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GeoCities Press Releases
GEOCITIES CLOSES $9.0 MILLION INVESTMENT FROM SOFTBANK HOLDINGS, CHASE CAPITAL PARTNERS, INNOCAL, CMG@VENTURES AND FLATIRON PARTNERS
Santa Monica, CA, January 21, 1997 _ GeoCities (www.geocities.com), a pioneer in the development of Internet-based communities, today closed on a $9.0 million venture capital financing from SOFTBANK Holdings Inc., Chase Capital Partners, InnoCal, CMG @Ventures and Flatiron Partners.
The partners invested in GeoCities to support the continued development of the company's successful model for online communities. The company has developed a broad set of tools and personal publishing facilities in support of its unique 'homesteading' program, whereby Net surfers are encouraged to express their interests and passions by setting up and maintaining a free home page in one of 29 themed communities. More than 300,000 homesteaders have established residency in GeoCities to date, and more than 3,500 new citizens move in each day.full press release
GEOCITIES CELEBRATES THE HOLIDAYS WITH COMMUNITY SPIRIT
Santa Monica, CA --December 18, 1996 -- If you want to experience an old-fashioned Christmas, try cyberspace. GeoCities (www.geocities.com), a pioneer in the development of Internet-based communities and home to the most popular collection of free home pages on the Web, is celebrating the holidays from the "NorthPole," a virtual neighborhood overflowing with holiday cheer. Blurring the lines between virtual and real, GeoCities has put up a live Christmas tree at its Santa Monica headquarters, which can be viewed online through a video feed that is updated every 20 seconds. The tree is decorated with ornaments snail-mailed by some of GeoCities' 250,000 homesteaders. The holiday festivities include wrapped gifts that link to E!Online, Toyota, L.L. Bean, Sears, Surplus Direct and Columbia House Web sites. The gifts are part of a GeoCities' shopping contest, in which celebrants can win a $200 gift-certificate from one of these yuletide tree sponsors. full press release
GEOCITIES HIRES THE SAATCHI ENTERTAINMENT GROUP TO HANDLE $2 MILLION ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN
Santa Monica, CA -- December 2, 1996 -- GeoCities (www.geocities.com), a pioneer in the development of Internet-based communities, today announced that it has retained The Saatchi Entertainment Group, a division of Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising North America, to handle its $2 million advertising campaign. GeoCities is targeting consumer and trade audiences for its first brand-awareness campaign set to launch in 1997. The campaign will include GeoCities and its 29 themed communities. full press release
GEOCITIES LAUNCHES TELEVISIONCITY, ITS 29TH ONLINE COMMUNITY TO COINCIDE WITH A STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIP WITH iGuide
Santa Monica, CA -- November 25, 1996 -- GeoCities (www.geocities.com), a pioneer in the development of Internet-based communities and home to the most popular collection of free home pages on the Web, today announced the launch of its 29th thematic community, TelevisionCity, a GeoCities' community dedicated to everything about television - from fan clubs, to sitcoms, to late night talk shows. Additionally, GeoCities announced that the neighborhood's principal introductory sponsor is iGuide (http://www.iguide.com), News Corp.'s branded source for online entertainment content. full press release
GEOCITIES NAMES WILLIAM J. FLAVIN ASSOCIATES, INC. DETROIT AD SALES REPRESENTATIVES
DETROIT, MI -- November 18, 1996 -- GeoCities (www.geocities.com), the leading developer of online communities, has appointed William J. Flavin Associates Inc. to spearhead its advertising and sales initiative in the Midwest. As the firm representing GeoCities, William J. Flavin Associates, Inc. will target the automobile industry and other regional manufacturers. full press release
GEOCITIES WELCOMES 135,000TH HOMESTEADER
Three New Neighborhoods Launched--"Area51," "CollegePark" and "SouthBeach"
LOS ANGELES, CA -- October 1, 1996 -- GeoCities, the leading developer of Internet-based communities and home to the most popular collection of free home pages on the Web, today welcomed its 135,000th member since launching in June 1995. Additionally, GeoCities, a CMGI company (NASDAQ: CMGI) has established three new on-line neighborhoods for sci-fi fans, collegiates and the ultra-cool, bringing the total number to 27 virtual communities in the GeoCities universe. full press release
GeoCities Offers Free Email Via Netscape Navigator™ Internet Client Software
Beverly Hills, CA, Aug. 27--GeoCities (www.geocities.com), which provides free home pages in its 24 online themed communities, announced today it would offer free email accounts to all GeoCitizens via Netscape Navigator 3.0. Anyone who sets up a free personal home page in a GeoCities community is eligible. full press release
GeoCities Introduces GeoWorld, 3-D Interactive Community
Beverly Hills, CA, Aug. 13--GeoCities (www.geocities.com), which operates 24 themed online communities providing free home pages to 100,000 homesteading GeoCitizens, announced today the launch of a 3-D community called GeoWorld. full press release
GeoCities Hits Milestone on Web: Attracts l00,000th 'Homesteader'
Beverly Hills, CA, Aug. 7--GeoCities (www.geocities.com), one of the most popular and largest collections of free home pages on the Web, announced today that its 24 themed online communities had attracted the site's l00,000th "homesteader," more than double the number three months ago. full press release
Patricia Clark, Chris Apostle join NY Ad Sales Team of GeoCities
Beverly Hills, CA, Aug. 2--Patricia Clark was named senior account executive and Christopher G. Apostle account executive in the New York office of GeoCities (www.geocities.com). One of the most highly trafficked sites on the World Wide Web, GeoCities operates 24 advertising-sponsored online communities themed after real-world landmark locations.( full press release)
Conde'Nast's Paul De Braccio Named Vice President of Ad Sales At Top 10 Web Site GeoCities
Beverly Hills,CA, July 10--Paul A. DeBraccio, technology advertising manager for 14 Conde'Nast magazines, was named vice president of advertising sales for GeoCities, one of the top 10 sites on the Web, David Bohnett, president, annonced today. (full press release)
GeoCities Records 50,000th Homesteader - Online Communities Grow to 24 - Audited Page Views Rise to l3 Million Monthly
Beverly Hills, CA, May 14--GeoCities, builder and manager of themed communities on the World Wide Web, welcomed today its 50,000th homesteader. Six new online neighborhoods were also launched -- CapeCanaveral®, Vienna®, Yosemite®, NapaValley®, Heartland® and HotSprings® -- expanding to 24 GeoCities' advertising-sponsored communities, where GeoCitizen homesteaders create free home pages and content themed to real-world landmark locations. (full press release)
GeoCities Celebrates Anniversary with Hollywood & Vine Online Celebrity Challenge -- TV Stars Join Event to Benefit AmFAR
Beverly Hills, CA, May 8-- Paul Reiser, Helen Hunt and Murray the dog from "Mad About You,"Jennifer Aniston from "Friends," Andrew Shue from "Melrose Place," Jenny Garth from "Beverly Hills 90210" and other stars join The GeoCities Online Celebrity Challenge. (full press release)
GeoCities Welcomes 30,000th Homesteader To Its Themed Online Communities -- Four New Neighborhoods Added
Beverly Hills, CA, Feb. 26--GeoCities, which builds and operates themed communities on the World Wide Web, registered its 30,000th homesteader today. GeoCities also announced the opening of four additional online neighborhoods-- BourbonStreet, MotorCity, RainForest and SoHo. They raise to l8 GeoCities' high-traffic, advertising-sponsored communities whose special-interest content reflects themes based on real-world landmark locations. (full press release)
GeoCities Announces Investment By CMG@Ventures - Builder of Special-Interest Online Communities Added to Portfolio of Internet Investments
Beverly Hills, CA, Jan. 16--GeoCities, a builder and operator of special-interest online communities located on the World Wide Web, today said CMG@Ventures, the strategic investment and development business unit of Wilmington, MA-based CMG Information Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:CMGI), has acquired an interest in the company. (full press release)
BHI Changes Name to GeoCities - Monthly Page Views Top 6 Million
Beverly Hills, CA, Dec. l5--Beverly Hills Internet, citing the continuing growth of its 14 interactive communities on the World Wide Web at www.geopages.com, today changed its name to GeoCities.(full press release)
BHI Names Grey Interactive West To Promote Its GeoCity Web Communities.
Los Angeles, Nov. 2--Grey Interactive West has been named interactive agency of record for Beverly Hills Internet's World Wide Web communities called GeoCities. (full press release)
BHI, Builder of Web Communities, Records l0,000th Homesteader in its GeoCities - Daily Hits Climb to Over 500,000
Beverly Hills, CA, Oct. 23--Beverly Hills Internet, which builds interactive communities on the World Wide Web called GeoCities, recorded its l0,000th resident today. (full press release)
John Rezner, a McDonnell Director of IS, Named VP/Technical Operations at BHI.
Beverly Hills, CA, Aug. 21-- John Rezner, formerly a director of Information Systems at McDonnell Douglas, has been named vice president of technical operations at Beverly Hills Internet, David Bohnett, president, announced today. (full press release)
BHI, Builder of Interactive Web Cities, Opens 4 More Virtual Communities - Daily Hits Soar to 250,000, Up Fivefold Since Early July.
Beverly Hills, CA, Aug. l5--Beverly Hills Internet opened today four more virtual communities based on real-world locations, raising to l4 the number of interactive "GeoCities" BHI has launched on the World Wide Web in the past two months.(full press release)
BHI Homesites More Than Double to 1,400 in its GeoCities; Accesses Exceed 90,000 a Day.
Beverly Hills, CA, July 20--Beverly Hills Internet said today its GeoCities, virtual communities erected on the World Wide Web named after real-world places, had more than doubled in size the past two weeks to over l,400 residents who had established free personal home pages.( full press release)
BHI, Builder of Interactive Cyber Cities, Launches 4 More Virtual Communities.
Beverly Hills, CA, July 11 -- Beverly Hills Internet opened today four additional virtual communities based on real-world locations, raising to 10 the number of interactive "GeoCities" BHI has established in the past five weeks. ( full press release)
BHI Installs Live Video Camera at Hollywood and Vine.
Beverly Hills, CA, April 24 -- Beverly Hills Internet is pleased to announce the first World Wide Web based live, full time video feed from the famous corner of Hollywood and Vine. (full press release)
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