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Beyond.com Acquires Orbius

    Powerful Social Website Platform Strengthens Commitment to Community Focus and Its Members

    PHILADELPHIA — October 6, 2010 — Beyond.com, Inc., the world’s largest network of niche career communities, today announced it has acquired Orbius, a powerful social website platform that allows businesses to create and govern their own full featured social or professional networking community website for their members, employees or customers. The acquisition demonstrates Beyond.com’s commitment to its community focus and will allow its members to evolve beyond the employment experience into new ways to connect and engage throughout their career, business and life.
    Thought of as a “Facebook for small businesses,” the Orbius platform and technology has been very successful in providing flexible, scalable and search engine optimized social websites enabling businesses to provide content and community rich website features to connect and engage users through forums, blogs, calendars, videos, expert columns, feeds, groups and other forms to encourage personal and business interaction.

    “For years, Beyond.com has remained focused and committed to providing our members with valuable and relevant communities in which to connect and interact across a variety of industry, geographic and specialty areas,” said Rich Milgram, CEO, Beyond.com. “Our members are embracing these communities and are hungry for more content and information and want to create their own online persona and evolve their personal and business networks. We continue to develop new ways in which to facilitate this evolution and the Orbius platform will enable us to further this vision.”   

    About Beyond.com, Inc.
    Beyond.com is the world’s largest network of niche career communities, providing access to thousands of top-tier industry and local web sites. Our career search services and networking tools enable job seekers and employers to create targeted connections across thousands of online communities. We deliver a one-of-a-kind recruitment solution that provides the targeted exposure of a specialized job board, reinforced by the breadth and volume of a larger career network. Beyond.com was named to Inc. Magazine’s prestigious ‘Inc. 500’ list and is a Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. (NYSE: SFE) portfolio company. www.Beyond.com.  

    About Orbius
    Orbius was founded in 2007 with the vision that, with an affordable but powerful social platform, small-medium businesses could leverage Social Media tools to better engage their customers and compete with their larger competitors. Since then, Orbius has emerged as an enterprise-grade, SaaS-based CMS and Social Website Platform that enables non-technical community managers to easily create, update, manage and govern both organization and user content.  The platform is optimized for SEO at the page and application level. Orbius is robust and scalable and is built on a flexible platform that enables rapid development of new features and applications. The platform contains a tightly integrated flexible governance system that allows administrative and access controls at the page and application level.  Over 300 communities and websites have been developed on the Orbius platform, which contain over 3,000 members. www.Orbius.com

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