SOURCE: Thomas Weisel Partners

March 07, 2006 20:02 ET

Thomas Weisel Partners Hosts Internet & Telecom Conference 2006

--Investment Conference Will Focus on the Future of the Internet and Telecom Sector--

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 7, 2006 -- Thomas Weisel Partners (NASDAQ: TWPG), an investment bank focused on the growth sectors of the economy, will host its Internet & Telecom Conference 2006 on March 8-9, 2006 at the St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco. Institutional investors and top management from 60 Internet & Telecom companies, all built on or around the Internet, will gather for the two-day investment conference to discuss the future of the industry.

Keynotes during the conference include industry presentations from Jerry Yang of Yahoo! Inc., Chris DeWolfe of MySpace.com and Albert-László Barabási of University of Notre Dame.

Internet & Telecom industries represented at the conference include Content & Premium Services, e-Commerce, e-Finance, e-Travel, Internet & Media: China, Internet and Interactive Market Services, Listings, Marketing Services, Media & Broadcasting, Networks and Search and Telecom Services.

The participating companies are as follows:

8x8, Inc.                            Centennial Communications Corp.
AKQA                                 ChannelAdvisor Corporation
Aloha Partners                       CNET Networks, Inc.
Ambient Corporation                  Cogent Communications Group, Inc.
Answers Corporation                  Covad Communications Group, Inc.
aQuantive Inc.                       Digital Realty Trust
Bankrate, Inc.                       Digital River, Inc.
Cbeyond Communications, Inc.         drugstore.com, inc.
CDC Corporation                      eBags, Inc.
eBay, Inc.                           Pandora Media, Inc.
Efficient Frontier, Inc.             priceline.com, Inc.
Glu Mobile                           Prosper Marketplace, Inc.
Healthline Networks, Inc.            Right Media, Inc.
HouseValues, Inc.                    Rogers Communications, Inc.
Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd.            Sabre Holdings Corporation
InfoSpace, Inc.                      SideStep, Inc.
Ingenio, Inc.                        SmartPay Jieyin Ltd.
InPhonic Inc.                        SouFun Holdings Ltd.
InterNAP Network Services Corp.      Spark Networks
iPass Inc.                           Stamps.com Inc.
KongZhong Corporation                StubHub, Inc.
Marchex, Inc.                        Targetize
MIVA, Inc.                           The Active Network
Monster Worldwide Inc.               TRX, Inc.
NaviSite, Inc.                       UbiquiTel Inc.
Netflix, Inc.                        ValueClick, Inc.
News Corporation                     Yahoo! Inc.
NexTag, Inc.                         Zillow.com
NII Holdings, Inc.                   ZipRealty, Inc.
NutriSystem, Inc.
Opera Software

Thomas Weisel Partners Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWPG) is an investment bank specializing in the growth sectors of the economy including the technology, healthcare and consumer sectors. Founded in 1998, the firm's primary lines of business include investment banking, brokerage, equity research and asset management services. Thomas Weisel Partners has approximately 550 employees and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA with additional offices in New York City, Boston, Silicon Valley and Mumbai.

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