Remark Media Completes Acquisition of, Inc.

Deal Marks Significant Step in Remark Media's Strategy to Build a Comprehensive Personal Finance Online Portfolio and User Community

NEW YORK, NY and ATLANTA, GA, June 28, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Remark Media, Inc. (Nasdaq: MARK), a global digital media company, today announced that it has completed its acquisition of, Inc. (OTCQB: BNNX), a financial media company that owns and operates,, and

With this acquisition, Remark Media will expand its online personal finance ecosystem that will serve as the go-to destination for users seeking actionable financial advice.  The hub of this ecosystem is in beta--which offers original content and an interactive platform for consumers to share experiences and interact with the world's leading financial experts. 

"Currently there are no dynamic online personal finance communities that offer easy access to expert advice, actionable content and shared user experiences," said Carrie Ferman, CEO of Remark Media.  "We plan to provide an entertaining and engaging one-stop-shop for extensive personal financial information.  With the acquisition of, we gain established brands from which to create a rich portfolio of sites that aim to simplify financial matters and help people make better informed decisions."

Currently,, Inc.'s web properties provide users with finance-related content and services. The advertising-supported website, offers access to financial news, interest-rate tables and financial calculators., Inc.'s other properties offer access to related financial services, including: online tax information and preparation assistance through; online tax extensions through; and online brokerage services through

Remark Media will redesign and integrate, and the other newly acquired sites with, providing a comprehensive suite of financial content, conversation and services for users. Plans include: shifting the websites onto Remark Media's digital media platform; dramatically enhancing the content offerings and user experience; and adding new social features and interactive elements. The redesigned sites, scheduled to launch in the fall, will offer new features including content recommendations and social tools, and newsletters that are personalized to individuals' particular needs.  Additionally, they will incorporate responsive design that allows content to be optimized on all devices.

"We see tremendous opportunity in combining forces with Remark Media," said Dan O'Donnell, President and CEO of "It has a proven track record of taking great brands and applying top-notch technologies and know-how to create a more positive user experience and increased engagement." 

O'Donnell and other members of's leadership team will join Remark Media, bringing their years of experience in personal finance to help cultivate relationships and lend industry knowledge.

Shareholders of will become shareholders of Remark Media, and stock will cease to trade prior to the opening of trading on June 29, 2012.

About Remark Media

Remark Media, Inc. (Nasdaq: MARK) is a global digital media company focused on creating destinations that merge engaging content with rich social interaction. Remark Media is the exclusive digital publisher in China and Brazil for translated content from, a subsidiary of Discovery Communications, and in China for certain content from World Book. The Company's leading brands, BoWenWang ( and ComoTudoFunciona (, provide readers in China and Brazil with thousands of articles about how the world around them works, serving as destinations for credible, easy-to-understand reference information. Remark Media is also a founding partner and developer of the U.S.-based product Sharecare, a highly searchable social Q&A healthcare platform organizing and answering the questions of health. The Company is headquartered in Atlanta with additional operations in New York, Beijing and Sao Paulo. Additional information is available on its corporate website at

Forward-Looking Statements:

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