The Launch of http://www.DestinationSOHO.com, a Web Site For the Small and Home Office Business Owner, Features a Top-Tier Roster of Partners

- Site Will go Live on April 15, 2001 -



Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from Freedom Technology Media Group

    IRVINE, Calif., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Freedom Technology Media Group
 has announced the launch of http://www.destinationSOHO.com, a personalized,
 full-service desktop business center and content provider for the growing
 number of small business owners. The web site will serve as the online gateway
 to the small office and home office (SOHO) community, with a variety of
 services and content offerings.
     DestinationSOHO.com will provide current industry-related news, articles
 from Small Office Computing and Home Business Computing magazines, a free
 newsletter and a discussion forum. One of the site's most important features
 is a comprehensive services directory that will offer a wide range of
 information about products and services from a top-tier roster of co-brand
 partners.
     DestinationSOHO.com's partners will provide legal services, travel,
 finance and accounting tools, incorporation and intellectual property services
 and advice, human resources, online education, printing, stock photo imagery,
 accounting, weather reports and tools to help create business plans. The
 partners include:
     -- eBenefits is the leading provider of online human resources services to
        small and growing businesses.
     -- GotMarketing offers self-serve eMarketing tools and education to assist
        marketers of all experience levels in acquiring and retaining
        customers.
     -- PatentCafe.com, the Internet's first full-IP resources portal, is
        launching its new World Intellectual Property Resources Directory for
        business with DestinationSOHO.com.  The new listing is the world's most
        comprehensive human-powered directory of Web sites, offering products
        or services related to every aspect of intellectual property.
     -- MindEdge is the leading e-learning database and educational
        infrastructure company, focusing on aggregation of real-time course and
        degree data.
     -- HealthInsurance.com is backed by Fountain Valley, California-based
        Synapse Capital, a major investment management fund, and Los Angeles-
        based Kelsey National Corp., a 36-year-old licensed health insurance
        broker/administrator in all 50 states.
     -- Palo Alto Software develops, publishes, markets and supports personal
        computer software that incorporates task-oriented tools, techniques and
        know-how in practical, easy-to-use products.
     -- TRIP.com, a subsidiary of Galileo International, Inc. (NYSE:   GLC), a
        global travel distribution leader, is a premier one-stop online travel
        service and technology provider devoted to the mobile professional
        market, whether traveling for business or pleasure.
     -- NetDocuments leads the Internet industry in the move to provide a full
        suite of document eServices on the Web.  The Orem, Utah-based company
        is the world's foremost Document eServices Provider (DSP).
     -- OmniChoice is an advanced technology solutions company focused on
        reducing the cost of acquiring and retaining customers by deploying
        decision aids and supporting technologies that include a patent-pending
        Optimization platform (the OmniOptimizer(TM)), Advanced Smart Agent,
        OmniAdvisor(TM), and Enhanced Data Warehouse capability.
     -- Offices2share.com is a nationwide listing service that brings together
        those companies that have short-term office space with businesses and
        individuals seeking short-term, ready-to-move-into offices.
        Offices2share.com will provide DestinationSOHO.com with the ability to
        find and rent short-term office space.
 
     "The current market conditions have put a lot of companies out of
 business, and it takes a certain amount of confidence to launch a new site
 these days," says Mark Mendelsohn, Group Publisher of Freedom Technology Media
 Group's SOHO Division.  He adds, "We're confident in destinationSOHO.com's
 ability to serve the SOHO community because it offers content with genuine
 value and access to products and services from a superior group of partners.
 These partners have joined us because Freedom Technology Media Group is a
 division of a solid, privately held parent company, Freedom Communications,
 with a substantial and quantifiable track record for success. These companies
 understand that partnering with a strong corporation will help ensure that
 their commitment to co-branding is a good investment of time and resources."
     DestinationSOHO.com and Small Business Computing magazine comprise the
 Small Business/Home Office division of Freedom Technology Media Group.  FTMG,
 the leader in high-tech information from the home to the enterprise -- is a
 wholly owned subsidiary of Freedom Communications, Inc.
 (http://www.freedom.com), one of today's leading private media companies.
 FTMG's Executive Intelligence Division's titles include: CRM magazine,
 Knowledge Management, Field Force Automation and E-Business Strategist.
 Freedom Communications, headquartered in Irvine, CA, publishes 27 daily
 newspapers, 15 magazine titles and operates 8 broadcast television stations
 along with over 50 affiliated Internet sites.
 
 

SOURCE Freedom Technology Media Group
    IRVINE, Calif., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Freedom Technology Media Group
 has announced the launch of http://www.destinationSOHO.com, a personalized,
 full-service desktop business center and content provider for the growing
 number of small business owners. The web site will serve as the online gateway
 to the small office and home office (SOHO) community, with a variety of
 services and content offerings.
     DestinationSOHO.com will provide current industry-related news, articles
 from Small Office Computing and Home Business Computing magazines, a free
 newsletter and a discussion forum. One of the site's most important features
 is a comprehensive services directory that will offer a wide range of
 information about products and services from a top-tier roster of co-brand
 partners.
     DestinationSOHO.com's partners will provide legal services, travel,
 finance and accounting tools, incorporation and intellectual property services
 and advice, human resources, online education, printing, stock photo imagery,
 accounting, weather reports and tools to help create business plans. The
 partners include:
     -- eBenefits is the leading provider of online human resources services to
        small and growing businesses.
     -- GotMarketing offers self-serve eMarketing tools and education to assist
        marketers of all experience levels in acquiring and retaining
        customers.
     -- PatentCafe.com, the Internet's first full-IP resources portal, is
        launching its new World Intellectual Property Resources Directory for
        business with DestinationSOHO.com.  The new listing is the world's most
        comprehensive human-powered directory of Web sites, offering products
        or services related to every aspect of intellectual property.
     -- MindEdge is the leading e-learning database and educational
        infrastructure company, focusing on aggregation of real-time course and
        degree data.
     -- HealthInsurance.com is backed by Fountain Valley, California-based
        Synapse Capital, a major investment management fund, and Los Angeles-
        based Kelsey National Corp., a 36-year-old licensed health insurance
        broker/administrator in all 50 states.
     -- Palo Alto Software develops, publishes, markets and supports personal
        computer software that incorporates task-oriented tools, techniques and
        know-how in practical, easy-to-use products.
     -- TRIP.com, a subsidiary of Galileo International, Inc. (NYSE:   GLC), a
        global travel distribution leader, is a premier one-stop online travel
        service and technology provider devoted to the mobile professional
        market, whether traveling for business or pleasure.
     -- NetDocuments leads the Internet industry in the move to provide a full
        suite of document eServices on the Web.  The Orem, Utah-based company
        is the world's foremost Document eServices Provider (DSP).
     -- OmniChoice is an advanced technology solutions company focused on
        reducing the cost of acquiring and retaining customers by deploying
        decision aids and supporting technologies that include a patent-pending
        Optimization platform (the OmniOptimizer(TM)), Advanced Smart Agent,
        OmniAdvisor(TM), and Enhanced Data Warehouse capability.
     -- Offices2share.com is a nationwide listing service that brings together
        those companies that have short-term office space with businesses and
        individuals seeking short-term, ready-to-move-into offices.
        Offices2share.com will provide DestinationSOHO.com with the ability to
        find and rent short-term office space.
 
     "The current market conditions have put a lot of companies out of
 business, and it takes a certain amount of confidence to launch a new site
 these days," says Mark Mendelsohn, Group Publisher of Freedom Technology Media
 Group's SOHO Division.  He adds, "We're confident in destinationSOHO.com's
 ability to serve the SOHO community because it offers content with genuine
 value and access to products and services from a superior group of partners.
 These partners have joined us because Freedom Technology Media Group is a
 division of a solid, privately held parent company, Freedom Communications,
 with a substantial and quantifiable track record for success. These companies
 understand that partnering with a strong corporation will help ensure that
 their commitment to co-branding is a good investment of time and resources."
     DestinationSOHO.com and Small Business Computing magazine comprise the
 Small Business/Home Office division of Freedom Technology Media Group.  FTMG,
 the leader in high-tech information from the home to the enterprise -- is a
 wholly owned subsidiary of Freedom Communications, Inc.
 (http://www.freedom.com), one of today's leading private media companies.
 FTMG's Executive Intelligence Division's titles include: CRM magazine,
 Knowledge Management, Field Force Automation and E-Business Strategist.
 Freedom Communications, headquartered in Irvine, CA, publishes 27 daily
 newspapers, 15 magazine titles and operates 8 broadcast television stations
 along with over 50 affiliated Internet sites.
 
 SOURCE  Freedom Technology Media Group