For Immediate Release

WAIS Inc. Joins MecklerWeb as Core Technology Partner

INTERNET WORLD, SAN JOSE, Calif., June 1, 1994 -- WAIS Inc. announced today its intention to supply products and services as a core technology partner of MecklerWeb. WAIS Inc. views MecklerWeb as a coordinated initiative to forward the technologies and commercial possibilities of network-enabled systems, furthering its vision of network publishing.

"MecklerWeb has assembled and focused the efforts of an impressive group of business partners, all seeking to use networks to better communicate with audiences of all kinds. We expect the experiences gained by MecklerWeb participants to accelerate the adoption of open systems for network-enabled applications," said Brewster Kahle, president of WAIS Inc.

WAIS Inc. licenses search engines and protocols for use over wide area networks, as well as publishing tools and turn-key services for accessing those servers by Mosaic and other user interface tools. WAIS Inc.'s customers include Dow Jones, Encyclopedia Britannica, and Scholastic, Inc. Using standards-based hardware, software, and protocols, WAIS Inc. can help virtually any publisher become an online service.

WAIS Inc., 1040 Noel Drive, Menlo Park, CA 94025

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