FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE eSignal Debuts the New QUOTE.COM Global Financial Information Website Redesigned and Re-launched. Quote.com Now Offers One of the Most Extensive Compilations of Free U.S. and International Market Data and Trading Tools Available. HAYWARD, Calif. â September 27, 2006 â eSignal, a division of Interactive Data Corporation (NYSE: IDC) and a leading provider of streaming, real-time financial market data and news, plus analysis and decision-support tools for professional and individual traders, today announced the relaunch of its free financial website www.Quote.com. Acquired from Lycos, Inc. in the spring of 2006 and recently redesigned, the new Quote.com is a premier web-based global financial portal that provides quotes, charts, news, mutual fund information and a portfolio manager feature with email alerts. The website is free, with no registration requirements and no full-screen or pop-up advertisements. âActive traders and investors want a data-driven financial website free from the clutter and distractions that slow their ability to locate relevant market information quickly and track it efficiently,â said Chuck Thompson, president of eSignal. âWith the new Quote.com, investors will appreciate more than ever the experience of a purely market-centered website that combines user-friendly features with one of the largest compilations of free global market data, trading tools and financial news available today.â On the new Quote.com, users will have free access to delayed worldwide quotes, charts and financial news covering major markets and over 51 exchanges, including NYSE, NASDAQ, the London Stock Exchange and the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Market coverage extends beyond U.S. and international stocks to include a wide range of global futures, options and foreign exchange data from sources such as CBOT, CME, NYMEX/COMEX, ICE, Eurex and Euronext. Quote.com also provides feature-rich daily and intraday advanced charting with capabilities that include multiple studies, such as moving averages, Bollinger Bands, Fibonacci and more. Other new features include Market âhot lists,â SEC Filings from EDGAR Online, Inc., and market maker data. Additionally, through industry-leading news vendor Comtex News Network and sources such as BusinessWire, PR Newswire, Knight Ridder, Associated Press, RealTimeTraders Newswire, the new Quote.com presents thousands of financial news stories each day as well as an extensive selection of commentary and analysis designed to provide insight and perspective on the markets. A number of the new features added to Quote.com were derived from eSignalâs successful MarketCenter.com website. Going forward, visitors to MarketCenter.com will be redirected to Quote.com. Quote.com was one of the first financial portals created in the 1990s. eSignal plans to expand and grow this portal commencing with this important upgrade and will seek to strengthen its leadership position with the support of a full marketing launch. âBy advertising on Quote.com and eSignalâs other financial sites, financial services firms are able to target a growing number of active traders.â said Tom Ratcliffe, Advertising Sales Manager at eSignal. âThe eSignal network of financial sites includes Quote.com, RagingBull.com and FutureSource.com. Current and prospective advertisers have been impressed with the investments weâve made and we intend to continue to enhance the content and design of our sites.â Raging Bull.com, a website featuring user-generated content, which is linked to Quote.com, contains valuable trading education in the âBullsEyeâ area of the site as well as message boards where traders and investors can discuss trading ideas and strategies. Availability: For additional information, visit www.Quote.com or call 800.833.1228. New Features: Updated daily, an all-new mutual funds section covering more than 22,000 mutual and money market funds offers more data, including hot lists that outline the top 48 best-performing sectors and top 60 best-performing mutual funds. A new portfolio manager allows users to track a financial portfolio and to set up automated email alerts for changes to stocks and funds that meet the userâs custom-defined criteria. Fund analysis reports contain the fundâs overall rating, total return, diversification and purchasing costs. Market hot lists offer one-click access to individual stock and market index information, including stocks with the highest volume for the day; the largest percentage gainers and losers; stocks making new yearly highs and new yearly lows; unusual volume; most volatile, unfilled gaps, and number of trades. Specific hot lists for U.S. stocks include the very short-term high and low, and stocks with the greatest trading range. Market indices are also available with hot lists for the U.S.âs highest percentage gainers and losers. SEC Reports from EDGAR Online, Inc., a leading provider of interactive business and financial data on global companies to financial professionals. Market maker data offers individual investors information regarding institutional trader activities. Other tools allow users to track the largest institutional and mutual fund holders of a stock; see which corporate insiders are buyers and which are sellers of a companyâs stock; and find out how the analysts on the street rate stocks. About eSignal: The eSignal business (www.eSignal.com) of Interactive Data Corporation (NYSE: IDC) (www.interactivedata.com) is a leading global provider of financial and business information to professionals and individuals. Building on a 20-year legacy of delivering time-sensitive financial information, eSignal provides streaming, real-time market data, news and analytics. eSignalâs suite of products includes eSignalÂ®, Advanced GETÂ®, QuoTrekÂ®, FutureSourceÃ, MarketCenter LIVEâ¢, QChartsâ¢, LiveChartsÂ®, and the web portals FutureSource.com, Quote.comÂ® and RagingBull.com. About Interactive Data Corporation: Interactive Data Corporation (NYSE: IDC) is a leading global provider of financial market data, analytics and related services to financial institutions, active traders and individual investors. The Company's businesses supply time-sensitive pricing, evaluations, dividend, corporate action and reference data for more than 3.5 million securities traded around the world, including hard-to-value instruments. Many of the world's best-known financial service and software companies subscribe to the Company's services in support of their trading, analysis, portfolio management and valuation activities. Through its businesses, FT Interactive Data, ComStock, CMS BondEdge and eSignal, Interactive Data has approximately 2,200 employees in offices located throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, and is headquartered in Bedford, MA. Pearson plc (NYSE: PSO; LSESON), an international media company, whose businesses include the Financial Times Group, Pearson Education, and the Penguin Group, owns approximately 62 percent of the outstanding common stock of Interactive Data Corporation. For more information, please visit www.interactivedata.com. The FT Interactive Data business includes FT Interactive Data Corporation, a Delaware corporation. The ComStock business includes ComStock, Inc., a New York corporation.