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Northern Light, an innovative research engine, allies with Student Net Publishing's Award Winning Web Site, Student.Com

Cambridge, MA, February 2, 1998 — Northern Light ( , the world’s first research engine, and Student Net Publishing’s Student.Com ( , the first independent Web site with original daily content that serves all aspects of college life, have announced a business alliance to provide access to quality information for the college market.

Each of Student.Com’s 45,000-plus members will receive a $25 credit from Northern Light. Using a co-branded Northern Light/Student.Com Web page, Student.Com members can use this credit to access information quickly and easily on any topic from the Web and from Northern Light’s Special Collection of over 2,900 books, magazines, databases, and newswires.

“Through a promotional program with Student.Com, Northern Light will reach tens of thousands of students, a demographic with a voracious appetite for information,” said David Seuss, Northern Light CEO. “Student.Com members can now get quality research information online right from the World Wide Web. Student.Com is a site that resonates with students, providing compelling content of high quality.”

Stewart Ugelow, CEO of Student Net Publishing, said “Northern Light is one of the best information sources on the Web for students in need of relevant, reliable, organized, inexpensive, information fast. Student.Com members will clearly benefit from Northern Light; this partnership will aid them in their late-night term-paper research and in their general pursuit of knowledge.”

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

About Northern Light

Northern Light, the world’s first research engine, enables users to search the entire World Wide Web and its Special Collection of two million articles from over 2,900 publications–including business and trade publications, magazines, newspapers, newswires, academic journals, and more–not available from any other search engine. Results are prioritized by best match and sorted into Custom Search Folders, which are generated on the fly, to help users narrow their searches. Northern Light’s business model is based on users purchasing Special Collection articles on a pay-per-document basis for a typical cost of one dollar per article. Subscriptions are also available. All searching, Web documents, and premium document summaries are free. Northern Light Technology LLC, headquartered in Cambridge MA, introduced its research engine in August 1997.

About Student Net Publishing LLC

Student Net Publishing LLC, was founded by students at Yale and Columbia universities in 1995 to provide college students with high-quality online content. Today it is a leading Internet publishing company led by a highly-regarded management team and backed by U S WEST Media Group. Its award-winning Web site, Student.Com ( , is the first independent site with original daily content that serves all aspects of college life, produced by journalists who know what students want.