Thursday February 25, 8:32 am Eastern
Company Press Release
IDT Co-Brands Internet Portal
Online Navigation Becomes Easier Through Relationship with
HACKENSACK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 25, 1999--IDT Corp.
- news) today announced that it has
integrated a comprehensive personal Web service into its web
Through a relationship with The Pixel Company, IDT has
co-branded a new portal called MySpace Online, a 3-D city
designed to provide Internet users with a special tool to help
simplify online navigation.
IDT's co-branded version of MySpace Online gives IDT Internet
users a fun virtual landscape of the World Wide Web. MySpace
Online offers users the opportunity to register for their own
free Internet Apartment, providing users with their own ``home''
on the web with free e-mail, home page builder, address book,
chat access and nearly two dozen other useful web tools.
The portal organizes more than 500 of the web's most useful
sites into an easy-to-navigate graphic metaphor of an urban
environment. Subject matter is divided into Districts (Business,
Sports, Shopping), and then is further narrowed down by Blocks
(Investing, Real Estate, etc.). On each particular block, users
can ``reside'' in their apartments, read a customized online
newspaper called The Daily, and play online games. Additionally,
newsstands are located on every block, enabling access to online
magazines and newspapers around the country. Those who are lost
are able to conduct simultaneous searches using multiple search
``MySpace Online will make using the Internet immensely easier
and more enjoyable, which is exactly what we like to provide to
our customers,'' said Mel Berliner, Director of IDT's Internet
dial up division.
``We are very excited to be working with IDT,'' said Tom
O'Rourke, President and CEO of The Pixel Company. ``IDT offers
their customers unparalleled services and support and we believe
that MySpace Online is the perfect addition to their rich suite
of product offerings. Together, we enable consumers to experience
the Internet in a whole, new amazing way.''
Users can download IDT's MySpace Online interface at www.idt.net.
IDT is a leading emerging multinational carrier that combines
its position as an international telecommunications operator, its
experience as an Internet service provider and its leading
position in Internet telephony to provide a broad range of
telecommunications services to its wholesale and retail customers
worldwide. The company provides its customers with integrated and
competitively priced international and domestic long distance,
pre-paid calling cards, Internet access and, through its
Net2Phone product offerings, Internet telephony services
including Net2Phone Direct, Net2Fax, and Click2Talk. For more
information about IDT's Internet telephony services, please visit
Except for historical information, all of the expectations and
assumptions contained in the foregoing are forward-looking
statements involving risks and uncertainties. Important factors
that could cause actual results to differ materially from such
forward-looking statements, include, but are not limited to, the
competitive environment for Internet telephony, changes of rates
of all related telco rates and services, legislation that may
affect the Internet telephony industry, IDT's ability to operate
the services described on a large scale commercial level. For
additional information regarding these and other risks associated
with the company's business refer to the company's reports filed
with the SEC.
IDT Public Relations, Hackensack
Sarah Hofstetter, 201/928-2882
IDT Investor Relations, Hackensack
Janine Kutliroff, 201/928-4391