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Subject:  Re: PUMA, INSP, AETH and PHCM Date:  9/3/2000  4:33 PM
Author:  scrim1 Number:  4119 of 8783

I'm glad you came back with your last sentence, because I was about to cry, "Who cares what the carriers want? I want to have access to everything the way I want it, not their way."

Infospace has technology that allows wireless web users check their Yahoo email with-out going to Yahoo.

http://www.quicken.com/investments/news/story/pr/?story=/news/stories/pr/20000724/SFM127A.htm&symbol=INSP

I'm not sure, but in Europe i think the carriers have been pretty successful getting wireless web users to
user their portals. When you turn on your cell phone the first screen you'll see is the carrier's portal.
People might find it easier just using the carriers portal, than using the wireless portal from Yahoo or
Excite.

It's still too early to decide who the winner will be. The portals obviously think they will be the winner in
the wireless portal space. I can understand why (they have the relationship with the consumer). However, it's the carriers who have the power. They decide what the user sees and what he doesn't see.

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