New York, NY- October 12, 2000 – Ya.com Internet Factory, the second largest Internet portal in Spain, and Tucows Inc., a leading distributor of digital software on the Internet, have launched a content syndication agreement that will bring co-branded, localized versions of the Tucows software archive to Ya.com’s approximately four million unique users in Spain (at: http://tucows.ya.com). Editorial content will be translated into Spanish and incorporated into the Ya.com “look and feel.”
Ya.com Internet Factory offers its users a wide variety of Internet services, including search functions, shopping, and access to the largest Spanish speaking chat community worldwide.
Tucows hosts over 30,000 software titles – all tested, reviewed, and ranked according to the “five cow” system by a staff of over sixty-five software experts. The Tucows libraries are now offered by over 1,000 portals and Managed Service Providers in over 100 countries.
This agreement marks another major step towards universal Internet content – breaking through barriers in language, culture, and technology to offer the best resources and information to all Internet users around the world.
“Now, for the first time, millions of Spanish users will enjoy the Tucows experience in their own localized environment,” says Elliot Noss, CEO of Tucows Inc. “We are pleased to be able to leverage our software content and services and allow our global partners to offer greater value to their end users”.
“The agreement we reached with Tucows reinforces one of our main objectives: to offer the best service and content ever. Ya.com wants its users to have access to one of the most requested services, software downloads on-line, now for the first time, in Spanish,” said Alvaro Ib√°√±ez, Director General, Ya.com.
Tucows is a leading distributor of e-business services and applications on the Internet. With a network of more than 4,000 Managed Service Providers (Internet Service Providers, Web hosting companies, Domain Name Resellers and others) in more than 100 countries around the world, we believe Tucows is the largest network of its kind. The Tucows site offers over 30,000 software titles in libraries located around the world, providing users with a fast local download. Tucows Inc. is an ICANN accredited registrar. Tucows is the leading provider of wholesale domain name registrations and related services in the world.
Ya.com Internet Factory
Ya.com Internet Factory (www.globalya.com) is a subsidiary of Jazztel, created in June 1999 and whose activity is centred in the development and creation of services and contents through Internet. The Ya.com Network includes in Spain, in addition to its main portal Ya.com (www.ya.com), over 20 web sites containing contents and services such as Jazzfree.com, MixMail.com, InforChat.com, TiendaPC.com, Radio.Ya.com, RappelWeb.com, Spanien.com, Viajar.com, Viajesydestinos.com, Supermotor.com, Chueca.com, Lanzadera.com, Finanzas.com and Viaplus.ya.com.
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