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Crosswalk.com Re-Launches Using Starwire Interlink

Starwire Provides Crosswalk.com With Complete Web-based Solutions to Meet Multiple Technology Demand


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HAYWARD, Calif., July 31, 2001—Starwire Corporationä, a Web-based network service provider, today announced the re-launch of Crosswalk.com using Starwire Interlink™. Crosswalk.com (Nasdaq: AMEN) is the number one stand-alone Christian portal on the Internet with over 20 million page views per month and 700,000 global email members. Since its inception, Crosswalk.com had managed its technology infrastructure internally. Recently, Crosswalk.com made the decision to outsource all content management software and Internet infrastructure to Starwire in order to cut costs and focus on its core competency of creating and managing content.

“Starwire has delivered content and infrastructure solutions that allowed us to increase our flexibility and our quality while reducing our labor costs,” said Scott Fehrenbacher, CEO of Crosswalk.com. “They have helped us better manage our content resources and will allow us to grow and spread our message even further. They have also increased the flexibility of our network infrastructure and overall operations. We are very enthusiastic about how the Starwire services are helping us meet our corporate goals.”

By using Starwire Interlink, Crosswalk.com significantly enhanced its content management system, cut down on technology costs, and streamlined technical issues. Starwire Interlink has enabled core staff to focus on creating quality content and to better maneuver it within the Web layout. The new Crosswalk.com site features an improved look and feel, cleaner functionality, and easier-to-use tools. Additionally, Crosswalk.com distributes its award-winning content to the 3,000+ Web sites on the Christianity.com Network.

“Our role is to serve organizations by taking away the technology pain they feel so that they can focus on what they do best,” said Dave Jaworski, CEO of Starwire Corporation. “We are excited about providing services for Crosswalk.com and helping them to succeed in their mission.”

About Crosswalk.com
Crosswalk.com provides a comprehensive range of content and community services to support the integration of faith and values into everyday life. Featured channels include Entertainment, News, Money, Spiritual Life, Homeschool, Teens, Family Living, Sports, Women, Travel, and Live It—“Today’s best advice from Christian books.” Other free Crosswalk.com services include: Bible Study Tools, “The most comprehensive online Bible resource;” Crosswalk.com Goshen Web Directory, “The largest Christian directory on the Web;” My Investigator, “The nation’s leading source for cultural investment screening;” and live Chat and Forum communities, and over three dozen free e-mail newsletters.

About Starwire Corporationä
Starwireä (http://www.starwire.com) is a software service company that delivers Web content management tools to organizations over the Internet. Starwire has two core products: Starwire Interlinkä, which enables users to create, maintain, syndicate, and exchange content across sites within Web-based networks, and OnlineGivingä, which enables organizations to take donations via their Web site. The Christianity.com Networkä (http://home.christianity.com), powered and managed by Starwire, features a suite of site management services and is a prime example of Starwire Interlink’s capabilities. Christianity.com Network partners include organizations such as the Salvation Army, Christian Broadcasting Network, and Prison Fellowship Ministries.

For more information, please contact:
Starwire Corporation
510.723.1020 x240
support@starwire.com