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Netpliance Licenses Spyglass Browser for i-opener Internet Appliance Service

Naperville, Ill. - Thursday, April 20, 2000 - Internet pioneer Spyglass
Inc. (NASDAQ: SPYG) announced today that Spyglass Professional Services
customized a small footprint embedded Web browser, Spyglass Device Mosaic,
for Netpliance's (NASDAQ: NPLI) i-opener consumer Internet appliance
service.

Netpliance provides Internet-based content, applications and service through
the i-opener, the first all-in-one consumer Internet appliance solution of
its kind. Industry analyst group IDC forecasts that sales of Internet
appliances will reach 55 million units and $1.2 billion by 2004.

The agreement between Netpliance and Spyglass will allow Netpliance to use
the browser in conjunction with various operating systems, including
Windows, VXWorks and QNX. The new HTML 4.0 browser will improve the end-user
customer experience while shopping, banking and exploring the Internet.

"We chose Spyglass because the browser was specifically designed to work in
embedded systems like Internet appliances," said Marc Willebeek-LeMair,
chief technology officer, Netpliance.  "This will allow us to deliver a new
set of features to consumers while staying committed to providing a simple
and easy-to-use Internet experience for everyone."

"Netpliance has been able to deliver a breakthrough combination of an
Internet appliance, Internet service and a consumer portal in a single,
friendly package called I-opener," said Marty Leamy, Spyglass president and
COO. "We are excited to make Spyglass Device Mosaic an integral part of the
I-opener experience."

About Netpliance
Netpliance offers Internet-based content, applications and services through
devices specifically designed for Internet access, commonly known as
Internet appliances. The Company introduced its current i-opener service in
November 1999, which combines its i-opener appliance, Internet access and
its own consumer portal. The i-opener service includes all of the elements
required for a user to access the Internet and simplifies Internet access,
appealing to both novice and veteran Internet users.

About Spyglass Inc.
Spyglass (NASDAQ: SPYG) is a leading provider of strategic Internet
consulting, software and professional services that enable content
providers, service operators and device manufacturers to capitalize on the
potential of the Internet. Market-leading companies using Spyglass solutions
include GTE, Microsoft, Motorola, NEC, Nokia, Sony, Thomson Consumer
Electronics, WorldGate and Xerox. Spyglass is headquartered in Naperville,
Ill. and has regional offices in Lexington, Mass., Silicon Valley, Calif.,
and London, along with a wholly owned subsidiary in Tokyo, Japan. Visit
http://www.spyglass.com for more information.

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Netpliance Forward-looking  Statement
This announcement contains forward-looking statements that are subject to
significant risks and uncertainties. Future results may differ from those
discussed in this announcement.  Some of the factors that could cause such
differences can be found under the headings "Forward-Looking Statements" and
"Risk Factors" in our Registration Statement on Form S-1 filed with the
Securities and Exchange Commission on December 23, 1999, as amended. We
disclaim any intention or obligation to revise any forward-looking
statements whether as a result of new information, future event, or
otherwise.

Spyglass Forward-looking Statement
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
including consummation of binding agreements with prospective business
partners, competition, development of the marketplace, the timing of the
execution and recognition of revenues under new agreements, the ability to
close and execute large multi-year contracts, product development,
technological change and other factors that are discussed in the company's
annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 1999 and other
documents periodically filed with the SEC.

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