Iguana Studios, Harper's BAZAAR and Hearst Interactive Studios Team to Launch Harpersbazaar.com

Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from Change Technology Partner

    NEW YORK, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Harpersbazaar.com, an online extension
 of Harper's BAZAAR, was unveiled, the result of a seven-month long
 collaboration between Iguana Studios, a Change Technology Partner,
 (OTC Bulletin Board:   CTPI), Harper's BAZAAR and Hearst Interactive Studios, a
 unit of Hearst Communications.
     Harpersbazaar.com is a fashion utility featuring interactive shopping
 guides, trend tests, fashion reviews, news and other features that keep users
 as current with the fashion world as the editors of Harper's BAZAAR
 themselves.  The site's unique and innovative features include interactive
 shopping guides that make users feel as if they were shopping with a BAZAAR
 fashion editor, trend tests, fashion reviews and news.  In addition, the site
 also features an AvantGo channel that gives users the ability to download
 shopping guides for New York, London, Milan and Paris -- plus a new city each
 month -- onto their handheld devices.
     "For those who love to shop, harpersbazaar.com will be like having a
 connected friend who knows where to shop and what to look for," said Kate
 Betts, editor in chief of Harper's BAZAAR.  "We are providing insider
 information that users can read at the click of a button or on personal
 handheld devices."
     "This project is truly a showcase for our diverse design capabilities,"
 said Matthew Ryan, CEO, Change Technology Partners, Inc.  "In
 Harpersbazaar.com, Iguana and Hearst Interactive Studios have created a site
 that extends the BAZAAR brand onto the Internet through a practical, useful,
 and unique resource that complements and extends the print identity, rather
 than copying it or emulating the existing fashion space on the Web."
     "Meeting the sophisticated needs of Hearst brands requires the blending of
 contributions from various business partners," said Jay Bobowicz, VP, General
 Manger, Hearst Interactive Studios.  "Iguana was selected because of its
 excellence in graphic and interactive design.  Iguana's ability to work
 closely and productively with Harper's Bazaar editorial team resulted in an
 outstanding collaborative experience."
     Iguana was selected by Hearst Interactive Studios and Harper's BAZAAR to
 collaborate on the development of the site strategy, its online brand, and the
 site's design.  Hearst Interactive Studios built the site's management tools
 and will oversee production, while the Harpersbazaar.com team will contribute
 unique content.
     Prior to today's launch, Iguana Studios has worked with a number of
 companies to successfully bring their offline brands online, including
 Zagat.com, Primedia's American Baby, The ASPCA and The Corcoran Group's
 Corcoran.com, among others.
 
     About Hearst Interactive Studios
     Hearst Interactive Studios is the Hearst Corporation's central resource
 for innovation and exploration on the electronic frontier.  As such, it
 oversees and manages a number of Hearst's Web initiatives.  Its goal is to
 leverage the company's expertise in changing technology to provide Hearst
 operating businesses with a competitive advantage.  Hearst Interactive Studios
 support Hearst-owned and operated businesses and their affiliates.
 
     About Change Technology Partners
     Launched in March 2000 and headquartered in Greenwich CT, Change
 Technology Partners, Inc. is a public company that acquires, integrates and
 actively manages Internet service and infrastructure companies, building the
 New Economy through leading edge solutions.  Change acquired Iguana Studios in
 March 2001.  For additional information, please visit the company's web site
 at http://www.changetechnology.com.
 
     Note:  This press release contains certain forward-looking statements
 within the meaning of the U.S. Federal securities law, including statements
 concerning anticipated future events and expectations that are not historical
 facts.  The forward-looking statements in this press release are subject to
 substantial risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to
 differ materially from those expressed or implied by the statements herein.
 Accordingly, there can be no assurance that the actual results will conform to
 the forward-looking statements in this press release.
 
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    NEW YORK, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Harpersbazaar.com, an online extension
 of Harper's BAZAAR, was unveiled, the result of a seven-month long
 collaboration between Iguana Studios, a Change Technology Partner,
 (OTC Bulletin Board:   CTPI), Harper's BAZAAR and Hearst Interactive Studios, a
 unit of Hearst Communications.
     Harpersbazaar.com is a fashion utility featuring interactive shopping
 guides, trend tests, fashion reviews, news and other features that keep users
 as current with the fashion world as the editors of Harper's BAZAAR
 themselves.  The site's unique and innovative features include interactive
 shopping guides that make users feel as if they were shopping with a BAZAAR
 fashion editor, trend tests, fashion reviews and news.  In addition, the site
 also features an AvantGo channel that gives users the ability to download
 shopping guides for New York, London, Milan and Paris -- plus a new city each
 month -- onto their handheld devices.
     "For those who love to shop, harpersbazaar.com will be like having a
 connected friend who knows where to shop and what to look for," said Kate
 Betts, editor in chief of Harper's BAZAAR.  "We are providing insider
 information that users can read at the click of a button or on personal
 handheld devices."
     "This project is truly a showcase for our diverse design capabilities,"
 said Matthew Ryan, CEO, Change Technology Partners, Inc.  "In
 Harpersbazaar.com, Iguana and Hearst Interactive Studios have created a site
 that extends the BAZAAR brand onto the Internet through a practical, useful,
 and unique resource that complements and extends the print identity, rather
 than copying it or emulating the existing fashion space on the Web."
     "Meeting the sophisticated needs of Hearst brands requires the blending of
 contributions from various business partners," said Jay Bobowicz, VP, General
 Manger, Hearst Interactive Studios.  "Iguana was selected because of its
 excellence in graphic and interactive design.  Iguana's ability to work
 closely and productively with Harper's Bazaar editorial team resulted in an
 outstanding collaborative experience."
     Iguana was selected by Hearst Interactive Studios and Harper's BAZAAR to
 collaborate on the development of the site strategy, its online brand, and the
 site's design.  Hearst Interactive Studios built the site's management tools
 and will oversee production, while the Harpersbazaar.com team will contribute
 unique content.
     Prior to today's launch, Iguana Studios has worked with a number of
 companies to successfully bring their offline brands online, including
 Zagat.com, Primedia's American Baby, The ASPCA and The Corcoran Group's
 Corcoran.com, among others.
 
     About Hearst Interactive Studios
     Hearst Interactive Studios is the Hearst Corporation's central resource
 for innovation and exploration on the electronic frontier.  As such, it
 oversees and manages a number of Hearst's Web initiatives.  Its goal is to
 leverage the company's expertise in changing technology to provide Hearst
 operating businesses with a competitive advantage.  Hearst Interactive Studios
 support Hearst-owned and operated businesses and their affiliates.
 
     About Change Technology Partners
     Launched in March 2000 and headquartered in Greenwich CT, Change
 Technology Partners, Inc. is a public company that acquires, integrates and
 actively manages Internet service and infrastructure companies, building the
 New Economy through leading edge solutions.  Change acquired Iguana Studios in
 March 2001.  For additional information, please visit the company's web site
 at http://www.changetechnology.com.
 
     Note:  This press release contains certain forward-looking statements
 within the meaning of the U.S. Federal securities law, including statements
 concerning anticipated future events and expectations that are not historical
 facts.  The forward-looking statements in this press release are subject to
 substantial risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to
 differ materially from those expressed or implied by the statements herein.
 Accordingly, there can be no assurance that the actual results will conform to
 the forward-looking statements in this press release.
 
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