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One Voice Technologies and FTD.COM Join Forces to Voice Enable Internet and Mobile Commerce.

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SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 8, 2001

Leading floral and gift company makes e-tailing fun

and more convenient with voice technology

One Voice Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:ONEV), the leader in Human Interface Technology (HIT)(TM) and FTD.COM today announced a marketing partnership that will provide consumers with an exciting new interactive shopping experience.

Under this multi-year, commission-based agreement, One Voice will license its VoiceSite(TM) technology to FTD.COM, enabling customers to navigate the floral and gift site and make purchases just by talking to the website. One Voice will also cross promote FTD.COM to IVAN- Intelligent Voice Animated Navigator(TM) users as a preferred partner for flowers and gifts.

VoiceSite brings websites to life by adding a new dimension to the Internet and is the only technology that can instantly make websites talk. Consumers can access FTD.COM's online shopping content by simply speaking to their computer and, in the near future, by mobile phone and other wireless devices. IVAN will greet visitors by name, answer questions, suggest products and take floral and gift orders.

"Our marketing partnership with FTD.COM confirms our commitment to work with best-in-class companies that are dedicated to providing superior technology to meet their customers' evolving needs. As the leader in Human Interface Technology, One Voice is continually expanding our customers' reach by providing them with revolutionary ways to conduct business on the Internet, using PCs, mobile phones and other wireless devices, by creating powerful and intuitive voice-based solutions," said Dean Weber, chairman and CEO of One Voice Technologies.

"FTD.COM is committed to offer its customers the latest products, services and e-commerce options. Our relationship with One Voice gives our customers access to shop our site through innovative voice technology," said Michael J. Soenen, president and CEO of FTD.COM.

About VoiceSite

VoiceSite(TM) was designed for webmasters and marketing specialists to easily add powerful voice interactivity to their websites. Using VoiceSite Dialog Studio users simply create, test and publish voice dialogues on their website within moments. VoiceSite is the right tool for companies wanting to take their site to the next level, by adding voice-interaction and still retaining their existing infrastructure investment. In the near future, VoiceSite will also support wireless Web applications as well as telephony interaction by utilizing One Voice's Human Interface Technology (HIT)(TM).

About FTD.COM

FTD.COM is an Internet and telephone marketer of flowers and specialty gifts. Founded by FTD, the world's largest floral services organization, FTD.COM sells directly to consumers through its www.FTD.COM website and its 1-800-SEND-FTD telephone number. Utilizing FTD florists who adhere to the highest quality and service standards, FTD.COM provides same-day delivery of floral orders to nearly 100 percent of the U.S. population. FTD.COM offers more than 1,000 unique floral arrangements and specialty gifts for holidays and other occasions. Additional information about FTD.COM, including investor relations, is available at the company's website, www.FTD.COM.

About One Voice Technologies, Inc.

One Voice Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:ONEV) is the worldwide market leader in developing scalable Human Interface Technologies (HIT)(TM) that make PCs, the Internet and wireless devices easier to use. One Voice's Intelligent Voice Animated Navigator called IVAN(TM), allows millions of PC users to talk as if they were speaking with another person and instantaneously access content on the World Wide Web. The company is headquartered in San Diego, California. For more information, please visit www.onevoicetech.com.

B-Roll on One Voice is available directly from One Voice Technologies at 858/552-4466. One Voice Technologies, HIT-Human Interface Technology, IVAN-Intelligent Voice Animated Navigator, myIVAN, IVIT, the IVAN character, VoiceSite, and MultiSite are trademarks of One Voice Technologies, Inc. Patents Pending. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENT DISCLAIMER

"Some of the statements made in this press release discuss future events and developments, including our future business strategy and our ability to generate revenue, income and cash flow, and should be considered forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can generally identify these "forward-looking" statements by words such as "expect," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "intend," "plan," and similar expressions. These statements involve a high degree of risk and uncertainty that exist in the Company's operations and business environment and are subject to change based on various factors that could cause actual Company results, performance, plans, goals and objectives to differ materially from those contemplated or implied in these forward-looking statements. Actual results may be different from anticipated results for a number of reasons, including the Company's new and uncertain business model, uncertainty regarding acceptance of the Company's products and services and the Company's limited operating history."
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