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Buzznet Licenses Photocommunication Platform to Leading Canadian Communications Company

LOS ANGELES — July 21, 2004 — Buzznet Inc., developers of the leading photoblog community site, Buzznet.com, as well as a proprietary photocommunication platform, announces a partnership with Sympatico, Bell Canada’s consumer Internet services division.  Buzznet has licensed its Buzznet platform to Sympatico Mobile and integrated it with its portal to provide mobile blogging (moblogging) to Sympatico’s users at http://mobile.sympatico.ca.

Sympatico plans to provide marketing and promotional support in Canada.  Buzznet and Sympatico previously teamed up on several successful promotions, including Avril Lavigne's secret Canadian mall tour moblog, the launch of the Queen Mary II and Canadian Fashion Week.  Sympatico is currently sponsoring a moblog documenting the Calgary Stampede (http://stampede.buzznet.com).

"This partnership is a natural evolution of our business plan,” says Marc Brown, Buzznet president.  "Our platform is robust and scalable. Sympatico.MSN.ca reaches more than 90% of all online Canadians, enabling Buzznet to continue its fast -paced global growth." 

Buzznet’s technology combines social networking with mobile technology and digital photography. The Buzznet photocommunication platform is the backbone of Buzznet.com and is available for licensing. At Buzznet.com, community relationships are formed based on user communication via photos, comments, private messages, and friend lists.

"It is exciting to lead the ISP, Web portal and consumer markets with superior community software and photocommunication products,” said Anthony Batt, Vice President of Software Products,

Sympatico, Canada's leading ISP with more than 2.4 million subscribers, offers a variety of Internet access products, including exclusive members-only content, a range of value-added services such as the Sympatico Music Store and Gamesmania, and a suite of security products that include anti-virus, firewall and parental control software. Sympatico also offers local and national wireless and broadband content on Sympatico.MSN.ca.

About Buzznet

Based in Los Angeles, Buzznet Inc. creates and maintains Buzznet.com, a vibrant community for online photocommunication.  Buzznet Inc. also develops the Buzznet photocommunication platform -- the first software of its kind in the blogging category.  Buzznet Inc. is privately funded and was founded in 2003 by Marc Brown and Anthony Batt who are experts in software development, design and managing major content distribution networks.

Visit Buzznet Inc. online at https://buzznet-inc.com.

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