster
     With more than 40 million members worldwide, Friendster is a leading
 online social network. Friendster is focused on helping people stay in
 touch with friends and discover new people and things that are important to
 them. Friendster's trusted network, which emphasizes genuine, real-world
 friendships, is popular among people of all ages, but is particularly
 popular among young adults. Friendster has a growing portfolio of patents
 granted to the company on social networking, with more expected over the
 next several months. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, Friendster
 is backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Benchmark Capital, DAG
 Ventures and individual investors. For more information, visit:
 www.friendster.com .
 
 

SOURCE Friendster, Inc.

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