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For Immediate Release                                   Contact:
Amanda Ingalls
                                Spyglass
                                1.630.245.6512
                                aingalls@spyglass.com

                                Fonda Berosini
                                Shandwick Convergence
                                1.310.201.8857
                                fberosini@shandwick.com

Spyglass Ships Prism 2.2 Internet Content Delivery Platform

Latest Technology Release Adds Ability to Deliver Web Content to Wireless
Application Protocol (WAP) Cell Phones and Other Devices

NEW ORLEANS - Monday, February 8, 1999 - Spyglass* Inc. (NASDAQ: SPYG)
announced today at Wireless '99 the immediate availability of Spyglass Prism
2.2, the content delivery platform that dynamically converts standard
Internet content into formats that match the specific requirements of any
Internet device, including handhelds, televisions and mobile phones.

Applications and services developed on Spyglass Prism 2.2 enable service
providers to leverage a single infrastructure to offer integrated support
for a wide variety of devices. Such efficiencies are achieved by leveraging
Spyglass Prism's dynamic content conversion capabilities. These capabilities
optimize the delivery of Web-based content on network bandwidth and latency,
content size and format, and the device's desired representation of the
information. With Spyglass Prism 2.2, the ability to format content in WML,
the markup language used by WAP-enabled cell phones, has been added.

Content providers also benefit from using Spyglass Prism since it eliminates
the need to create and maintain multiple versions of a Web site, where each
version is targeted to a particular device. Spyglass Prism can also serve as
an application framework that enables the creation of "e-care" (electronic
customer care) services. This opens cost-saving customer services to a wide
variety of devices while reducing the need for continual changes to the
e-care application as new devices come online.

"Service providers and content developers alike can benefit from Spyglass
Prism's flexible architecture," said Jack Armstrong, Spyglass director of
Internet solutions. "Spyglass Prism can serve as the basis for
revenue-generating applications and services that need to deliver existing
Web-based content to a wide variety of devices in a cost-effective manner."

Spyglass Prism 2.2 conforms to existing WAP standards to ensure it will work
with other similarly WAP-compliant products, converting content for any
WAP-compliant browser and communicating with any WAP gateway. WAP is the de
facto world standard for wireless information and telephony services on
digital mobile phones and other wireless terminals. Handset manufacturers
representing over 75 percent of the world market across all technologies
have committed to shipping WAP-enabled devices. Carriers representing nearly
100 million subscribers worldwide have joined the WAP Forum.

To support WAP devices, Spyglass Prism 2.2 converts HTML, or standard
Internet and intranet content, to WML. Spyglass Prism 2.2 can also split one
document into multiple, smaller, linked documents if the device has limited
memory and display. Spyglass Prism 2.2 also performs image conversions,
converting GIF and JPEG images into WBMP, the WAP image format. In addition,
Spyglass Prism 2.2 can scale images so they fit in a limited display area.

"Spyglass has been a long-time active member of the WAP Forum," said
Armstrong. "WAP provides a standardized communications protocol optimized
for wireless data services. Solutions built on Spyglass Prism complement the
WAP architecture by allowing WAP-enabled cell phones and other devices to
gain access to Internet and intranet based information services."

About Spyglass
Spyglass (NASDAQ: SPYG) provides Internet expertise, software and services
for making devices work with the Web. Particularly active in the cable and
satellite television, wireless telecommunications, consumer electronics and
office equipment markets, Spyglass solutions are used by market-leading
companies including GTE, Motorola, NEC, Nokia, Thomson Consumer Electronics
(RCA) and Xerox. Spyglass headquarters are located at 1240 East Diehl Rd.,
Naperville, Ill., 60563; phone: 630.245.6512; fax: 630.245.6693; press email
inquiries: aingalls@spyglass.com; Web site: http://www.spyglass.com

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(February 1999)
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trademark of the University of Illinois. (Other technologies and brand names
are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.) This
release contains information about management's future expectations, plans
and prospects that constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the
safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these
forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors that are
discussed in the company's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended
September 30, 1998, which is on file with the SEC.



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