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DoDots Announces Partnership With Wireless Solution Provider 2Roam at DEMOmobile 2000 Wireless Conference in Pasadena, California.

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DEMO mobile 2000

PASADENA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 7, 2000

DoDots, Inc., a digital infrastructure company, today previewed mobile Dot technology at DEMOmobile 2000, a conference highlighting emerging technologies that will shape the future of transportable computing. DoDots announced its new mobile partnership initiative by teaming with 2Roam, a wireless Web Application Service Provider (ASP) provider that enables Web site businesses to quickly and profitably extend their business models to the wireless world. Under the partnership, 2Roam will empower consumers and business professionals to receive DoDots' innovative Dot technology on their wireless PDAs and cell phones.

"Our goal is to extend the most innovative Internet content, applications, and services to all wireless devices," said Bryan Wargo, president and CEO of 2Roam. "DoDots technology is a killer application for wireless devices as it supports the information needs of the on-the-go mobile professional and, like 2Roam, enables users to maintain a constant state with their wireless content or application, insuring the optimal user experience. We look forward to working closely with DoDots to help reach millions of wireless users."

"The wireless space is a natural extension of the DoDots offering," said Bob D'Acquisto, director of business development at 2Roam. It gives 2Roam a new and unique way to package and distribute content to our customers, making for a more complete content delivery system and a new revenue source. It's a win-win for everyone."

DoDots has been developing its technology for the mobile space, and partnering with 2Roam will allow DoDots to take advantage of this space as an extension of its existing capabilities. "2Roam's technology will offer our customers a robust solution for deploying their existing content on mobile devices," said George Kembel, CEO of DoDots. "We will continue to extend our infrastructure through partnerships to meet our customers' needs as the Internet moves off the desktop."

DoDots provides companies with technology that enables content, applications and services to be branded, packaged and instantly distributed in Dots, which are available on the desktop with any application. Anything on the Internet can be delivered in Dots, including streaming media, commerce, transactions, games, music, HTML and JavaScript.

Using DoDots technology, users collect Dots from customer Web sites, including ZDNet, CNET, iFUSE, DealTime, BlueLight.com (Kmart online), Excite/Work.com, MapBlast, StartSampling, SherpaOnline, and KnowledgeTrack (visit http://www.dodots.com/customers/index.html for a complete list of customers). These collected Dots can then be turned on or off, re-sized, moved around, and grouped together on the desktop with the click of a mouse. Dots deliver content quickly and easily, providing the user with a highly flexible alternative to today's document-based model of the Internet.

About 2Roam, Inc.

2Roam represents a new class of Wireless Web Application Service Providers (ASP). Based in Redwood City, Calif., 2Roam's customer-oriented approach, market-driven wireless vision and superior technological platform enable Web site businesses to quickly and profitably extend their business model to the wireless world. With the 2Roam solution, Web site businesses can deliver their content, commerce and services to all types of wireless devices without any changes in the way they do business. Based on a breakthrough technology platform, the 2Roam solution goes beyond pure technology to address the revenue and business needs of customers by enabling value-added e-revenue services and supporting flexible business models. With 2Roam, Web site businesses can now extend their brand and revenue streams to the growing number of wireless users with maximum functionality, usability and control.

About DoDots Technology

Dot technology enables companies to fully brand, package, and instantly distribute their content to consumers. The process of creating Dots is quick and easy. Dots can behave just like applications, so companies can use them to distribute new features and highlight new content. Dot technology is built on established Internet standards and utilizes existing communication protocols to ensure reliability, scalability, and a way to easily leverage existing web site content.

About DoDots, Inc.

Based in Sunnyvale, Calif., DoDots, Inc., was founded in early 1999 by George Kembel, Tony Medrano and John Kembel. The company is privately held, with funding from SOFTBANK Venture Capital, Chase Capital Partners, Staenberg Venture Partners and Merrill Lynch. Visit www.DoDots.com for more information.
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