Starphire Technologies Named to LocalBusiness.com's '50 to Watch' List

Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from Starphire Technologies

    CLEARWATER, Fla., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Starphire Technologies has been
 named to LocalBusiness.com's quarterly "50 to Watch" list, which highlights
 emerging private and public companies making news in the Tampa Bay area.
     "It is an honor for Starphire to be recognized with the other companies on
 the list as a shaper of the business economy," said Michael Murdock, president
 & CEO of Starphire Technologies.  "The Tampa Bay area has become a growing
 source of quality, technological companies in recent years, and we are proud
 to be named among them."
     LocalBusiness.com's 50 to Watch lists highlight the most newsworthy
 emerging companies across the country.  The lists, compiled by reporters in
 24 major U.S. markets, provide in-depth information about 1,150 companies
 reshaping the economy.
     Technological innovation such as Starphire's SiteSage(TM), the Company's
 Web-enabling software designed to build and maintain complete Web content
 without the need for HTML proficiency, is among the top considerations for
 inclusion on the "50 to Watch" list.  Other criteria include significant
 venture capital funding and valuable customer contracts.
 
     About LocalBusiness.com
     LocalBusiness.com is a leading Internet provider of breaking local news,
 business leads and information in over 24 major markets across the United
 States.  LocalBusiness.com generates 500 original news stories each week by a
 staff of more than 50 reporters and editors nationwide focusing on local
 breaking business news, including technology, venture capital and small
 business news.  LocalBusiness.com also publishes digitalsouth magazine
 (digitalsouth.com), the only publication that covers leading-edge technology
 companies, venture capital and finance from the Mason-Dixon line to the
 Florida Keys and west to Texas.  The company's institutional investors include
 U.S. Equity Partners, L.P., the private equity fund sponsored by Wasserstein &
 Co., L.P., Rustic Canyon Ventures, and Tribune Ventures, the strategic
 investment unit of Tribune Company.
 
     About Starphire Technologies
     Based in Clearwater, Fla., Starphire Technologies (www.starphire.com)
 develops, markets and delivers Web-enabling technologies.  The core product is
 SiteSage(TM), a proven platform for delivering Web content management and
 controlled editing rights to non-technical staff, without the need to learn
 HTML.  Starphire received an initial equity investment from Newtek Capital
 Inc. (Amex:   NKC) in September 2000.
 
 

SOURCE Starphire Technologies
    CLEARWATER, Fla., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Starphire Technologies has been
 named to LocalBusiness.com's quarterly "50 to Watch" list, which highlights
 emerging private and public companies making news in the Tampa Bay area.
     "It is an honor for Starphire to be recognized with the other companies on
 the list as a shaper of the business economy," said Michael Murdock, president
 & CEO of Starphire Technologies.  "The Tampa Bay area has become a growing
 source of quality, technological companies in recent years, and we are proud
 to be named among them."
     LocalBusiness.com's 50 to Watch lists highlight the most newsworthy
 emerging companies across the country.  The lists, compiled by reporters in
 24 major U.S. markets, provide in-depth information about 1,150 companies
 reshaping the economy.
     Technological innovation such as Starphire's SiteSage(TM), the Company's
 Web-enabling software designed to build and maintain complete Web content
 without the need for HTML proficiency, is among the top considerations for
 inclusion on the "50 to Watch" list.  Other criteria include significant
 venture capital funding and valuable customer contracts.
 
     About LocalBusiness.com
     LocalBusiness.com is a leading Internet provider of breaking local news,
 business leads and information in over 24 major markets across the United
 States.  LocalBusiness.com generates 500 original news stories each week by a
 staff of more than 50 reporters and editors nationwide focusing on local
 breaking business news, including technology, venture capital and small
 business news.  LocalBusiness.com also publishes digitalsouth magazine
 (digitalsouth.com), the only publication that covers leading-edge technology
 companies, venture capital and finance from the Mason-Dixon line to the
 Florida Keys and west to Texas.  The company's institutional investors include
 U.S. Equity Partners, L.P., the private equity fund sponsored by Wasserstein &
 Co., L.P., Rustic Canyon Ventures, and Tribune Ventures, the strategic
 investment unit of Tribune Company.
 
     About Starphire Technologies
     Based in Clearwater, Fla., Starphire Technologies (www.starphire.com)
 develops, markets and delivers Web-enabling technologies.  The core product is
 SiteSage(TM), a proven platform for delivering Web content management and
 controlled editing rights to non-technical staff, without the need to learn
 HTML.  Starphire received an initial equity investment from Newtek Capital
 Inc. (Amex:   NKC) in September 2000.
 
 SOURCE  Starphire Technologies