Microsoft and AvantGo Deliver Personalized Content From Slate to

REDMOND, Wash., and SAN MATEO, Calif., Aug. 9, 1999 — The Slate® online magazine of news, politics and culture ( ), published by Microsoft Corp., and AvantGo Inc. ( ), the authority in managing mobile information, today announced that they have teamed up to deliver personalized content from Slate to readers who use handheld devices and With, readers of Slate can now keep abreast of the interactive magazine’s latest political and cultural news from their handheld devices. is the first free interactive service to give mobile consumers and businesspeople connectivity to personalized content and thousands of interactive applications via their handheld computers. Simply by visiting , users of handheld devices, such as those based on the Palm OS or Microsoft® Windows® CE operating system, can interact with Slate’s customized information offline or wirelessly in real time.

“Through, we are exposing Slate content to a broader audience while creating flexibility and customization options for the reader,”
said Scott Moore, publisher of Slate.
“With the exciting interactive service offered by AvantGo, we can make personalized daily packages of Slate content more accessible to our readers.”

“Slate is always on the cutting edge, which is why we are delighted to be offering its content through,”
said Felix Lin, CEO of AvantGo Inc.
“With Slate, and a handheld or wireless device, readers can now access their favorite content, any time, anywhere, which brings Slate closer to its readers, and readers closer to Slate.”

About Slate

Slate, the online magazine founded and edited by Michael Kinsley, is published by Microsoft (Nasdaq
). Each day, Slate offers the Internet’s informed perspective on politics, arts and culture.

About AvantGo

The authority in managing mobile information, AvantGo Inc. offers solutions for extending Web-enabled, enterprise and consumer applications to handheld computers such as those based on the Palm Computing (Nasdaq
) and Microsoft Windows CE platforms. The company recently launched, a free service for accessing personalized Web content from leading partners. AvantGo also spearheaded the Mobile Application Link initiative, an open industry standard for connecting mobile devices to server-based applications. For more information, please visit the company’s Web site at or call (650) 638-3399.

About Microsoft Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software for personal computers.

The company offers a wide range of products and services for business and personal use, each designed with the mission of making it easier and more enjoyable for people to take advantage of the full power of personal computing every day.

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