Re: [unrev-II] [Fwd: Knexa/Peerview to Revolutionize Scholarly Pu blishing]

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Date: Tue Apr 24 2001 - 13:29:22 PDT

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    >CUPERTINO, California and VANCOUVER, British Columbia - April 24, 2001 -
    >David H. Brett, CEO, Enterprises Inc. (CDNX-KNX; OTC - KNXAF),
    >and Dr. Yuwei Shi, President of Peerview of Cupertino, California, report
    >that the parties have entered into an agreement to share their respective
    >technologies to create and expand after-markets for scholarly publications
    >on a global scale. Peerview has developed web-based technology that
    >manages the social recommendation and commentary processes and generates
    >reputation capital for scholarly works. Knexa's dynamically priced
    >knowledge exchange technology provides a strong platform for the
    >publication and sale of academic content. Knexa and Peerview will combine
    >their technology and know how to build a total online academic content
    >market primarily for non-academics and academics interested in research
    >fields in which they are not specialized.
    >"Contents in academic publications are often consumed by a small group of
    >scholars whose research interests define collectively the scope of the
    >publication. They are inaccessible, incomprehensible, and intimidating to
    >knowledge consumers outside the narrow domain. It often takes years, if
    >not decades for academic knowledge to diffuse to the public," said
    >Peerview President Dr. Yuwei Shi. "The Knexa-Peerview initiative promises
    >to expedite the knowledge diffusion process through the generation and use
    >of reputation capital along with the dynamic pricing mechanism for
    >knowledge exchange. The initiative takes the notion of knowledge economy
    >to a new level."
    >"Many of my academic colleagues in universities around the world will
    >regard the union of Peerview and Knexa as the ultimate research
    >publication solution", said Dr. Nick Bontis, CKO of Knexa, who is also an
    >award-winning professor of strategy at McMaster University. "The time has
    >finally come for the traditionally lethargic 'paper trail' and 'snail
    >mail' process of 'revise and resubmit' to enter the twenty-first century.
    >The timely release of research results -- especially in fast-moving fields
    >such as genomics and nanotechnology -- will now be accelerated. Most
    >importantly, editors and publishers of major journals around the world
    >will quickly realize the economic value of conducting business with
    >Peerview and Knexa versus the more expensive traditional route which is
    >still too expensive and too slow."
    >"This alliance with Peerview represents yet another way Knexa can leverage
    >its Knowledge Exchange technology," said Knexa CEO David H. Brett. "The
    >new business will provide a very valuable paid-for service to producers
    >and consumers of scholarly work by massively reducing costs and bringing
    >content to market sooner."
    >About Peerview
    >PeerVIEW was founded by a team of experienced professionals comprising a
    >university professor, a research scientist, and an IT strategist.
    >Together, they have accumulated 45 solid years of professional experience,
    >and each of them has won awards in their respective fields of expertise.
    >PeerVIEW develops web technologies to deliver practical, reliable and
    >affordable solutions and services to scholarly communication and
    >publishing. PeerVIEW is funded by seasoned venture capitalists and
    >established venture capital firms who are active players in the global
    >high-tech investment arena.
    >About Enterprises Inc.
    >Knexa is a Knowledge Management company focusing on B2B ( and
    >organizational knowledge sharing (IntraKnexa). With partners in Europe
    >( and Australia (, Knexa's mission is to
    >foster knowledge exchange by providing market based incentives for
    >participants. is the world's first knowledge auction and
    >IntraKnexa has been called a missing link in knowledge management.
    > is a transaction based revenue model, whereas IntraKnexa is a
    >customized solution that will comprise licensing and consulting revenue.
    >For investor information visit
    > Enterprises Inc.
    >David H. Brett
    >For more information, contact:
    >Lorraine Brett, Media Relations,
    >North America Toll Free: 1-877-330-0338
    >Randy Johnston, Investor Relations
    >Web Site:
    >Listed on the CDNX-KNX or OTC-KNXAF
    >The Canadian Venture Exchange has neither reviewed nor approved of the

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