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"Miningco.com is a leading Internet news, information and entertainment service. The company's network is
comprised of over 600 GuideSites, each of which focuses on a specific topic and is managed by a knowledgeable
human guide. Miningco.com provides enhanced Internet navigation through annotated Internet directories that
include more than 400,000 pre-screened links to other web sites, enabling users to quickly find relevant Internet
content. The GuideSite network also aggregates original high-quality content that is created regularly by the guides
on thousands of subjects. Additionally, the company's GuideSites provide focused forums around which organized
and moderated online communities develop. The company believes that its service offers an enjoyable and efficient
Internet experience for users across a broad range of topics, creating highly targeted marketing opportunities for
advertisers and e-commerce marketers. According to Media Metrix, Inc., over 4.2 million unique users visited
Miningco.com in November 1998, making Miningco.com the fourth largest news/information/ entertainment Internet
property in terms of audience reach and the 26th largest Internet property overall. Miningco.com's guides are
independent contractors and are located in over 40 states and 18 countries. The guides complete a comprehensive
16-week training process and are monitored for quality and consistency. The company has exclusive online rights to
all of the guide-developed content. Miningco.com's guides are compensated based on the greater of a monthly
guarantee or a percentage of revenues generated by all of the GuideSites, which is distributed among the guides
based on the traffic on each guide's respective GuideSite. "

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438After 18 years, About.com is rebranding as Dotdash May 2, 2017 by M ax WillensGlenn Petersen-May 2
437The NYT may have found a buyer for About.com: The New York Times Is About to SaGlenn Petersen-8/8/2012
436An update on About.com: The New York Times’ About.com: From All-Star To AlbatrGlenn Petersen-2/3/2012
435About.com may be on the block again: <b>Times Said Shopping About.com<Glenn Petersen-11/3/2008
434The <i>New York Times</i> ended up acquiring About.com for $410 millGlenn Petersen-2/18/2005
433About.com will be changing hands again. nytimes.com <b>About.com, PrimedGlenn Petersen-2/8/2005
432Lights out: Primedia Completes Purchase of Aboutcom for $426 Mln New York, MarGlenn Petersen-3/3/2001
431I think PRM/BOUT is a compelling value at these prices. BOUT is one of the qualiJ.Y. Wang-12/5/2000
430<i>Most perplexing--and revealing--about the deal is that About did it at Susan G-11/3/2000
429From Forbes.com: forbes.com Multiple Messages From The Buyout Of About Glenn Petersen-11/1/2000
428PRM crushed: thestreet.com Primedia Shareholders Flee Oncoming Synergies Glenn Petersen-10/30/2000
427Conference Call at 10AM EST Info: suite101.com excerpt: Access to the live and Kirk ©-10/30/2000
426Primedia Inc to Buy About Inc for $690 Million in Stock New York, Oct. 30 (BlooGlenn Petersen-10/30/2000
425I also like the site. I do think that About has been able to successfully brandGlenn Petersen-10/20/2000
424YES! Wow is for the price here! They expect to be profitable next year! Theplayavermont-10/20/2000
423I would actually be disappointed if yahoo bought About. I like the about.com siSusan G-10/20/2000
422The report had one error; BOUT actually had $143.5 MM in cash and equivalents asGlenn Petersen-10/20/2000
421Rumors: atnewyork.com Is it 'About' Time For a Yahoo! Deal? By Ryan NaGlenn Petersen-10/20/2000
420Hiya playa : ) What's the wow for, the bargain basement price? I like BOUT,Susan G-10/20/2000
419WOW!!playavermont-10/17/2000
418Candidate for takeover at these levels...playavermont-10/10/2000
417BOUT a "cheap Internet stock": redherring.com Fish or Cut Bait: HuntGlenn Petersen-10/1/2000
416BOUT article: streetsideinvestor.comJEB-7/21/2000
415Interesting article/interview from Internet World magazine: T H E I N T E R NGlenn Petersen-7/15/2000
4146/29 Multex Internet Analyst interview with Scott Kurnit theinternetanalyst.comSusan G-6/30/2000
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