June 14, 1999 08:06am
Playboy and Telescan Launch Financial Section on Playboy.Com
by: Company Press Release
CHICAGO, June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Playboy Online, the Internet division of Playboy Enterprises (NYSE: PLA - news, PLAA - news), and Telescan, Inc. (Nasdaq: TSCN - news), have launched Playboy Investor, Playboy.com's financial and investment section. The section can be accessed through Playboy.com at http://www.playboy.com, or directly at http://www.playboyinvestor.com .
Playboy Investor, which was developed and customized using Telescan's proprietary analytics, offers a comprehensive range of market information, including data on stocks, options and commodities, market news, commentary and analysis and quotes.
``The goal of Playboy.com is to be a destination website that addresses all of the interests of men, whether it's movies and popular culture, beautiful women and relationships or money and investing,'' said Paul Kallis, acting President of Playboy Online. ``Playboy Investor will offer visitors the latest financial and market data in an easy-to-use format.''
David L. Brown, chairman and CEO of Telescan, said, ``Playboy has a sophisticated audience that expects a level of market data that few companies can provide. We have built into this section some of the most cutting-edge analytics available today to the savvy market watcher.''
Users of Playboy Investor can access market data and stock trend lines using the same resources available to institutional investors, including top indicators such as MACD, Wilder RSI and Stochastics Users. They also can access summaries of Vickers Insider Trading, Zack's quarterly earnings reports and portfolio analyses and ratings.
Playboy Investor joins a number of themed content areas on Playboy.com that cover topics ranging from music, books and popular culture, sex and relations, technology, travel and urban culture and sports. Playboy and Telescan will share advertising revenue generated by Playboy Investor.
Playboy Online is the Internet division of Playboy Enterprises, an international multimedia entertainment company. Playboy Online operates Playboy.com (www.playboy.com), the Company's advertising- and e-commerce supported website that offers a range of entertainment, information and e-commerce; Playboy Cyber Club, (cyber.playboy.com), a subscription site featuring exclusive Playboy content and online events; and CCVideo (www.ccvideo.com), which offers for sale more than 50,000 videos, from classics to new releases; CCMusic (www.ccmusic.com), which features more than 250,000 musical titles that can be ordered over the Web; and the Playboy Store (www.playboystore.com), which offers an array of Playboy-branded products.
Based in Houston, Texas, Telescan, Inc. (www.telescan.com) is an industry leader in providing Internet services, innovative solutions for online technology and data retrieval tools. The company develops and operates Internet sites and major online networks serving the financial, publishing, entertainment and technology-transfer industries, including American Express, BPI Communications, Citibank, Fidelity Investments, Standard & Poor's, PointCast and Time Inc. New Media.
SOURCE: Playboy Enterprises, Inc.