Worlds.com Software Featured on David Bowie Enhanced CD
Created by Yahoo! Internet Life and UltraStar
240,000 CDs, Complete with Worlds.com Software
Unreleased David Bowie Video & Soundtrack,
Newsstands July 25
New York, NY, July 18, 2000 – Worlds.com (OTC/BB: WDDD.OB), the leading
three-dimensional (3D) entertainment portal, announced today that its Worlds
Player will be featured on a special David Bowie enhanced CD created by
Yahoo! Internet Life, a Ziff Davis Media publication and the world's leading
consumer Net magazine, and by UltraStar, David Bowie's pioneering Internet
The CD will be bundled on 240,000 copies of the newsstand edition of Yahoo!
Internet Life's August issue, on-sale starting July 25.
The Worlds Player included on the CD, was created by Worlds.com for David
Bowie's official online community and branded ISP, "BowieNet." The CD will
feature BowieWorld, Worlds.com's interactive 3D David Bowie channel, and an
unreleased video and soundtrack by the artist developed by UltraStar and
Yahoo! Internet Life.
The agreement with Yahoo! Internet Life is a continuation of Worlds.com's
initiative to partner with established media properties to build brand
recognition. In the past year, Worlds has partnered with TEEN Magazine and
Gentlemen's Quarterly on CD bundle packages. Worlds.com is also the
exclusive 3D technology provider for UltraStar and its subscription-based
online communities including BowieNet, Hanson.Net, YankeesXtreme and
"This bundle further establishes the Worlds.com distribution model of
working with major entertainment properties and using alternative
distribution channels to build our on-line user base," said Thom Kidrin,
President/CEO of Worlds.com. "David Bowie is on the cutting edge of
technology, music and the Internet and we feel his leadership position
accurately reflects on the work we are doing at Worlds.com."
"We are pleased to have David Bowie and his Internet Company's creative
contribution to this issue, in which Bowie is honored as the Yahoo! Internet
Life Online Music Award's Pioneer of the Year," said Andrew Kramer,
Publisher of Yahoo! Internet Life. "Worlds.com's 3D software, included on
this co-created CD, adds a new dimension to the Internet experience,
particularly as it is focused on our honoree, and provides great value to
Worlds.com, a 3D entertainment portal, leverages its proprietary technology to offer visitors a network
of virtual, multi-user environments that have rich media graphics, text chat, voice-to-voice chat,
streaming video and e-commerce. The environments are focused around entertainment interests and
targeted communities such as music, sports, and general entertainment environments. In the Worlds’
Avatar Gallery, visitors select an avatar (3D character), and customize it into a personal virtual
representation of themselves. The avatar is used to travel in and through the various virtual
environments and participate in interactive activities involving entertainment, promotions, or
e-commerce. Avatars can chat with one another, dance in a nightclub, e-shop, watch video clips and
participate in other activities.
Worlds.com is headquartered in New York City. For more information on Worlds.com, please contact
Andrew Silver &/or Rebecca Fitts, Middleberg Euro rscg, (212) 699-2589/2663, firstname.lastname@example.org /
About Ziff Davis Media Inc.
Ziff Davis Media Inc. (www.ziffdavis.com) is the leading information authority for buying, using and
experiencing technology and the Internet. It’s the largest technology and Internet magazine publisher and
the sixth largest magazine publisher in the United States. In the U.S., Ziff Davis publishes PC Magazine,
eWEEK, Ziff Davis SMART BUSINESS for the New Economy, Yahoo! Internet Life, eshopper, FamilyPC,
Inter@ctive Week, Sm@rt Partner/Sm@rt Reseller, Computer Gaming World, Official U.S. PlayStation
Magazine, Expert Gamer, Electronic Gaming Monthly and Macworld through a joint venture with
International Data Group (IDG). In April 2000, Willis Stein & Partners in partnership with James D. Dunning,
Jr. acquired Ziff-Davis Publishing for $780 million from Ziff-Davis Inc.
UltraStar is David Bowie's pioneering entertainment Internet Company that builds and manages exclusive,
subscription-based online communities for major entertainment, sports and other affinity properties. The
company specializes in developing web-based content, community and commerce sites, and in offering
niche-targeted subscriptions and ISPs. Its current roster of projects includes BowieNet, Hanson.Net,
YankeesXtreme, and ClevelandBrowns.com. Throughout 2000, UltraStar will announce additional
entertainment, music, and sports-related subscription services to be launched during the year.
Forward Looking Statements. Except for any historical information contained herein, the matters
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uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in the
forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties are described in the company’s filings
with the SEC. Given these uncertainties, prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue
reliance on such forward-looking statements. The company disclaims any obligation to update any
such factors or to announce publicly the results of any revisions to any of the forward-looking
statements contained herein to reflect future events or developments.