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AOL Director Leaves for Internet Start-up; 12 Year AOL Veteran to Join .Com

Added: (Fri Dec 03 1999)

Pressbox (Press Release) - Russell Medeiros, former director of America Online's user interface design group, announced today that he has joined Internet start-up firm The .Com Group.

Mr. Medeiros comes to The .Com Group with 12 years experience in user interface design with industry powerhouse America Online (AOL). While with AOL, Medeiros was involved in almost every aspect of AOL's service groups. In his role as the new Vice President of Interface Design, with The .Com Group, Russell will oversee the design of The .Com Group's
revolutionary new technology.

"I decided to leave AOL because of the excitement I felt at the opportunity to be a part of a groundbreaking start-up," said Medeiros sighting his experiences with AOL. "I was really drawn to recapture the excitement I felt during AOL's start-up, I feel that I need to keep my finger on the pulse of the coming millennium of e-commerce.''

"It is the only logical choice to attract people like Russ, his experience and expertise in the way users interact with the Internet is critical to what we are doing" said Simon Rakoff, President of The .Com Group. "Russ is one of the number one sources, in the country, on how people are using the Web and I am extremely excited to have him on board."

The .Com Group develops enterprise solutions that optimize consumers' experiences, revolutionizing e-commerce. The .Com Group has its headquarters in Reston, Virginia and more information is available at http://TheDotComGroup.com.

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