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Free web service offers members powerful tools and services to get the most value from their belongings

April 17, 2007 – MyThings (mythings.com), the global online registry of belongings, has announced partnerships with leading online service providers in the UK, including Shopping.com; Terapeak, CNET.co.uk; CNET Channel; Quoteline Direct; and Warranty Direct.

MyThings offers members free online portfolios for their belongings, giving members access to everything they need to enjoy what they own—all in one secure place on the web.

MyThings also partners with retailers and manufacturers who pre-populate portfolios with detailed product information at the point of sale. Taken together, these partnerships allow MyThings members to:

1. Add items to their portfolios more easily
2. Find useful information within one website
3. Get special deals on relevant products and services

Laurent Gibb, Senior Manager, Strategic Partnerships at Shopping.com, also commented, “Our price comparison service allows MyThings members to make smart decisions when upgrading or purchasing accessories for their belongings. Members never leave the MyThings site, yet get all the benefits of our leading comparison shopping engine.”

Andrew Sukow, co-founder of Terapeak, an eBay certified service provider, added, “MyThings users can now research the market value of their belongings by searching our eBay auction data for free. To help consumers buy and sell successfully on eBay, we’re also offering a free two-week trial of additional value-added Terapeak services.”

CNET Networks UK head of consumer media Jill Orr observed, “CNET.co.uk enables millions of people who are passionate about gadgets and technology to discover, discuss and buy the products that are right for them. Our partnership with MyThings gives their members easy access to our product reviews and software downloads giving them everything they need to make the best of their digital lives."

CNET Channel Vice President of Marketing Scott A. Danish commented, “Using DataSource, our database of detailed product information, MyThings users can register items in seconds instead of inputting the information manually. Which iPod do you own? Just pick from CNET Channel’s complete list."

Quoteline Direct Affiliate Manager Paul Daly added, “Quoteline Direct offers MyThings members highly competitive insurance packages for everything from jewellery, to bicycles, home theatres, even entire homes."

Warranty Direct's David Gerrans noted, “Warranty Direct offers MyThings members an easy solution to protect a wide range of belongings, whether appliances, electronics, or cars against the cost and hassle of unexpected failure."

Jeremy Coleman, MyThings’ VP of Strategy and Business Development added, “MyThings is changing people’s relationships with the things they own. We make it simple for people to organise their possessions, to learn more about them, protect them, and even to share their personal trials, tribulations, and victories with the MyThings community.

“MyThings’ close collaboration with our industry partners will ensure that MyThings members are able enjoy their possessions for as long as they own them.”

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About MyThings Inc

MyThings Inc offers MyThings (mythings.com) and Trace (trace.com), two unique services designed help people extract the most value from their belongings. MyThings is a consumer web service that provides private, online portfolios to its members for managing their belongings, as well as tools to access relevant information and services, including valuations, accessories, insurance, and warranties. MyThings serves as a trusted intermediary between buyers and sellers, delivering desired information without compromising the privacy of consumers or subjecting them to intrusive messages.

Trace is MyThings’ online database of lost and stolen valuables and the most diverse global registry of lost and stolen items, ranging from art and antiques, to jewellery, watches, and consumer electronics. Trace integrates information from over 50 sources, including local, national, and international law enforcement, as well information provided by the members of MyThings.

Founded in 2004, MyThings Inc has offices in Menlo Park, California; London, England; and Tel Aviv, Israel.

About Terapeak

Terapeak Marketplace Research has developed the most advanced research tool for analyzing eBay consumer transaction data. With over 100 million items on the site at any given time, eBay is the most reliable consumer activity index in the world. To learn more please visit www.terapeak.com or email support@terapeak.com.
Contact Denise Hogue, dhogue@terapeak.com +1 (250) 483-3273

About Warranty Direct

Launched in 1997, Warranty Direct is the first and only direct personal Warranty Company operating in the UK. It has partners in the USA (www.warrantydirect.com). As a privately owned insurance intermediary, the firm operates within the automotive and household electrical markets.

Contact Andy Francis at Performance PR, andyb@performancepr.com +44 0208 541 3434

For further information contact:

Rebecca George, rebecca@georgepr.com
Tel: +44 (0) 1449 737281; Mobile: +44 (0) 7974 161108
Email: media@mythings.com


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