HONG KONG, August 20 /PRNewswire/ --

Globe7 HK Ltd. and New Straits Times Press Bhd. (NSTP), part of Malaysia's largest diversified media company, Media Prima, are launching a strategic partnership to offer casual gaming on the company's popular Malay-language Web site, http://www.hmetro.com.my .

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Under the agreement, Globe7 will host casual gaming, offering more than 100 free online games and adding to the site's lifestyle and entertainment content and appeal to young people. The site is operated by NSTP.

"We are very excited to host our casual games on Harian Metro's Web site," said Clayton Haswell, Globe7's president and CEO. "This strengthens our brand in Malaysia and helps NSTP's site become more popular and attractive to both users and advertisers."

About Globe7 HK LTD:

Globe7 is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Northgate Technologies based in India (Bloomberg Symbol "NNORT.IN"). It is one of the world's leading voice-over-Internet providers and a pioneer in digital infotainment, offers internet solutions like games, streaming of live TV, content hosting, and file sharing. It also facilitates hosting and monetizing solutions worldwide, allowing websites to provide interactive services on the Internet.

Northgate Technologies is an innovative technology company with extensive research and development facilities in India. Its online advertising company, Axill Ltd., is a world leader in online ad placement and audience aggregation.

About New Straits Times Press and Harian Metro:

The New Straits Times Press (NSTP) was established on July 15, 1845, making it the oldest English-language newspaper in the region, Harian Metro was founded in March 1991 as Malaysia's first Malay-language tabloid newspaper. It experienced massive circulation growth by offering news to market-oriented Malay readers, and has grown from a single edition newspaper to a five-edition national newspaper.

Media Contact: Ms. Soo Jung Bhang Globe7 HK Ltd. Tel: +65-9674-7147 Email: soojung@globe7.com Web site: http://www.hmetro.com.my http://www.xprn.com/xprn/sa/200808201730.jpg

Ms. Soo Jung Bhang of Globe7 HK Ltd., +65-9674-7147 or soojung@globe7.com