TIME.com Names SideStep One of 2005′s 50 Coolest Web Sites

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 23 /PRNewswire/ — SideStep, Inc. (www.sidestep.com), the traveler’s search engine, today announced that it has been named one of 2005′s 50 Coolest Web Sites by TIME.com, the online edition of TIME Magazine.

TIME is one of the most respected brands in publishing, and more than 2.3 million unique visitors turn to the TIME.com site each month for news, commentary and information. With this award, TIME.com highlights the comprehensiveness of SideStep’s search results and the breadth of its product line.

“We’re thrilled to receive this recognition from TIME.com for SideStep’s leadership in the travel search sector,” said Russ Lemelin, SideStep’s interim CEO. “SideStep is committed to offering consumers the Web’s best travel bargains, and this award inspires us to drive harder still to deliver a stellar travel search experience for our customers.”

SideStep helps consumers find outstanding travel values through SideStep.com and the SideStep(TM) toolbar, as well as through TravelFinds Specials(SM) and TravelFinds Spotlight(SM), the company’s popular email newsletters.

About SideStep

SideStep — the traveler’s search engine — brings compelling offers from numerous travel providers to more than 4.7 million consumers each month. The company has forged alliances with leading travel marketers such as JetBlue Airways, Continental Airlines, Hyatt Corporation, Orbitz, National Leisure Group and Thrifty Car Rental. SideStep has been named one of TIME Magazine’s “50 Coolest Web Sites” and declared “Best of the Web” by Forbes. The company is privately held and has raised more than $17M in funding from Trident Capital and individual investors. For more information, visit www.sidestep.com.

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