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                        (PR Newswire; 03/22/99)                        

 U S WEST Dex Offers Local Advertisers Access to Broad Distribution Through's Unduplicated Reach of 83 Percent of Internet Users

 REDMOND, Wash., March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- (Nasdaq: INSP), a 
leading provider of private-label solutions for content, community and commerce 
to Web sites and Internet appliances, and U S WEST Dex, provider of ( ), the leading Internet Yellow Pages in 
its 14-state service region, today announced an agreement that will allow U S 
WEST Dex to extend the reach of their local online advertisers through's affiliate network consisting of more than 1,500 Web sites.

"Our agreement with U S WEST Dex is one example of how you will see working with the regional bell operating companies," said Naveen 
Jain, chairman and CEO of "This agreement provides U S WEST Dex 
the ability to extend their advertisers reach through our broad affiliate 
network.'s network of affiliates has an unduplicated reach of 83 

"The agreement extends U S WEST Dex's position as the leading Internet Yellow 
Pages in our 14-state service region by driving more traffic to our advertisers 
through access to's broad network," said Jeff Tarr, vice 
president and general manager of U S WEST Dex Internet Group. "It also 
demonstrates our ongoing commitment to deliver increased value to our 
advertisers through multiple premium distribution channels."

    About U S WEST Dex Internet Yellow Pages

    U S WEST Dex is a part of U S WEST, Inc. (NYSE: USW). In addition

to its print directories, Dex has a wide range of Web-related offerings. The 
company's site ( ) is the number one online 
directory in its 14-state region and delivers to users the most accurate 
business and white pages listings, as well as the most in-depth advertising 
content on the Internet. Additionally, Dex provides Web site development and 
hosting, local banner advertising, Web site and e-mail links and InfoPages -- 
all targeted to small and medium-sized businesses. U S WEST, Inc. provides a 
full range of telecommunications services including -- wireline, wireless PCS, 
directory services and data networking -- to more than 25 million customers 
nationally and in 14 western and midwestern states.

    About, Inc. is a leading provider of private label solutions for

content and commerce to Web sites and Internet appliances.'s 
affiliate network consists of more than 1,500 Web sites. The Company's 
affiliates include AOL, Netscape, Microsoft, Lycos, go2net Inc.'s MetaCrawler, 
Dow Jones (The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition), ABC LocalNet and CBS's 
affiliated TV stations. In addition, has agreements with a number 
of providers of Internet access devices including PCs by Acer America and The 
Pixel Company (for Packard Bell NEC), cellular phones by AT&T Wireless and 
UnWired Planet, pagers by WolfeTech (for Motorola), screen phones by InfoGear, 
Mitel, Mitsui and Lucent, television set-top boxes by American Interactive 
Media, @Home, Lucent, On Command, Planetweb and Source Media, online kiosks by 
King kiosk platform and Lexitech kiosk platform, and personal digital 
assistants by AT&T Wireless, InfoGear and Unwired Planet.

NOTE:  This release contains forward-looking statements relating to the 
development of the Company's products and services and future operating 
results, including statements regarding the expansion of local advertising 
relationships, that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could 
cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. The words 
"believe," "expect," "intend," "anticipate," variations of such words, and 
similar expressions identify forward-looking statements, but their absence does 
not mean that the statement is not forward-looking. These statements are not 
guarantees of future performance and are subject to certain risks, 
uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Factors that could 
affect the Company's actual results include the progress and costs of the 
development of our products and services and the timing of market acceptance of 
those products and services. A more detailed description of certain factors 
that could affect actual results include, but are not limited to, those 
discussed in the Company's final prospectus dated Dec. 15, 1998, in the section 
entitled "Risk Factors." Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on 
these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this 
release. The Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-
looking statements to reflect new information, events or circumstances after 
the date of this release or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.  

-0-                             03/22/99 /CONTACT:  Anne Taylor of Text 100 
Public Relations, 206-443-8004, or [email protected], for; or 
Joni Hanson of, 425-882-1602, ext. 152, or [email protected]; 
or Gregg Stucker of U S WEST Dex, 303-784-2572, or [email protected]/

/Web site: /Web site: (INSP 
USW)  CO:, Inc.; U S WEST Dex ST:  Washington IN:  CPR MLM

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