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Mail.com seals Lansoft buy

The Internet messaging services company acquires Lansoft, a provider of corporate email and Web hosting services, to accelerate its penetration in the business messaging market.

Internet messaging services company Mail.com today said it has acquired Lansoft, a provider of corporate email and Web hosting services, to accelerate its penetration in the business messaging market.

The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Lansoft, based in Columbus, Ohio, brings about 690 corporate customers to Mail.com, which is hoping the acquisition will also help to boost its technical presence in the corporate messaging arena.

"This transaction is consistent with our strategy to acquire companies with a complementary business to business team and established customer base to accelerate our penetration of the business messaging market," Gerald Gorman, Mail.com's chief executive, said in a statement.

Mail.com provides email services for consumers through several partner Web sites, including CBS SportsLine, NBC and Snap.com. CNET, the publisher of News.com, is an investor in Snap.com.