NEOPLANET, GAY.COM LAUNCH HIVLIFE BROWSER,
PARTNER TO SUPPORT PROJECT INFORM
SAN FRANCISCO and TEMPE, Ariz., May 22, 2000 -- Gay.com (www.gay.com), the world's leading provider of products and services for the gay and lesbian market, and enhanced browser-developer NeoPlanet, Inc. (www.neoplanet.com) today announced the launch of the "HIVlife Browser" designed to simplify access to HIV and AIDS-related online health resources. In addition, NeoPlanet announced that it will donate one dollar per unique installation of the HIVlife Browser to Project Inform (www.neoplanet.com), a national AIDS information and advocacy organization.
The HIVlife Browser is available free for downloading via www.projectinform.org, and features content-channels with direct links to resources and information about HIV disease, as well as a custom-branded interface designed for Gay.com's new HIVlife Channel. The HIVlife Browser is based upon NeoPlanet 5.1 and features integrated email and search, customizable interface themes, or "skins", and other enhanced features.
"Project Inform welcomes the joint contributions of NeoPlanet and Gay.com to our efforts in the fight against HIV/AIDS," said Avi Rose, executive director, Project Inform. "By providing financial support and a tool that keeps the community connected to important online health resources, the two companies are supporting our cause in a way that counts."
Over the next three months, NeoPlanet will continue to donate one dollar directly to Project Inform for every unique installation of the HIVlife Browser up to one million dollars.
"Gay.com's HIVlife Channel demonstrates the value of the Net as a resource for individuals with HIV/AIDS," said Drew Cohen, president and CEO, NeoPlanet, Inc. "NeoPlanet is proud to be a part of this important program and to contribute to Project Inform on behalf of Gay.com."
"By extending our licensing partnership with NeoPlanet to support the HIVlife program, we are able to provide the HIV/AIDS community with a useful new tool to keep in touch with relevant online resources," said Mark Elderkin, president and COO of Gay.com. "We appreciate NeoPlanet's support for this program, and its contributions to Project Inform and the HIV/AIDS community."
The HIVlife Browser is approximately 2MB and requires Windows 98 or Win 95/NT with IE 4.0 or higher installed.
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