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Pumatech's Mind-it Software to Power CNET Wireless News

Pumatech Incorporates Mind-it's User-Driven Notification Feature To Empower CNET Users With Technology
Information Anytime, Anywhere

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 2, 2000-- Pumatech, Inc., the leading provider of the software infrastructure for the mobile
Internet, and CNET, the trusted source of information for buyers, sellers and suppliers, today announced a strategic agreement in which
Pumatech's powerful Mind-it(TM) software will be used to power CNET's alert services, including alerts for news, investor updates and CNET pricing. Mind-it allows users of Web-enabled phones, cell phones, handhelds, pagers, and PCs to track specific business and
personal information on the Web, and to be notified promptly when that information changes. The software is a key component of Pumatech's
Mobile Application Platform (MAP), the common server platform on which the company is building its new mobile solutions. Under this new
agreement, CNET users will be able to receive personalized technology news updates on their cell phones, handheld devices, or even on their
desktop via email alerts.

``CNET has long been serving its wireless users with up to date technology information, and this new agreement additionally provides secure
tracking and reporting features, to give CNET users technology information anytime, anywhere,' said Brad Rowe, president and CEO of
Pumatech. ``CNET was interested in teaming with a company like Pumatech that can migrate its users to synchronization and Web browsing
and rendering features in the future, with one complete solution like our Mobile Application Platform.'


While now using Pumatech's Mind-it alert notifications, CNET continues to offer personalized alerts that reach out to users wherever they are.
CNET users are able to stay up-to-date on technology news from CNET or comparison-shopping information from CNET On, when the price of the product reaches a user-specified target level, the user is notified at that moment -- not
after it is too late to respond effectively. This key functionality will help CNET users get the best price on holiday presents they want to purchase
for family and friends. The daunting task of shopping at multiple stores is eliminated, as consumers will be instantly notified of the best possible
price and where to get it.


By putting users in control through its unique user-driven personalization capability, Mind-it allows people to decide which portion of a page to
track, how often to receive updates, where to be notified about the change, and when to stop receiving updates. When a user signs up on the
CNET site, they can determine whether they would like their alerts delivered via email or wireless device. Users also have the option of
determining to which specific wireless device they would like to have their alerts sent by supplying their service provider information and
telephone number. To sign up for email alerts on their desktop, users can simply supply their e-mail address and indicate if they want the email
to come through as HTML or text format.


The Mobile Application Platform, or MAP, is the common server platform on which Pumatech is building its new mobile solutions. MAP is
designed for maximum scalability and performance, and delivers both Internet and wireless access to mobile devices. MAP provides access to
mobile devices over both wired and wireless media, and does not require the PC to act as a gateway to the network. The platform will be
hosted in the public Internet space in Pumatech's upcoming Web showcase, and will also be deployed inside the firewalls
of major corporations. MAP is available for licensing to carriers, ISPs and Web portals, as well as to corporations looking to utilize its
capabilities behind firewall installations.
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