Altavista links up with in Asia

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MANILA--AltaVista Asiawide is linking up with in Asia to offer real-time information on technology-related seminars, conferences, and exhibitions.

"It is our goal to work as marketing partners with event organizers in Asia," says Jim James, director of "By consolidating information into a common format, and then syndicating this content to quality partners like AltaVista Asiawide, is offering a valuable service to those who organize events and those who want to attend them."

Tengku Farith, executive vice chairman of Alam Teknokrat, the company responsible for bringing AltaVista to Asia, adds: "Offering a real-time directory of events within our own web site will mean that we add value to our offering and increase the amount of time that visitors will remain on our site." is an online information service that is adopting a syndication model, consolidating content, and distributing events listings to channel partners. Members contribute to a centralized database of events which channel partners may access simultaneously.

Copyright May 1999, Crain Communications Inc.

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