Subject: [Fwd: Interesting twist]
From: "Tim O'Reilly" <>
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 17:22:00 -0800
Wed, 12 Jan 2000 17:22:00 -0800

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Subject: Interesting twist
From: Brian Erwin <>
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 15:34:27 -0800 Inc. Acquires 100% of

    Business Editors

    TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 7, 2000--(OTC BB:DCHK) Inc. announced today that it has acquired 100% of an Educational 
Portal, based on the Open Source System (OSS) model. Tailored to both
corporate and academic 
on-line communities of learning, will include a professional
development framework, 
customized integration, exceptional services and fully developed
applications for educators 
and students.
    "The heart of will be a global repository of curriculum which
will be continually 
enhanced and dynamically expanded by any educator or student who is a
member of our Global 
Educational Community," said John Marshall, Vice President of
"The site will be 
rich in content and interactivity with innovative technology and will
deliver tools for 
all those involved in education to get the most from on-line education."
    "The Internet began in higher education and has become part of today's
mainstream society" 
John Marshall continued. "Billions of dollars are being spent globally to
wire classrooms and 
connect them to the Internet. While this represents incredible
opportunities for educators it 
also raises some very significant challenges such as training educators to
effectively incorporate 
the Internet into the curriculum. will be a vital component of
the broader education 
system and a central focus of academic life."
    "The acquisition of is a welcome addition to our corporate
commented Kam Shah, CPA, CFO of Inc. "As part of the
Dealcheckvision, it will 
offer tremendous opportunities to penetrate the vast education marketplace
and provide members 
a unique environment with leading edge technology."
    In a recent interview with Thomas L. Friedman a New York Times
Columnist, John Chambers, 
CEO of Cisco Systems stressed, "Education is the next big killer
application for the internet. 
Education over the internet is going to be so big it is going to make
e-mail usage look like a 
rounding error."

About Inc. Inc., is a publicly traded company that focuses on being
first to fund 
development of Internet-oriented businesses, which have yet to go beyond
the conceptual
level and to invest in the equity of other companies whose business models
require extensive 
use of Internet-related services. The Company's strategy also envisions and
opportunities for synergistic business relationships among the Internet
companies within its 
    Trading in shares are reported on the Over the Counter
Bulletin Board
of NASDAQ (OTCBB) under the symbol "DCHK".
    No regulatory authority has approved nor disapproved the content of
this release.

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