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For Immediate Release                           

Contact:                Maia Tihista
                Spyglass
                1.630.245.6510
                mtihista@spyglass.com

                Joey Lee
                Shandwick Convergence
                1.310.201.8857
                jlee@shandwick.com

Spyglass Secures $20 Million Multi-year Strategic Internet Solutions
Agreements with Microsoft
Spyglass Providing Services and Technology to Microsoft for Windows CE-Based
Devices; Opens Door for Spyglass to Assist Microsoft OEMs

Naperville, Ill. -- Wednesday, April 7, 1999 -- Spyglass (NASDAQ: SPYG)
announced today a new strategic agreement with Microsoft Corp. which
provides Spyglass a minimum of $20 million in revenues over a three-year
period. Spyglass will license technology and provide services to Microsoft
that will help to accelerate the development and deployment of Windows
CE-based products.

Spyglass will work directly with Microsoft to develop and integrate multiple
Windows CE-based applications for Internet device manufacturers that are
developing products utilizing the Windows CE operating system.  In addition,
Microsoft has licensed Spyglass technology and is exploring ways to utilize
this technology to enhance the Windows CE experience. 

This is the second multi-million, multi-year solutions agreement Spyglass
has announced in fiscal 1999. In October 1998, Spyglass announced a $20
million solutions agreement with General Instrument to build services and
applications for General Instrument's digital cable platform at the new
Digital Software Integration Center, which is owned jointly by Spyglass and
General Instrument.

"Spyglass continues to strengthen its ability to use key technologies and
platforms, such as Windows CE, to help our customers deliver
state-of-the-art products and services," said Doug Colbeth, Spyglass
president and CEO. "We assist customers in developing Web-enabled products
and services by supporting 'best of breed' technologies and platforms. By
working directly with Microsoft to enhance Windows CE, we will be in a
position of leveraging our expertise to provide our customers unique
advantages when they choose to utilize Windows CE in their products and
services."

"Working with Spyglass to build Internet device solutions is a strategic
move to extend the success of the Windows CE platform," said Harel Kodesh,
vice president, information appliances division, Microsoft Corp. "Microsoft
chose Spyglass to provide development services and technology due to its
long-standing leadership in providing Internet solutions to device
manufacturers and service providers. Spyglass'  extensive customer and
project management experience, in support of the Windows CE platform, will
help enable the development of a broad variety of products and services for
intelligent connected appliances." 

In separate news, Spyglass President and CEO Douglas Colbeth officially
returned from the previously announced temporary medical leave to full-time
status and has resumed his responsibilities for the day-to-day management of
the company. 

About Spyglass
Spyglass (NASDAQ: SPYG) provides Internet expertise, software and services
for making devices work with the Web. Particularly active in the interactive
television and mobile data markets, Spyglass solutions are used by
market-leading companies including GTE, General Instruments, Motorola, NEC,
Nokia, Thomson Consumer Electronics (RCA) and Xerox.  Spyglass headquarters
are located at 1240 East Diehl Rd., Naperville, Ill., 60563; phone:
1.630.245.6512; fax: 1.630.245.6693; press email inquiries:
aingalls@spyglass.com; Web site: http://www.spyglass.com

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(April 1999)
Spyglass and the Spyglass logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of
Spyglass, Inc., in the United States and other countries. Mosaic is a
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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