Vertical Computer Systems launches Chinese portal; new site to rival and Yahoo! China

LOS ANGELES, Jan 14, 2000 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: VCSY) announced today the official launch of their Chinese Portal The portal is to offer Chinese web surfers an Internet search engine, free e-mail, electronic shopping, online chat, news, sports, online radio, and a business center. The introduction of is the first in a series of new international portals currently being developed by Vertical Computer Systems. Current plans are to develop a series of portals in the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Pacific Rim. competes with Chinese portals,, Yahoo! China, Excite China and Cathay Online.

Richard Wade, President, stated, "Our goal is to have a strong partner in each country we develop Internet portals within. Additionally, in the very near future we intend to bring in the top management and authorities on each region we enter."

About Vertical Computer Systems Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. is a multi lingual portal provider, and e-commerce solutions company, based in the United States. The Company provides a full range of Internet services that: build e-commerce solutions nationally and internationally (, distributes content via its multi lingual portal networks (, ( and provides proprietary online gaming software ( Vertical Computer Systems is committed to building communities allowing the development of the Internet in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Pacific Rim.

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SOURCE: Vertical Computer Systems, Inc.