Vendors Tout Wireless Services

BOSTON (04/05/2000) - In what has become a constant trade-show theme, vendors at Spring Internet World in Los Angeles today made a flurry of wireless announcements, including application development plans, services and alliances.

The news includes:

-- Wireless ASP (application service provider) Everypath Inc. is launching a new service for corporate customers with public Web sites, allowing wireless Internet access as well as voice-enabled Web sites. The service, which includes hosting, is priced between US$2,000 to $10,000 monthly, Everypath said in a statement today.

The company further announced that 32 companies are using its technology to create wireless Web sites that also can be accessed using voice commands.

Everypath further said that it has entered into alliances with various other vendors.

Everypath, based in Santa Clara, California, will work with Engage Technologies Inc. to develop technologies to enable online advertisements for Palm Pilots, pagers, cellular phones and other wireless devices. (Engage, in Andover, Massachusetts, can be reached at +1-978-684-3884 or http://www.engage.com/.)L.M. Ericsson Telephone Co. will collaborate with Everypath to develop wireless infrastructure and standards allowing secure Internet transactions on wireless devices, Everypath announced. (Ericsson, in Stockholm, can be reached at +46-8-719-0000 or http://www.ericsson.com/.)Hewlett-Packard Co. will work with Everypath to develop and market a new wireless Internet service, taking information from various Web sites to personalize electronic services. HP will use Everypath technology to develop wireless services and products. The companies also intend to develop an adapter for Everypath's Rendering Tool to push along the creation of voice-enabled applications for mobile devices. (HP, in Palo Alto, California, can be reached at +1-650-857-1501 or http://www.hp.com/.)IGo Corp. will offer mobile access to its Web site allowing customers to buy mobile devices and accessories using Palm PDAs (personal digital assistants), WAP (wireless application protocol) devices, built-in Web browsers and telephones as part of its partnership with Everypath. (IGo, in Reno, Nevada, can be reached at +1-775-746-6140 or http://www.igo.com/.)Everypath will work with Intel Corp.'s Online Services division on global wireless Web content hosting. Everypath also will work with Sun Microsystems Inc. to provide Internet content on wireless devices.

(Intel, in Santa Clara, California, can be reached at +1-408-987-8080 or http://www.intel.com/. Sun, in Palo Alto, can be reached at +1-650-960-1300 or http://www.sun.com/.)Visto Corp. and Everypath are collaborating on enabling Visto's customers to access personal information including office e-mail, address books and calendars via wireless devices. (Visto, in Mountain View, California, can be reached at +1-650-930-5000 or http://www.visto.com/.)-- Oracle Corp.'s OracleMobile.com subsidiary has added short messaging for wireless devices to its portal Web site. Available now, the messaging service allows any Web-enabled phone to send short messages to any text-enabled wireless device or e-mail address. (Oracle, in Redwood City, California, can be reached at +1-650-506-7000 or http://www.oracle.com/.)-- Xypoint Corp. announced WebWirelessNow, a free service that allows wireless Internet access from any device. Consumers can enroll for the service in under one minute at http://www.webwirelessnow.com/.

Users will be able to access customized information, including stock quotes, weather forecasts and sports scores. (Xypoint, in Seattle, can be reached at +1-206-674-1000 or http://www.xypoint.com/.)Spring Internet World continues through Friday in Los Angeles.

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