Ziggs.com Unveils New Interactive Hub for People in Business

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Amazon.com, PayPal and Starbucks join in for Ziggs launch with unique peer-to-peer services.

Ziggs is pleased to announce that we have teamed up with Amazon.com, PayPal and Starbucks to deliver these new services. Now transactions such as showing appreciation by sending a cup of coffee, sending payments, and sending gift incentives are centralized, simple and easy to do.

Leveraging their expertise serving the professional market with a people search engine and personal brand management services since 2004, today Ziggs announces the Ziggs People Hub™, a new free online service that gives individuals the ability to organize and personalize the Internet around their people, their work and their lives. The Ziggs People Hub allows users to customize their own online hub for organizing and communicating with people and assists them with the management of a variety of everyday online activities that are central to professional life.

Tim DeMello, founder and CEO of Ziggs, said, "The Internet has proven to be a great way for people to connect. Web 2.0 capabilities are expanding, social networking and profile sites are exploding, but no one has really served up those technologies and exciting new interaction possibilities in a way that works for the adult, professional market. This is the market Ziggs has served since 2004, and we believe that our innovative approach to building personalized people hubs will allow users relevant and rich interactions in a professional environment."

The foundation of a Ziggs Hub is an easy-to-use, unified online home for organizing your network of contacts. The most efficient way to create your personalized Ziggs Hub is to instantly import your contacts from Outlook, Yahoo! Mail, Hotmail, AOL, Gmail or an Excel spreadsheet. Once in your Ziggs Hub, organize your people with Ziggs Group Builder™, easily creating meaningful, customized groups such as co-workers, consultants, colleagues, college alumni contacts, even friends and family. Once your people are visually organized into intuitive groups, you will be in position to improve your frequency of contact and strengthen your relationships with each individual through your personalized Ziggs Hub™. You can email or instant message your people with the click of a mouse. In addition, Ziggs lets you aggregate your most frequently used links into one easy-access location. Personalizing your Hub with links to your favorite news sites, bank accounts and preferred online stores completes the centralization of your daily web activity into one easy-access online home at your Ziggs Hub.

"We are also delighted to offer a unique set of integrated, peer-to-peer online services for professionals from our three new category partners; services that are designed to give Ziggs members new convenient ways to strengthen relationships and improve efficiency in daily business-related tasks," added Tim DeMello. "Ziggs is pleased to announce that we have teamed up with Amazon.com, PayPal and Starbucks to deliver these new services. Now transactions such as showing appreciation by sending a cup of coffee, sending payments, and sending gift incentives are centralized, simple and easy to do."

Sandra Stark, Director, Global Card Services at Starbucks said: "Starbucks has long believed that coffee can build community. Recognizing that Ziggs is creating a virtual online community that will be very conducive to fostering relationships, Starbucks is pleased to work with Ziggs.com to allow customers to surprise and delight friends and colleagues with a Starbucks Card."

Both the Ziggs Index of Professionals™ and the Ziggs people search engine - developed over the past two years - are now integrated into your Ziggs Hub to provide up-to-date, searchable content on millions of professionals. Ziggs' next generation people search results display the most authorized and actionable information on professionals available today, including communication icons, services icons and content icons that enable the searcher to find and connect with people with greater understanding, accuracy, and rapport.

Ziggs also provides the most powerful and elegant online profile service available today for free. The Ziggs Profile™ for professionals has been enhanced with the ability to add new content that's important to you in your Ziggs listing, such as a resume and/or blog. To help you keep your fingers on the pulse of search activity to your online profile, Ziggs sends you an email alert every time someone searches and finds your Ziggs Profile. Ziggs also provides personalized metrics that inform you how often your profile and other content is viewed online.

Combined, the above benefits enable every individual using a personalized Ziggs Hub to increase efficiencies in their daily communications, strengthen their relationships with their network of people, and enjoy greater access and control over their online worlds at work and in life.

About Ziggs

The Ziggs People Hub provides an online center of activity for organizing and communicating with people with greater simplicity and for completing daily online tasks with ease. The free Ziggs People Hub delivers an unprecedented level of personalization and integrated services that customizes and aggregates typical Web activities into one convenient home, all developed around the people and relationships that are central to adult, professional life. Launched in October 2004, Ziggs is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. For more information, visit http://www.Ziggs.com.

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Julia Bradley

Ziggs, Inc.

617.424.8600 x223

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