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For Immediate Release                           Contact:        Amanda
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                                Fonda Berosini
                                Shandwick Convergence
                                [email protected]

Spyglass Teams with Inktomi to Provide Efficient Internet Access for
Information Appliances

Alliance Allows Content and Service Providers to Deliver Personalized Web
Access Tailored to User Devices and Locations

BALTIMORE -- Monday, April 26, 1999 -- Internet pioneer SpyglassŪ Inc.
(NASDAQ: SPYG) announced today at ISPCON Spring '99 that it will offer a
version of the Spyglass Prism content delivery system as a value-added
service integrated with the Inktomi Traffic Server(tm) cache platform
(NASDAQ: INKT). Spyglass Prism for Traffic Server presents ISPs, wireless
service providers and hosting providers with new opportunities for
differentiated services and increased revenue by enabling them to directly
support the unique Internet access requirements of WAP-enabled mobile
phones, handheld and laptop computers, and interactive television set-top

Spyglass Prism for Traffic Server is a content transformation and delivery
solution that takes existing richly formatted Internet content and
dynamically adapts it to match the capabilities of any device with a Web
browser. It allows service providers to offer users personalized services
that provide faster access over wireless systems, selected content for
mobile phones, and optimized presentation and layout of content for
television. Combined with Traffic Server's flexible software architecture
and proven scalability, Spyglass Prism for Traffic Server offers service
providers a highly scalable and fault tolerant solution for supporting the
rapidly growing base of information appliances.

"With shipments of a Internet-enabled devices predicted to exceed shipment
of PCs before the end of 2001, service providers have a unique opportunity
to deliver services tailored to the needs of mobile users and home
information systems," said Jack Armstrong, Spyglass director of Internet
solutions. "Combining Inktomi's leadership in the caching market with
Spyglass' experience in supporting devices provides a proven, high-volume
platform for these services."

The alliance includes joint sales and marketing activities targeting
wireless service providers, hosting providers, ISPs and multiple systems
operators (MSOs). In addition to the standard capabilities of Spyglass Prism
for Traffic Server, Spyglass provides system integration and customization
services to create unique application and delivery solutions for Spyglass
Prism customers.

"Inktomi Traffic Server has been designed from the ground up to serve as a
robust platform for delivering value-added services within the network,"
said Paul Gauthier, chief technology officer of Inktomi.  "By working with
leading companies such as Spyglass, Inktomi aims to enable a wave of
innovation and new revenue opportunities for Internet providers. Spyglass
Prism will allow them to extend their services to support the millions of
users of Internet appliances that are expected within the next two years."

Introduced in 1997, Spyglass Prism is the first commercial product to have
provided content transformation services for non-PC devices and wireless
networks. Continuing a series of innovations, Spyglass Prism is now
available as the first product to be delivered with support for transforming
HTML content into WML (Wireless Markup Language) for delivery to WAP phones.
The WAP Forum has predicted that over ten million WAP phones will ship by
the end of the year 2000.

Spyglass Prism for Traffic Server is delivered as a set of transformation
components integrated with the high-performance Inktomi network cache
platform fully utilizing Traffic Server's caching, administration, system
management and logging facilities. The components can be distributed over
multiple CPUs and servers in a scalable and fault tolerant configuration
that can expand quickly to meet growing subscriber bases.

Inktomi Traffic Server is a carrier-class network cache platform designed to
help Internet infrastructure and content providers scale their networks.
Traffic Server helps ISPs, backbone networks, and hosting providers deliver
enhanced quality of service, increased bandwidth efficiency, and a broad
range of value-added services.  By leveraging Traffic Server's flexible
software APIs, customers and third party software providers can develop
sophisticated new services that enhance user loyalty and build strategic

About Inktomi
Based in San Mateo, Calif., Inktomi (pronounced INK tuh me), develops and
markets scalable software designed for the world's largest Internet
infrastructure and media companies. Inktomi's products include the world's
largest search engines, online comparison shopping solutions, and
carrier-class network cache software. Inktomi works with leading companies
including America Online, @Home Network, CNET, GeoCities, Intel,
RealNetworks, Sun Microsystems, and Yahoo! The company has offices in North
America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit

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, 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: [email protected]; Web site:

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