MONTREAL, Oct. 29 /CNW Telbec/ - BRANCHEZ-VOUS! (TSX Venture : BZV)
launches today the "Mon BRANCHEZ-VOUS!" personalized news service at
http://mon.branchez-vous.com). This service, which offers an alternative to
the default home page of the BRANCHEZ-VOUS.com portal (www.branchez-vous.com),
allows all users to choose their news sources from over 35,000 pre-screened
sources, in French and in English, and to organize them in a starting page
perfectly matching their interests.
"Contrary to personalization services of large portals, Mon
BRANCHEZ-VOUS! does not limit users' choice to BRANCHEZ-VOUS! contents", says
Carl Charest, BRANCHEZ-VOUS! content director. "BRANCHEZ-VOUS.com has always
been a wide open door to the best of the Internet. In addition to our team's
editorial choices, Mon BRANCHEZ-VOUS! now give users the freedom to select
quickly and easily the news sources they prefer - coming form a newspaper, a
magazine, a television channel or a pure Internet media. Mon BRANCHEZ-VOUS! is
an ideal starting page for all Internet users who want to follow current
events from several points of view. This service perfectly corresponds to the
100% independent credo of the BRANCHEZ-VOUS.com information portal."
Totally free for users, Mon BRANCHEZ-VOUS! benefits from an exclusive
partnership with the US-based Itsmynews.com service. BRANCHEZ-VOUS!
contributed to implementing a French-language version of the service and
adapting it to Canada an Quebec.
About BRANCHEZ-VOUS! inc.
BRANCHEZ-VOUS! inc. is a leading Montreal-based Internet media company.
It owns and operates the BRANCHEZ-VOUS.com portal and the BRANCHEZ-VOUS!
BRANCHEZ-VOUS.com (www.branchez-vous.com) is the largest independent
portal in Quebec. With a news, business and technology focus, it primarily
targets an audience of active adults working in and/or interested by
technology and reaches over 500,000 users each month. Its technology content
is promoted on the Sympatico-MSN and AOL Canada portals.
The BRANCHEZ-VOUS! Network (www.branchez-vous.com/reseau/) is the largest
French-language Internet advertising network, comprised of over 50 web sites
for which BRANCHEZ-VOUS! sells national advertising. It reaches approximately
3 million French Canadians every month and includes such sites as
LeDevoir.com, JeuxVideo.com and the French version of Canada411.
BRANCHEZ-VOUS! is listed on the TSX Venture exchange under the symbol BZV
and has approximately 29.3 million shares outstanding. Additional information
on the Corporation can be obtained on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) and at
Itsmynews LLC (IMN) is a new digital media company with offices in Las
Vegas (Nevada) and New York (NY). It provides news and information services to
consumers and businesses based on RSS (Really Simple Syndication) technology.
The main consumer service is itsmynews.com. It is an online personalized
news service and community that allows users to easily aggregate -- in one
place -- all of their favourite news and information sources. These sources
are updated automatically all day, every day. Once registered, the user can
access his personalized page from any computer in the world.
Itsmynews also licenses the itsmynews technology to provide
personalization services to businesses.
The TSX Venture exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the
contents of this press release.
For further information:
For further information: BRANCHEZ-VOUS!: Patrick Pierra, President and
CEO, (514) 842-3838 ext. 249, http://www.branchez-vous.com/contacts/; Nicholas
Powell, Investment Relations consultant, (514) 904-0084,
http://www.branchez-vous.com/contacts/; For Itsmynews: Nancy Wang, CEO and
co-founder, firstname.lastname@example.org, (917) 940-1749; Jeff Mignon, Chief creative
officer, head of business development and co-founder, email@example.com, (646)