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Issue #2003 - 05 (February 2003)
(Updated Feb. 13, 2003)

APPLICATION SOLUTIONS & APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT

GlobalDining Wireless Portal Serves Up Custom Weather

Boulder, CO and San Francisco, CA - February 4, 2003 - Custom Weather,  Inc., the leading supplier of syndicated weather data, and GETLiSa(tm),  the wireless Local Information Service Assistant, announced an agreement to join forces in an undertaking designed to bring highly valued, revenue-generating applications to the wireless medium. 

The integration of Custom Weather's highly accurate weather related reports and forecasts into the popular GlobalDining(tm) application of GETLiSa(tm), (Local Information Service Assistant) offers the next generation of revenue-generating applications to carriers. GlobalDining users have the option to immediately view location-specific weather information as they make dining plans. The integration of instant, relevant planning information such as location-specific weather brings a new level of value to the GlobalDining user experience.

"Having GetLISA(tm) as a partner gives CustomWeather another avenue to present its location-based forecasts to consumers," said Geoff Flint, CEO of CustomWeather. "Integrating relevant weather information with any kind of recreational or travel-related service instantly adds value to the offering. Our technology makes it easy, so that implementation and roll-out occur quickly and efficiently."

In addition to the GlobalDining(tm) Worldwide Restaurant finder, GETLiSa(tm) offers TaxiQuick(tm), a Location Based Taxi application and several other applications that perform the function of connecting 
merchants to the wireless Internet. The GETLiSa(tm) platform offers carriers the ability to deliver applications via voice, SMS or WAP and combines a fully optimized set of user interfaces with premium content.

"Custom Weather is an industry leader, with key Carrier customers around the globe. Our team is delighted to be working closely together with Custom Weather to deliver more useful features within our suite of applications," said Jim Nardulli, GETLiSa(tm) President. "We expect that corporate sponsorship of the weather reports that we deliver will prove to be a sound source of revenue for us and our carrier partners going forward."

ABOUT CUSTOM WEATHER, INC. 
CustomWeather, headquartered in San Francisco, CA, offers syndicated custom weather content, services and applications that are designed to be fully integrated and private-labeled. 

ABOUT GlobalDining.
GlobalDining is a worldwide dining portal available only through GETLiSa(tm), an interlinked suite of Wireless applications all of which are highly personalized and location aware. Other core applications 
include CustomWeather, TaxiQuick(tm) and Wireless Rewards(r). GETLiSa(tm) applications are deployed on wireless networks around the world, including Nextel, Cingular, AT&T Wireless, Qwest Wireless, KDDI (Japan) and Palm.net. 

Source: Global Dining press release

MobileInfo Comments and Advisory: Serving custom-weather is an excellent wireless application. We compliment Global Dining and Custom Weather for this application. However, resolution of reporting location-based weather must be finer than what you get in the newspapers and internet portals. To report average weather conditions for the entire city of Chicago or Los Angeles may not be good enough. We should be able to say what is it like in different parts of the city. Therefore, one should implement zoom in capability like maps. This will require a mechanism for some body feeding that information into the portal on regular basis.  Therefore, the second requirement is that weather must be updated frequently like every hour.

 

Note: This news release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and section 21E of Securities Exchange act of 1934 in USA. Similar provisions exist in other countries. There is no assurance that the stipulated plans of vendors will be implemented. MobileInfo does not warrant the authenticity of the information. Readers should take appropriate caution in developing plans utilizing these products, services and technology architectures.  All trademarks used in this summary are the property of their respective owners.


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