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Amanda Ingalls
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Fonda Berosini
Shandwick Convergence
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Spyglass Announces New Embedded Internet Technologies for Interactive
Television and Mobile Data Devices

Significant Performance Increases, International Language Support, Usability
Enhancements and Spyglass Prism Integration Highlight List of New

CHICAGO -- Tuesday, March 2, 1999 -- Internet pioneer SpyglassŪ Inc.
(NASDAQ: SPYG) announced today that new versions of its embedded Internet
technologies will be available by the end of this month. Developed on
Spyglass' Internet-based application platform for interactive television and
mobile data devices, Spyglass Device Mosaic 3.2 and Spyglass Device Mail 3.2
have been embraced by leading consumer electronics manufacturers. The
company is demonstrating their technologies at the Embedded Systems
Conference Spring in booth #1221.

As Internet technologies have become the recognized standard for
connectivity, consumer electronics manufacturers have sought ways to
increase the appeal of their products by leveraging this connectivity. Due
to its ease-of-use, manufacturers are demanding that all content in their
solutions be authored in hypertext markup language, the Internet technology
known as HTML. Spyglass provides the expertise, software and services needed
to create revenue generating applications such as email, Internet browsing,
electronic programming guides (EPG), customer care services and games that
leverage Internet technologies.

About Spyglass Device Mosaic 3.2:
Mirroring the company's solution-based approach, Spyglass Device Mosaic is
designed as an application platform for digital cable, satellite, and
wireless products.

Preliminary in-house testing shows that popular Web sites are downloaded up
to 65 percent faster with the new version of Spyglass Device Mosaic. Faster
connection time is another way Spyglass is helping to speed consumer
acceptance of connecting to the Internet via a non-PC device.

International character support in both user interface and display of Web
content has also been added. This provides an easy mechanism to create
localized versions of Spyglass Device Mosaic on various interactive
television and wireless products.

Also added to Spyglass Device Mosaic is the ability to provide a wider font
array, including support for anti-aliased fonts optimized for display on
televisions, ensuring a crisper television display and other devices.
Spyglass has formed cooperative marketing alliances with both Agfa and
Bitstream, the two leading providers of font rendering technology, to
provide customers with an integrated solution.

Integration with Spyglass Prism, an Internet content delivery platform, and
SurfWatch Internet filtering technology has also been added, creating a
client-server solution that can be tuned for optimal display of content on
the particular device.

According to Spyglass Vice President and General Manager Randy Littleson,
adding the new features to Spyglass Device Mosaic will help drive customer
acceptance of Internet access on interactive television and wireless
devices, rather than just personal computers.

"Spyglass Device Mosaic uniquely delivers a rich feature set within a
flexible and extensible architecture," said Littleson. "This will enable the
rapid deployment of Internet-based interactive information appliances and
services on non-PC devices."

About Spyglass Device Mail 3.2:
Built specifically for consumer electronics manufacturers, Spyglass Device
Mail is a standards-based, embedded email client that requires very little
memory and can be easily integrated into existing consumer electronic
product lines. The new version contains complete email/browser integration
including the ability to launch the browser from within email via Web links.

Spyglass Device Mail is based on the same embedded Internet client
architecture as Spyglass Device Mosaic. Because it shares the same graphics
library as Spyglass Device Mosaic -- Spyglass ThinGUI -- Spyglass Device
Mail maintains a consistent look and feel with the browser application.

By sharing the graphics library and some other components with the browser
the overall memory budget is kept down. In non-PC environments memory is at
a premium. Consequently, applications must be kept small and the ability to
re-use pieces of technology throughout many applications, as is the case
with Spyglass Device Mail and Spyglass Device Mosaic, is a valuable benefit
in terms of both size and application quality.

"Spyglass Device Mail was built from the ground up for devices, not stripped
down from the desktop environment," said Littleson. "As a result, the
features most relevant for consumer electronics were built first, and the
overall size of the product was not inflated with inappropriate

Device Mail supports major Internet messaging standards, such as SMTP and
IMAP4. Because it is standards-based, televisions or mobile phones with
Spyglass Device Mail will be able to work with any ISP and not require a
proprietary dial-up network. A customer's TV could also talk to a mail
server at a person's place of work, making it possible to easily integrate
home email accounts with professional ones, eliminating the need for
multiple accounts -- a major drawback to some current Internet device email

Spyglass supports these Internet client technology releases with Spyglass
Professional Services, a complete engineering practice. This group is
responsible for delivering everything from custom implementations of the
Spyglass Device Mosaic browser to full end-to-end Internet solutions for
specific markets such as television or wireless communications. These
engineers are deployed directly to Spyglass customers and are also available
for supporting a customer's own OEM project.

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