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Robertson Stephens Reiterates Buy Rating on XMCM

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 14, 1999 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Robertson Stephens
Internet Analyst Lowell J. Singer reiterated his Buy rating on
(NASDAQ:XMCM)., headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., is a
Web direct marketer.

"We are reiterating our Buy rating on," said Singer. "We are
increasingly confident in the future power of NBC Internet (NBCi), a
company that will be formed by the merger between,
and several of NBC's Internet properties."

"Following recent meetings with company management, we believe that
NBCi will invest heavily in the development of the brand,
adding to its value-added content, proven advertising model and
successful eCommerce strategy," said Singer. "In addition, we believe
that NBCi's access to the NBC peacock logo positions the company to be
a leading-entertainment-content site."

"We believe the stock will continue to move higher with the impending
closing of the merger, followed by further announcements of strategic
partnerships," said Singer.

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leading full-service investment bank focused exclusively on growth
companies. To date in 1999, the firm has completed over 130 offerings,
raising more than $24 billion in capital for clients. The firm's 47
research analysts cover nearly 700 companies. Founded in 1978,
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