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March 17, 2010 22:25 ET

Fwix Signs Deal With The New York Times Company to Deliver Hyper-Local News

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - March 17, 2010) -  Fwix, the real-time local newswire, today announced an agreement with The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT) to bring hyper-local news content to its vast readership.

The umbrella agreement enables the distribution of Fwix's technology and hyper-local content across any of The New York Times Company's Regional Media Group properties, as well as other business units such as Boston.com and NYTimes.com. The New York Times Company Regional Media Group comprises fifteen award-winning newspapers located throughout the United States, including: The Press-Democrat, Wilmington Star-News, The Ledger, Star-Banner, Gainesville Sun, Herald Journal, Tuscaloosa News, Gadsden Times, The Courier, Times-News, Daily Comet, The Dispatch, News Chief, Petaluma Argus-Courier and Sarasota Herald Tribune.

"We are extremely proud to be working with The New York Times Company, one of the world's leading news companies," said Darian Shirazi, CEO and founder of Fwix. "This is a vote of confidence in our technology and our unique offering to news companies."

About Fwix

Fwix is a real-time local newswire, delivering relevant news as it happens by bringing together local news, blogs and citizen journalism. Founded in October 2008, Fwix offers the most advanced platform for finding, optimizing, categorizing and distributing local news across more than 175 markets in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Fwix is headquartered in San Francisco and backed by BlueRun Ventures. To find out more about Fwix, please visit http://fwix.com.

About The New York Times Company

The New York Times Company, a leading media company with 2009 revenues of $2.4 billion, includes The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, 15 other daily newspapers and more than 50 Web sites, including NYTimes.com, Boston.com and About.com. The Company's core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news, information and entertainment.

Contact Information

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