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VoteHere Announces Mail-in Ballot Tracker Audit Solution

Tracks Each Ballot Individually With Complete Voter Privacy Protection

BELLEVUE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 05/31/2005 -- VoteHere®, a division of Dategrity Corp., a leading supplier of election audit and verification technology, today announced the availability of Mail-in Ballot Tracker™, an audit solution to provide the first ever ability to track individual ballots while protecting voter privacy. Adding to its audit solutions for e-voting systems, the VoteHere Mail-in Ballot Tracker audit solution integrates seamlessly into any absentee mail processing system. Until now, ballot tracking was limited to tracking batches of ballots in order to protect ballot secrecy. As a result, election officials have lacked the audit tools to account for each ballot individually, leading to high-profile controversies in New York State, Washington State and elsewhere.

VoteHere's Mail-in Ballot Tracker can track every ballot while completely protecting voter privacy. VoteHere can deliver this unique capability because of its patented VHTi technology, which enables comprehensive audit and data tracking, while protecting the integrity and privacy of individual data records. VoteHere's software source code is published on the company's website for public examination for unparalleled transparency and confidence.

"In this era where elections are so closely scrutinized, it is critical that our dedicated elections officials have the best audit tools to handle such scrutiny," said Jim Adler, founder and president of VoteHere. "Mail-in Ballot Tracker provides this vital audit tool."

Mail-in balloting is on the rise, especially on the west coast with Washington State voting 70% by mail, California voting 40% by mail, and Oregon voting 100% by mail. Earlier this year, the Washington State Legislature authorized counties to switch to voting exclusively by mail. Furthermore, this legislation encourages the use of ballot tracking audit technology to "determine if mail ballots were received and counted." Only VoteHere's Mail-in Ballot Tracker meets the intent of this law while protecting voter privacy.

About VoteHere, a division of Dategrity Corp.

Founded in 1998, VoteHere, a division of Dategrity Corp., is the industry leader in election audit and verification technology. VoteHere's patented technology has been used in more than 90 elections throughout the United States and Europe for more than 50 worldwide clients and partners, reaching nearly 13 million voters. VoteHere provides election officials with the same standards of verifiable accuracy as banking, e-commerce, credit cards, express shipping and other types of transactions people trust every day. For more information please visit For more information about Dategrity Corp., please visit

Dategrity, VoteHere, Mail-in Ballot Tracker, and VHTi are trademarks of Dategrity Corporation. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners and are used for identification or reference purposes only, with no intent to infringe on copyrights.


Pam Miller
The KMC Group for Dategrity

SOURCE: VoteHere, a division of Dategrity Corp.

Online Advertising Leader AzoogleAds Grew More Than 100 Percent in the First Half of 2005, Dramatically Outpacing the Overall Growth of the Industry

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 10, 2005--

AzoogleAds Reports Nearly 46 Billion CPA Impressions and 10 Million Unique Transactions, Underscoring Its Position as Leading CPA Advertising Network

AzoogleAds (, a leader in performance-based online advertising, today announced that during the first two quarters of 2005, the company improved revenue and EBITDA by more than 100 percent as compared to the first half of 2004. In 2004, AzoogleAds' revenues surged to $64 million.

In the first half of 2005, the AzoogleAds Network, which has more than 7,000 websites and publishers, generated approximately 46 billion cost-per-action (CPA) impressions. It generated 461 million unique click-throughs and facilitated almost 10 million transactions or sales from January to June 30th. These metrics illustrate that the AzoogleAds Network is one of the industry's largest CPA networks.

Much of this growth is attributable to AzoogleAd's fraud-proof model in which the company pays publishers only when verified actions are generated. This model enables AzoogleAds to deliver one of the most cost-effective and risk-free advertising tools available to customers such as, Omaha Steaks, Netflix,,, MatchNet, and Ask Jeeves.

"Our focus on maximizing revenue and guaranteeing return on investment for both advertisers and publishers has enabled AzoogleAds to grow into one of the industry's largest CPA ad networks," said Joe Speiser, AzoogleAds co-founder. "That volume and reach, coupled with the quality of leads generated and a performance-based model, deliver a return on advertising dollars unmatched by other providers and other advertising vehicles."

Specializing in all forms of online media, AzoogleAds offers high-impact direct marketing response and fast return on investment through banner network and site-specific advertising, online promotions, data-capture and co-registration programs, campaign management and advertising measurement. A pioneer in the performance-based advertising industry, recent network metrics illustrate that AzoogleAds has the largest network of quality traffic, with network partners reaching billions of impressions monthly.

The online advertising industry continues to grow exponentially, mushrooming to $2.8 billion in first-quarter revenues, according to the Interactive Advertising Bureau. And the rate doesn't seem to show signs of slowing. Forrester Research predicts that online advertising will increase by 23 percent, reaching $14.7 billion in 2005, and growing to $26 billion by 2010.

"The rapid growth we've experienced is a good illustration of the industry's trend toward allocating more and more of the ad budget toward new and more measurable forms of advertising that fuel amazing growth," said Alex Zhardanovsky, AzoogleAds co-founder. "The model of the AzoogleAds Network enables us to offer effective solutions for clients and positions us to capitalize on this industry growth and maintain our leadership position."

About AzoogleAds

AzoogleAds, founded in 2000, is a profitable and rapidly growing online advertising network that delivers customers and generates revenues for its customers. A pioneer in the performance-based advertising industry, AzoogleAds now has the largest network of quality traffic. This highly effective network coupled with proprietary technology and unparalleled industry expertise enables the AzoogleAds team to deliver the most comprehensive and cost-effective strategic online marketing campaigns for advertisers of all sizes and across all industries.

For publishers, AzoogleAds provides high-impact campaigns that enable publishers to maximize earnings on their inventory. AzoogleAds customers include, Omaha Steaks, Netflix,,, MatchNet, Ask Jeeves and Intermix, among others. The company is privately held and venture backed by TA Associates and the Stripes Group. For more information, please visit AzoogleAds' website at


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