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Friday, April 20, 2007

InvestorIdeas.com® to Conduct Ongoing Interviews with optionsXpress® as Investor Educational Podcast Series on Options Trading

New Podcast Adds to Current Audio Research Tools and Resources for Online Investors and Traders

www.InvestorIdeas.com, Big Ideas for the Small Cap Investor ®, a leading global investor and industry research resource portal specialized in sector investing news, has arranged to conduct ongoing interviews with optionsXpress, Inc., a subsidiary of publicly-traded optionsXpress Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: OXPS), a pioneer in equity options and futures trading for the retail investor, to provide investors with an educational podcast introducing options trading. The newly created podcasts add to the InvestorIdeas.com audio portfolio of podcasts, online conferences, roundtables and interviews created to empower and educate individual investors and online traders.

“We are pleased to be working with optionsXpress through this audio format to provide investors with an educational tool to better understand options as a means of providing alternative investment portfolio strategies,” states Ann-Marie Fleming, Corporate Development Manager, InvestorIdeas.com.

The first interview in this educational podcast series with Joe Cusick, Vice President of Education for optionsXpress, provides an introduction to the world of options looking at basic terminology, benefits and valuable information on how investors can get started in options trading. Each interview will build on the information previously presented, moving from the basics, to more sophisticated topics such as options trading strategies.

“optionsXpress is excited to have this opportunity to be interviewed by InvestorIdeas.com and looks forward to being able to help investors better understand how options give investors more ways to target a variety of different investment objectives,” describes Mr. Cusick.

To listen to the optionsXpress educational interview and podcast: www.investorideas.com/ox/

The optionsXpress podcast will be featured on the InvestorIdeas Trading Center: www.investorideas.com/trade/ as well as the audio page at www.investorideas.com/audio_stocks/. The trading section is designed to offer investors a choice of online trading firms, once their independent research is complete.

About optionsXpress Holdings, Inc:
optionsXpress Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: OXPS), a pioneer in equity options and futures trading for the retail investor, offers a comprehensive and innovative suite of online brokerage services for investor education, strategy evaluation and trade execution. Through its subsidiaries optionsXpress, Inc., an online retail brokerage specializing in equity options and futures, and brokersXpress, LLC, an online trading and reporting platform for independent investment professionals, the company provides a wide range of proprietary investor tools, outstanding customer service and competitive commissions that have led to recognition as the leading online brokerage firm by Barron's in four consecutive annual surveys (2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006) and by Kiplinger's Personal Finance in 2006. Options involve risk and are not suitable for all investors. Please read Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options (PDF) or available by calling 1-888-280-8020. optionsXpress, Inc. and brokersXpress, Inc. members NASD, SIPC. www.optionsxpress.com

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Disclaimer: www.InvestorIdeas.com/About/Disclaimer.asp. Our sites do not make recommendations, but offer information portals to research news, articles, stock lists and recent research. Nothing on our sites should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell products or securities. We attempt to research thoroughly, but we offer no guarantees as to the accuracy of information presented. All information relating to featured companies is sourced from public documents and/ or the company and is not the opinion of our web sites. The site is compensated by featured companies, news submissions and online advertising. optionsXpress is an InvestorIdeas.com content partner and does not compensate InvestorIdeas for this service. However, InvestorIdeas.com and optionsXpress have other advertising and marketing arrangements, and as part of these arrangements, optionsXpress may pay fees or other forms of compensation to InvestorIdeas.com.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

DVD Growth in Brazil, Advances in Streaming Video and High Definition Formats Create Digital Media Market Opportunities

Industry Participants Internap, Netflix, Infosmart and USA Video Interactive Positioned for Continued Market Penetration Across Hardware, Content, and Storage Segments

www.DigitalMediaStocks.com, an investor and industry news portal for the digital media sector, reports on key growth areas within the digital media industry in DVD, high definition and streaming video. Infosmart Group, Inc. (OTC BB: IFSG), a global DVDR manufacturer, is working to capitalize on the rapid growth Brazil is seeing as the DVD format is only now being adopted in this developing region. In addition, advancements in streaming video and the availability of high quality downloads has opened the doors for many players such as Internap (NASDAQ: INAP), a global provider of integrated content delivery systems and USA Video Interactive Corp. (OTC BB: USVO), provider of video-on-demand and digital watermarking anti-piracy technology.

On the content side, positioned to benefit from continued demand for DVD movies and the eventual shift to high definition, is online movie delivery company Netflix.

While the format battle continues to dominate high definition circles, many companies have found significant market opportunity for DVD and recordable DVDs in developing markets such as Brazil.

According to Justin Davis, North American representative for Infosmart Group (OTC BB: IFSG), “Right now in Brazil you have 185 million people, 60 million TVs, but only 4 million DVD players. This mirrors exactly what we saw in the U.S. 5-7 years ago when most people were utilizing VHS and began transitioning from VHS into DVD. And now in North America basically everyone is using DVDs and most likely owns one or more DVD players. Brazil is at this transition stage right now and with this market only now becoming a viable option, it creates tremendous growth potential. Infosmart Group is positioned to take advantage of this opportunity through its newly opened facility called Infosmart Discobras.”

With the foothold that the existing standard continues to hold, Swasey sees DVDs as continuing to dominate. Netflix’s Steve Swasey, Director, Corporate Communications states, “We are a distributor and we are going to continue to send out the formats that movie studios continue to publish in and make that available to our customers. It is however a DVD world and will continue to be for five to ten years at least for several reasons. DVDs are ubiquitous and with the advent of the HD DVD and Blu-ray, it is still the most popular way of getting entertainment today.”

Thanks to high profile sites such as YouTube, streaming video has become a high growth and viable channel for content distribution that many feel could change the face of consumer entertainment through the availability of high quality downloads. The Internet has been a key contributor to the growing level of digital content now available, however with this surge has come an escalated amount of video and movie piracy, reaching global levels exceeding $18 billion.

Patrick Gregston, Sales Manager with USA Video Interactive Corp (OTC BB: USVO) explains, “What makes the digital era different is the speed and quality of what anybody can do, so the threats are multiple, and within the means of millions and with the surge of companies now distributing and selling video content over the Internet, piracy issues have become a greater concern than ever before.”

With the ability to digitally watermark content as it is being distributed over the Internet using the Company’s SmartMarking technology (MediaEscort™), USVO is positioned to take advantage of this fast paced delivery channel as they secure the rights of the content producers and distributors.

Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP), a provider of choice for the world’s elite businesses on the Internet, through their recent acquisition of VitalStream, has extended their reach into the rich media content streaming delivery business and is turning the growing demand for online video content into a high growth business from an advertising perspective.

As described by Andrew Albrecht, Vice President Corporate Development for Internap, “Our acquisition of VitalStream allows us to put real time ads into streaming video, targeting the ads using specific geographic and demographic information and providing reporting back to the advertisers on the number of ads that were targeted and delivered. Internap is looking to continue to develop this technology to take advantage of the growing demand for rich digital media content providing a means for monetizing digital media content through seamless, streaming and targeted advertising.”

In addition to the continued strength of the DVD market and the rise in popularity of streaming video, it is difficult to deny the opportunities associated with the inevitable shift to a high definition viewing experience. Evidence that consumers are beginning to move towards high definition is seen in the rising sales of HDTVs.

In addition to the continued strength of the DVD market and the rise in popularity of streaming video, it is difficult to deny the opportunities associated with the inevitable shift to a high definition viewing experience. Evidence that consumers are beginning to move towards high definition is seen in the surging sales of HDTVs which are equipping many of today’s consumers with technology to take advantage of high definition media, with expectations that this pattern will continue to grow at escalating rates.

According to Adam Thomas, Media Research Manager with Informa Telecoms & Media and author of: 'HDTV: A Global Analysis', "We are forecasting pretty strong growth for high definition TV, with more than 150 million HDTV homes worldwide expected by the end of 2011 – which is more than three times the number at present. The US has 28 million HD homes at the moment and we are expecting that to rise to 63 million over the next five years.”

To Read the Full Report: www.digitalmediastocks.com/Articles/041707a.asp

Digital Media Portal Sponsors:
Infosmart Group, Inc. (OTCBB: IFSG) For More Info: www.digitalmediastocks.com/CO/IFSG/ or visit www.infosmart.com.hk

USA Video Interactive Corp. (OTCBB: USVO) For More Info: http://www.digitalmediastocks.com/CO/USVO/ or visit: www.usvo.com

Infosmart and USA Video compensate InvestorIdeas.com; see disclaimer below.

www.DigitalMediaStocks.com and www.TechSectorStocks.com, investor and industry portals within the InvestorIdeas.com® content umbrella, do not make recommendations but offer investors stock news, exclusive articles and financial columnists, audio interviews, investor conferences, Blogs, and a directory of stocks in the digital media and tech sectors.

For a directory of digital media stocks visit: www.digitalmediastocks.com/DMS/Stock_List.asp

InvestorIdeas.com Disclaimer: www.InvestorIdeas.com/About/Disclaimer.asp - Our sites do not make recommendations, but offer information portals to research news, articles, stock lists and recent research. Nothing on our sites should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell products or securities. We attempt to research thoroughly, but we offer no guarantees as to the accuracy of information presented. All Information relating to featured companies is sourced from public documents and/ or the company and is not the opinion of our web sites. This site is currently compensated by its "featured companies." Infosmart Group, Inc., (OTCBB: IFSG) Four Thousand dollars per month. USA Video Interactive Corp., (OTCBB: USVO) $1500USD month and 200,000 options.

For more information contact:
Dawn Van Zant: 800.665.0411
Email: dvanzant@investorideas.com

Ann-Marie Fleming: 866.725.2554
Email: afleming@investorideas.com
Source: DigitalMediaStocks.com; Infosmart Group, Inc.; USA Video Interactive Corp; Internap Network Services Corporation

Sunday, April 15, 2007

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Thursday, April 05, 2007

InvestorIdeas.com April 18th Online Mining Investor Conference Update – Additional Presenters Include Kinross Gold Corporation (TSX:K), Ascendant Copper Corporation (TSX: ACX), Stornoway Diamond Corporation (TSX: SWY), and Sherwood Copper Corporation (TSX.V: SWC)

Interest Builds for Mining Stocks Following Publication of GFMS Gold Survey 2007

www.InvestorIdeas.com, and mining portals www.Gold-MiningStocks.com, www.MiningSectorStocks.com, add Kinross Gold Corporation (TSX:K), Ascendant Copper Corporation (TSX: ACX), Stornoway Diamond Corporation (TSX: SWY), and Sherwood Copper Corporation (TSX.V: SWC) to the growing list of mining and resource companies presenting in the upcoming April 18th online investor conference. The conference currently features 6 well-known industry speakers and over 20 mining/resource companies including Keynote Kinross Gold Corporation.

The online educational investor conference is themed: “Mining and Resources: Perspectives on gold, silver, copper, diamond, uranium, metals and other key mining segments”. Presented by industry experts and management from public companies, the format will consist of audio and Power Point or Flash presentation, averaging 15-20 minutes. The online audio conference will be made live the morning of April 18th and stay open and archived for a minimum of three months thereafter, giving investors long term access to the information.

Investor interest in the sector was fuelled by new data and forecasts released April 4th by GFMS precious metals consultancy, specialising in research in the global gold, silver, platinum and palladium markets. GFMS predicts an investor led rally in gold in 2007 due to geo-political tensions and concerns. “GFMS see this upside potential as being firmly in the hands of investors” according to the report.

Excerpt from GFMS Report, Philip Klapwijk, Chairman: “I’d also be far from surprised if this year we saw the market moving above the 2006 high of $725. Quite whether we’d then get close to the all time high of $850 is more doubtful, but I’d certainly expect the upward price trend to continue on into 2008.” Full Report: http://www.gfms.co.uk/Press%20Releases/GS07_Overview.pdf

The Investorideas.com conference is free to investors with login and registration. http://www.investorideas.com/forums/Register.aspx
Investors following resource stocks can view the full list of presenters at:
http://www.investorideas.com/forums/Portals/resources.aspx

Company Registration: http://www.investorideas.com/forums/Comp-Register-Mining.aspx

Recent Additions Include:

Additional Presenting Companies:
Longview Capital Partners; Rimfire Minerals Corporation; Sabina Silver Corporation; Buffalo Gold Ltd.; Geodex Minerals Ltd.; Lateegra Gold Corp, Christopher James Gold Corp.; Diamonds North Resources; Oriental Minerals Inc.; Macarthur Minerals Ltd; Tenajon Resources; Uranium North Resource Corp.; Strongbow Exploration Inc.; Rimfire Minerals Corporation; NioGold Mining Corporation, Bayswater Uranium Corp, Unor Inc.;Target Exploration & Mining; Copper Fox; Mantle Resources, Inc.; Hawk Uranium, Inc. and Mining Interactive Corp.

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