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AM: * CyberCash, US West, the Veep, Stones, Sausage Software and others

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Subject:     AM: * CyberCash, US West, the Veep, Stones, Sausage Software and others
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Date:     Thu, 11 Sep 1997 14:37:01 -0400

The Vision Factory Integrates CyberCash Internet Payment Service with Cat@log 
Web Storefront Suite; Support for Real-Time Payment Processing Extends Web 
Commerce and Site Creation Capabilities

Business Wire - September 10, 1997 

   LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 10, 1997--The Vision Factory Inc
today announced the availability of Cybercash's (NASDAQ:CYCH) Internet 
Payment Service with its popular Internet storefront builder, Cat@log 2.0.
Catalog 2.0 greatly simplifies the creation, operation and management of 
sophisticated online catalogs. With the integration of real-time payment 
processing, The Vision Factory is able to offer merchants an efficient and 
highly secure process for online purchases. 

Support for CyberCash's merchant software, called the CyberCash 
CashRegister, is implemented through the use of wizards, allowing site 
developers to incorporate this advanced back-end payment processing 
system into Internet storefronts quickly and easily.

"As Cat@log becomes more widely adopted as the e-commerce development
tool of choice among merchants and Web storefront builders, the demand for 
secure, instant back-end payment is mounting. While many merchants still process 
orders using traditional methods, others are realizing the value of instant online 
shopping and ordering. Consumers are beginning to see that using their credit card 
over the Internet presents no greater risk than other forms of credit card

 The Vision Factory Inc. can be reached at 269 Mt. Hermon Drive, Suite 105, 
Scotts Valley, CA 95066, 888/488-3228 (toll-free), or 408/461-2100 and by 
fax at 408/461-9255. The Company's Web site address is

U S WEST !NTERPRISE Networking and Digital Equipment Corporation Extend
E-Commerce to State/Local Governments, Large Businesses

PR Newswire - September 10, 1997 

EC WORLD, PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Subscribers of U S WEST
!NTERPRISE Networking's business-to-business electronic commerce application,
!NTERACT(TM) Procurement Services (!PS), will be able to bid on thousands of
local and state government and large business contracts through an alliance
between !NTERPRISE and Digital Equipment Corporation(R).

Under the terms of the agreement, DIGITAL will integrate the government
and business customers' existing proprietary procurement networks with !PS.
!PS subscribers, who can already access federal government contracts, will
also be able to access local and state government and private business

CONTACT:  Jeremy Story of U S WEST !NTERPRISE, 303-896-0934, or Sue Lawrence-Longo of Digital Equipment Corporation,

Vice President Al Gore Recognizes Internet Shopping Network CEO
PR Newswire - September 10, 1997 

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 /PR Newswire/ -- Vice President Al Gore recognized
Kirk Loevner's efforts with the Software Publishers Association and its
influence on administration policy at the Software Publishers Association 13th
Annual Conference at the Sheraton Washington Hotel on Tuesday.

Vice President Gore addressed the gathering of software publishers and
industry leaders.  He offered insight into the Clinton/Gore administration's
vision of the role of technology in the economic future of the United States
and the global economy. Loevner is Chairman of the Software Publishers 
Association and has been on the Board of Directors for the past six years.  

Internet Shopping Network (ISN) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Home
Shopping Network.  ISN's Computer Superstore was the first online store in the
world when it was launched in April 1994.  First Auction is a new commerce
site featuring computer, consumer electronics and Home Shopping Network
merchandise sold in an online auction format.  Shoppers can find ISN's
Computer Superstore at and First Auction at

SOURCE  Internet Shopping Network
CONTACT:  Keith J. Foxe of Internet Shopping Network, 415-846-7473, or
fax 415-846-7409, or 

Excite, Inc. and Preview Travel, Inc. Forge 5-Year, Multi-Million Dollar Web Alliance

PR Newswire - September 10, 1997 

Comprehensive Service Creates Leading Market Reach In
Travel With Key Content and Advertising Partners

REDWOOD CITY and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Excite,
Inc. (Nasdaq: XCIT) and Preview Travel, Inc. today announced a 5-year, multi-
million dollar agreement to launch a broad-reaching, comprehensive online
travel service.  As part of the arrangement, Preview Travel guarantees Excite
in excess of $15 million over the next five years for travel service exclusivity and 
promotion on the Excite network.  In addition, the companies will share advertising, 
content partnership and transaction revenue generated by the collaborative service.

The new service will integrate content from providers including Disney's,
HarperCollins' Access Press, Web Flyer magazine, GeoSystems' MapQuest and The
Weather Channel with the goal of providing consumers with the Web's most
comprehensive consumer travel offering.  For example, The Weather Channel will
provide travel weather updates, while the HarperCollins' Access Guides will
provide cruise information.

The new content and services will be distributed through Excite's Travel Channel (, 
WebCrawler ( and Preview Travel (, providing 
multiple points of entry.  Charter advertisers 
for the service include MasterCard, AT&T, Continental Airlines, Embassy 
Suites, Virgin Atlantic and Volvo. Effective immediately, the two companies 
will have a joint sales force effort.

To launch the site, Excite and Preview Travel will work with N2K to offer
a promotional giveaway giving consumers the chance to win one of 10 trips to
see the Rolling Stones on their upcoming Bridges to Babylon tour.  Included in
the prize package will be flights and accommodations as well as tickets to the
shows, and daily giveaway prizes of their new CD.
CONTACT:  Melissa Walia, 415-569-2213,, or Eloy
Ontiveros, 415-569-2031,, both of Excite, Inc.; or Ron Pernick
of Preview Travel, Inc., 415-439-1227,; or Clay
Hausmann of Connors Communications for Preview Travel, Inc., 415-217-7500,

** Hey folks, I had to read this one twice myself!**

Sausage Software Links With LinkExchange(TM) to Increase Web Exposure 
for HotDog Users

PR Newswire - September 10, 1997 14:53

SAN MATEO, Calif., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Sausage Software, a leading
Java and Internet tools developer today announced a strategic partnership with
LinkExchange(TM) Inc. (, the Web's largest advertising
network. Sausage Software will build access to LinkExchange's advertising
network into HotDog 4 -- its market-leading Web authoring tool.

Web developers will now be able to insert the LinkExchange banner exchange
HTML code into their Web sites by using a step-by-step, wizard-based HotDog
4 plug-in. The free HotDog plug-in takes advantage of Sausage's new Supertoolz
API, which means users can download and install tools and applications
automatically from within the program. HotDog 4 can be downloaded from Sausage
Software's Web site,

"We believe that LinkExchange is one of the most effective ways for HotDog
users to promote their Web sites," said Sausage Software CEO Steve Outtrim.
"HotDog already helps Web developers build attractive, open Web sites that
look good in all browsers; now it will help them get more visitors as well."

CONTACT:  Susan Cooney of LinkExchange, 415-543-4435, or; or Mary Bradburne of KVO Public Relations, 415-961-1551,
or, for LinkExchange

Mitch Arnowitz      Advertising/Marketing Discussion Group
Business Development
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