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eSkye.com(TM) the definitive business-to-business virtual marketplace for the beverage industry, today announced an alliance with Tibersoft Corporation, a provider of customized B2B trading network solutions for the food service industry.

Under the alliance, eSkye.com will be the preferred provider of beverage alcohol supply chain solutions for qualified Tibersoft customers. eSkye.com will seamlessly link its virtual market to the supply chains Tibersoft develops for its customers, allowing them to gain valuable product information while sourcing their beverage products through eSkye.com's national network of beverage distributors.

"Since its inception in 1996, Tibersoft has been providing customized supply chain solutions to the food service industry. We are very excited to make eSkye.com a strong element of that value proposition," said J. Smoke Wallin, founder and CEO of eSkye.com. "We look forward to providing Tibersoft and its customers the answer to e-procurement of beverage products."

"The eSkye and Tibersoft alliance will bring to market a complete food and beverage solution -- a powerful service that will truly benefit our customers by simplifying the online procurement of beverage alcohol as well," said Chris Martin, president of Tibersoft. "We look forward to a long and successful alliance with eSkye.com, which has established itself as a leader in the online procurement of beverage alcohol, with a national reach and unparalleled distributor relationships."

Because the sale of beverage alcohol is governed by complex laws and restrictions that vary from state to state, ordering these products over the Internet is the most difficult aspect of an integrated online procurement system.

Built and run by experienced leaders from within the beverage alcohol industry, eSkye.com has developed the definitive virtual market for this challenging but highly coveted piece of the procurement puzzle. eSkye.com is also the only company focused on this vertical market that has a true national reach. The company has signed agreements with seven of the top ten U.S. distributors of beverage alcohol, reaching 40 states and the District of Columbia. eSkye.com has secured agreements that allow it to serve approximately 89 percent of the nation's $110 billion beverage alcohol market.

By partnering with eSkye.com, virtual market makers serving various industries can quickly and easily offer their customers beverage alcohol procurement -- without the high costs associated with building a solution for the highly regulated beverage alcohol industry. This service also dramatically reduces the costs to beverage distributors associated with connecting to the multiple e-commerce solutions their customers may choose.

"Our exchange is built on strong, and lasting relationships with the country's largest distributors of beverage alcohol, this new relationship with hsupply.com is yet another example of our focus on reducing the complexity for the distributors while providing the most efficient ordering solution for customers," Wallin said. "We are putting this powerful combination to work every day for a growing number of eSkye.com customers -- those who have come to us on their own or through one of our partner exchanges."

About Tibersoft Corporation

Tibersoft Corporation, Inc. is the leading provider of customized B2B trading network solutions for the food service industry. Tibersoft provides the vision, software, network and supply chain experience for food service operators, distributors and manufacturers to compete in today's competitive business environment. Tibersoft's TiberNet suite is the first complete trading network offering the food service supply chain everything it needs to increase efficiency, reduce costs, enhance service, improve margins, extend brands online and sustain long-term customer relationships. Tibersoft is a privately held company headquartered in Westborough, MA, with venture capital backing from Internet Capital Group, and others. Tibersoft is on the Web at
http://www.tibersoft.com.

About eSkye.com

eSkye.com has created the definitive online marketplace, infrastructure solutions and wireless platform for the $110 billion U.S. beverage alcohol vertical market. eSkye.com's patent-pending web-based technology, eBOTS(TM), and wireless application, eBOTS-m(TM), seamlessly link all of the industry's tiers -- retailers, distributors, control states and suppliers -- in a common online network and information exchange. eSkye.com continues to develop innovative enabling technologies that focus on providing applications and services for the industry. Developed and backed by a diverse group of proven industry leaders, eSkye.com streamlines the order process for both retailers and distributors and improves the supply chain across the industry.

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