Christianity.com Network Provides Web Content Management Services to Crosswalk.com
- - HAYWARD, Calif., April 24, 2001The Christianity.com Networkä (sites.silaspartners.com) today announced a three-year $3.3 million strategic partnership with Crosswalk.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMEN) to provide Web content management technology and managed network infrastructure to the number one stand-alone Christian portal. This partnership is meaningful to both companies in that they will utilize technology, content tools, and advertising resources to further expand each others capabilities. This partnership also clarifies both companies focus and their individual roles in the Christian Internet market. The Christianity.com Network is the top Christian Internet Web content management and network infrastructure provider, and Crosswalk.com is the premier Christian portal on the Web.
This partnership is the best way to utilize each others strengths to accomplish a greater good, said Dave Jaworski, CEO of Starwire Corporationä, the Christianity.com Network's parent company. Our goal is for both companies to work together using each others area of expertise to the utmost benefit. The Christian market is so tightly woven that the best way to capture success is to work together in order to help Christians employ the enormous power of the Internet.
The Christianity.com Network will provide the network infrastructure and Web content management technology for Crosswalk.com, which will lead to a complete site redesign, launching in late June. Crosswalk.com will provide daily content to the Christianity.com Network and share Web content tools such as Bible Study Tools, Chat & Forums, Devotionals, e-mail newsletters, Music Events, Free E-cards, and Directories to the Christianity.com network, which will result in improved services for Christianity.com network partners and new efficiencies for the company. Both companies will work together through future joint promotions including advertising, co-sponsorships, and co-branding events that will bring value to each company.
Because Christianity.coms expertise is in network infrastructure for the Christian world, it was perfectly suited to fulfill our current and future technology platform requirements, said Scott Fehrenbacher, CEO of Crosswalk.com. As a principal content provider for the Christianity.com Network, we are excited to contribute to their overall influence through this strategic partnership while broadening our own audience in the Christian marketplace and maintaining our leadership position. We are pleased to be working with Christianity.com and look forward to the joint opportunities in this market as Christian Internet partners.
Crosswalk.com provides a comprehensive range of content and community services to support the integration of faith and values into everyday life. Featured channels include Entertainment, News, Money, Spiritual Life, Homeschool, Teens, Family Living, Sports, Women, Travel and Live ItToday's best advice from Christian books. Free to viewers, key services include: Bible Study Tools, The most comprehensive online Bible resource; the Crosswalk.com Goshen Web Directory, The largest Christian directory on the Web; My Investigator, The nation's leading source for cultural investment screening; and over three dozen free e-mail newsletters.
About The Christianity.com Networkä
The Christianity.com Network (http://home.christianity.com) is a network of over 3,800 online Christian organizations. Powered and managed by Starwireä, the Christianity.com Network features a suite of site management services. Christianity.com Network partners include organizations such as the Salvation Army, Prison Fellowship Ministries, Christian Broadcasting Network, First Presbyterian Church of Orlando, and Feed The Children.
Starwire (http://www.starwire.com), the parent company of the Christianity.com Network, is a software service company that delivers Web content management tools to organizations over the Internet. Starwire has two core products: Starwire Interlinkä, which enables users to create, maintain, syndicate, and exchange content across sites within Web-based networks, and OnlineGivingä, which enables organizations to take donations via their Web site.
Safe Harbor - This press release includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, product offerings and performance, the management of growth, market acceptance of certain products and other risks. These forward-looking statements are made in reliance on the "Safe Harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. For further information about these factors that could affect Crosswalk.com, Inc.'s future results please see the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Prospective investors are cautioned that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of performance. Actual results may differ materially from management expectations. Copies of these filings are available upon request from Crosswalk.com, Inc. investor relations.