NEOPLANET ADDS ANNOTATE.NET FIND ENGINE TO ENHANCED BROWSER

-- Annotate.net Featured as Integrated Web Navigation Enhancement for Millions of NeoPlanet Users --

NEW YORK, Oct. 16, 2000 - Enhanced browser developer NeoPlanet (www.neoplanet.com) has added the Annotate.net (www.annotate.net) Find Engine as the featured navigation enhancement to the popular customized Web browser, bringing instant relevance and efficiency to the Web for millions of NeoPlanet users.

The Annotate.net enhancement is being offered to NeoPlanet's million plus users who have already downloaded the customized Web browser, as well as being automatically included in new downloads. With the Annotate.net feature, NeoPlanet users surfing the Web are alerted via a persistent icon on the NeoPlanet desktop whenever they visit a URL that has been annotated by one of Annotate.net's leading content providers. Then a single click takes users to relevant information provided by more than 30 annotators in the Annotate.net Network, including BusinessWeek Online, TIME.com, Productopia, Rolling Stone, CNET.com, GORP, Launch.com, and the Sporting News.

"The addition of Annotate.net is another example of NeoPlanet's mission to provide users with enhanced and personalized Web Browsing capabilities," said Drew Cohen, president and CEO, NeoPlanet, Inc. "With the Annotate.net Find Engine, our users will receive specific content that's of interest and helpful to them based on where they are actually surfing at that moment."

"The Annotate.net Find Engine works hand-in-hand with NeoPlanet's permanent search feature and directory of channels," said Brian Flynn, CEO of Annotate.net. "Now users will be able to cut through the clutter on the Internet and get the information they need even more quickly than before."

NeoPlanet combines content, communications and community to bring the best of the Internet to the consumer's desktop. The company allows users to reflect their own "Internet Fashion" by customizing NeoPlanet's Internet Desktop through personalized "skins." NeoPlanet features a built in directory of user customizable Content Channels featuring Lycos' leading Internet content allowing users to personalize their surfing experience. Distribution channels include ISPs, OEMs, Web sites and direct marketers.

About Annotate.net
Annotate.net is a leading infrastructure technology company that develops tools to bring relevance and efficiency to the Web experience. In December 1999, Annotate.net introduced the Annotate.net Find Engine to solve the Web navigation problem for users and Web sites. The Annotate.net Find Engine is a downloadable desktop application, a browser companion, which serves up relevant content based on the user's location on the Web. This patent-pending technology provides for Smart Surfing as it enhances and simplifies the Web user experience with relevant article, reviews and other brand-name content always just a click away. Content comes from the Annotate.net Network, the most trusted brands on the Web, including: Time Inc, Rolling Stone, CNET, Excite, USAToday, Merrill Lynch, Office.com and many others. By distributing these brands throughout the Web, delivering content in context, Annotate.net enables the first Distributed Portals.

Founded in 1999, Annotate.net is privately funded by Merrill Lynch, PS Capital Ventures, Millennium Technology Ventures and other private investors. For more information visit http://www.annotate.net.

About NeoPlanet, Inc.
NeoPlanet, Inc. develops software applications and infrastructure for third parties to establish and enhance customer relationships through the use of persistent clients. The company provides third parties a branded, enhanced browser, to extend their brand to the desktop. The NeoPlanet browser features a built in directory of customizable Content Channels featuring Lycos' leading Internet content, allowing third parties and their users to personalize their surfing experience. Distribution channels include ISPs, OEMs, Web sites and direct marketers. NeoPlanet is a free and easy download. To learn more or to download, visit http://www.NeoPlanet.com. NeoPlanet, Inc. patent pending.

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