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Deja News Inc.
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9430 Research Blvd
Austin, Texas 78759

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>Deja News Names Three New Executives to Management Team; Guy Hoffman, Bill Townsend
>and David Wilson Join Leader in Internet Discussion Group Services
>AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 6, 1997--Deja News, Inc. (
>today introduced its senior management team, composed of new and existing executives
>who will lead the company to its next level of achievement.
>Guy Hoffman will be leading Deja News as its president and chief executive officer.
>He has over 12 years of industry and management experience, most recently serving as
>executive vice president and chief operating officer of OpenConnect Systems, Inc.
>Bill Townsend, part of the original management team at Lycos, Inc., is Deja News'
>new vice president of business development and David Wilson has been named vice
>president of marketing. Wilson joins Deja News from Micrografx, Inc. where he was
>director of brand management.
>These new executives join the existing management team consisting of: Founder and
>Chief Technology Officer Steve Madere, Vice President of Technical Operations Rami
>El-Charif, Vice President of Sales and Service Wes Schaefer and Vice President of
>Software Development Scott Williams.
>In just over two years, Deja News has grown from a small start-up operation to the
>14th most popular site on the World Wide Web. "It is crucial we have a creative and
>experienced management team to take the company to the next level," noted Robert
>Fabbio, chairman of Deja News' Board of Directors. "With the addition of our new
>executives, I am confident that the company will achieve great success."
>Founded in May 1995, Deja News is the World Wide Web's largest source for Internet
>Discussion Groups, including Usenet newsgroups. Steve Madere, Deja News' founder,
>led the development of the company's infrastructure for archiving and searching IDGs
>as well as its innovative technology that enables a new generation of Internet-based
>marketing programs, called eMarketing Campaign. In his role as Chief Technology
>Officer, Madere will lead the technological wing of the company. "Since I founded
>the company, I've been looking for someone with the business acumen and industry
>contacts to take the organization to its full potential," Madere said. "We've found
>that person in Guy Hoffman and I look forward to working with him and the rest of
>the management team to take Deja News to industry prominence."
>As President and Chief Executive Officer, Guy Hoffman is responsible for the overall
>operation and strategic direction of Deja News and brings a strong management
>background to the company. In addition to his COO and executive vice president role
>at OpenConnect Systems, Hoffman was vice president of worldwide marketing and
>general manager for North America for Eicon Technology Corporation.
>"What drew me to Deja News was the opportunity to facilitate electronic community
>and pioneer the next generation of Internet-enabled marketing," Hoffman commented.
>"Internet Discussion Groups are the heart of the most exciting and powerful aspect
>of the Internet -- community -- and I am committed to making Deja News the
>undisputed leader in this space. Our highly segmented IDG audience and unique
>technology enables us to be the leader in defining a new marketing paradigm,
>complete Internet marketing campaigns. I look forward to working with the Deja News
>team to establish the company as the preeminent provider in these new business
>The new Vice President of Business Development, Bill Townsend, is responsible for
>expanding and enhancing the company's strategic industry partnerships. Townsend has
>a strong background in the Internet, advertising and business development arenas.
>During his tenure at Lycos, Townsend played a major role in developing the company's
>sales, marketing and advertising infrastructure, drawing upon his previous experience
>at several companies including Ketchum Advertising, one of the largest advertising
>agency networks in the world.
>Deja News' other new executive, Vice President of Marketing David Wilson, oversees
>all marketing functions including product management, product marketing, public
>relations and marketing communications. Before joining Deja News, Wilson built the
>consumer division at Micrografx, Inc., creating and launching several successful
>products including Crayola Art Studio and American Greetings CreataCard. Wilson most
>recently served as director of brand management at Micrografx with responsibility for
>its enterprise, web and consumer product lines.
>About Deja News, Inc.
>Deja News is the operator of the largest search-and-retrieval engine for Internet
>Discussion Groups on the World Wide Web. Founded in May 1995, Deja News provides
>users with an easy and powerful Web interface for participating in discussions with
>people of like interests and for searching Internet Discussion Groups, including
>Usenet newsgroups. Building on Deja News' extensive database and proprietary search
>technology, Deja News' eMarketing Campaign offers marketers a comprehensive suite of
>Internet-based marketing programs for rapidly reaching and influencing large, highly
>segmented and dynamic audiences. Deja News serves as the Internet Discussion Group
>search resource for America Online, AT&T WorldNet Service, Bell South, Excite,
>Infoseek, Lycos, Microsoft's Internet Explorer, The Microsoft Network, Open Text,
>WebCrawler and Yahoo! Deja News is free to users and can be found on the Web at
> . -0-
>NOTE TO EDITORS: Deja News is a registered trademark of Deja News, Inc. All other
>names are the trademarks of their respective companies.
>CONTACT: Deja News, Inc.
>Claire Campbell, 512/343-6397, ext. 244
>COPYRIGHT 1997 Business Wire
>COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group
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