MyWay.com, a leading developer and distributor of wired and wireless portal solutions and a majority-owned operating company of CMGI, Inc. (Nasdaq:CMGI), and Phone.com, Inc. (Nasdaq:PHCM), a leading provider of mobile Internet software and services, announced today a strategic alliance to provide wireless network operators with a customized portal service offering. This alliance marks the integration of MyWay.com's broad suite of personalized Internet content with the Phone.com(TM) MyPhone(TM) portal framework and suite of communication services, which is expected to provide wireless network operators extensive cross-service integration and personalization, ensuring easy-to-use wireless access.
Phone.com's MyPhone provides wireless-ready communications applications, tools and interfaces that make a comprehensive wireless service consistent and easy to use. MyWay.com provides a highly personalized web portal with a wide variety of Internet content that is accessible from multiple devices. As part of the non-exclusive agreement, the MyWay.com offering will be integrated with MyPhone--allowing wireless network operators to rapidly come to market with a comprehensive high quality wireless portal offering.
"The ability to personalize the Internet experience is essential for wireless users who expect convenient and fast access to relevant information and services," said Mark Cullinane, Vice President of Global Internet Partnerships for MyWay.com. "With MyWay.com and Phone.com's comprehensive and integrated solution, we can now offer customers a more complete and compelling personalized user experience."
"As a principal supplier of wireless services for network operators, Phone.com is pleased to offer the flexibility to integrate the MyPhone suite of communication services with MyWay.com's robust content into a comprehensive wireless offering for subscribers," said Ben Linder, Vice President of Marketing for Phone.com. "This alliance leverages technologies from both companies and enables users to customize the site specifically for wireless access--providing users with the information they want and need."
MyWay.com aggregates content and applications from more than 65 leading information partners including AccuWeather, Reuters, TheStreet.com, and ZDNet, making it one of the most content-rich sites on the Web. The portal also features best-of-breed applications from CMGI operating companies and CMGI @Ventures companies, including AltaVista Search, Engage, Tribal Voice, Vicinity and KOZ.com.
Phone.com services are broadly used throughout the wireless industry--with over 50 wireless network operator customers worldwide and more than 25 handset manufacture licensees, its network infrastructure software allows wireless network operators the ability to offer users access to the Internet using a wide range of mobile devices. The integration of applications on top of the underlying network structure makes Phone.com's offering one of the most complete and integrated mobile service offerings available today.
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