Radio UserLand Brings Powerful Internet Publishing to Desktop Users

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Mar 19, 2001, 00:00 ET from UserLand Software, Inc.

    MILLBRAE, Calif., March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- UserLand Software announced the
 release of Radio UserLand, software that brings, for the first time, the power
 of Web Services and XML to the personal computer desktop.
     "Radio is a turning point for the Internet," said Dave Winer, CEO of
 UserLand Software. "It provides information distribution power that was
 previously centralized on services like Yahoo and eBay. Radio is as familiar
 and easy to use as the popular websites, and since the software is running on
 the user's desktop, it offers unprecedented performance and security. Having
 control of your data means that you can easily switch to new services, and
 your data is safe on your computer under your control."
     UserLand is working with Microsoft and others to facilitate both XML-based
 interoperability conventions and a new generation of Web Services built on
 those standards.
     "Radio UserLand is at the sweet spot of the next generation of the
 Internet, bringing together XML-based web services, a decentralized approach
 to computing and the power of software," said Charles Fitzgerald, director of
 business strategy in the platform strategy group at Microsoft. "This next
 generation of the Internet promises more control for end users and renewed
 opportunity for developers."
     Radio is a powerful news publishing and routing tool that runs on the
 desktop, patterned after the easy to use "weblog" concept pioneered by
 UserLand, and supports web services protocols such as SOAP and XML-RPC,
 co-developed by Microsoft, Developmentor, IBM and the open source development
     Radio comes with a built-in XML-based application that streams news from
 authoritative publications such as Red Herring, Wired News, Salon, CNN,
 Reuters, the San Jose Mercury-News, Motley Fool, Internet.Com, and from news
 sites such as Tomalak's Realm, AppleSurf, Slashdot.Org, XML.Com, Freshmeat and
 Scripting News. Thousands of compatible XML-based news feeds are available in
 RSS format, co-developed by UserLand and Netscape.
     Glenn Fleishman, freelance reporter for the New York Times, Fortune, Wired
 and The Seattle Times, said "I've installed Radio UserLand and I'm already
 blown away. I feel like I've entered an entirely new world. This is akin to
 running Mozilla back in April 1994. Wow."
     Radio UserLand is available for free download at A subsequent version to be released in Q3 2001
 will be available as a commercial product.
     UserLand Software,, incorporated in 1988, is
 turning the Web into an easy to use writing environment with Frontier,
 high-end content management software that can host thousands of dynamic
 multi-author websites; Manila, a browser-based content management application;
 and Radio UserLand a desktop web application server. UserLand is also active
 in standards processes relating to distributed computing, in partnership with
 Microsoft, IBM, Developmentor and Netscape, and is a member of the World Wide
 Web Consortium. UserLand is a privately held company based in Millbrae, CA.
     CONTACT:  Robert Bierman of UserLand Software, Inc., 650-697-5263, or

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