Bridge Develops Dynamic Online Financial Information For E*Trade(R) MarketCaster

Bridge Information Systems Provides Time Critical Financial Information to

E*TRADE Brokerage Customers



Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from Bridge Information Systems

    NEW YORK, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Bridge Information Systems (BRIDGE(R)),
 a leading global provider of financial information services, today announced
 that E*TRADE Securities, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of E*TRADE Group,
 Inc., has selected BRIDGE to integrate and provide streaming financial
 information for E*TRADE MarketCaster.  As a result, E*TRADE MarketCaster
 customers will have access to real-time stock quotes and market data developed
 and powered by Bridge Internet Solutions.
     "As brokers and investors become more Internet savvy, the demand for
 time-to-market financial services grows and the benefit of instant access to
 relevant market information becomes more apparent," said David Roscoe,
 President, Bridge Information Systems.  "Bridge Internet Solutions has the
 domain expertise to meet the needs of E*TRADE and its customers.  With our
 unique technology and comprehensive services, E*TRADE can now extend greater
 control to its brokerage clients in accessing critical market information."
     E*TRADE MarketCaster is a streaming personalized online service designed
 for E*TRADE's brokerage account holders.  It runs on the latest version of
 Bridge Internet Toolkit, which is a server-based, modular solution that
 provides the tools to create comprehensive, informative and integrated
 financial websites.  Users of MarketCaster can view quotes, news, charts,
 tables and other BRIDGE proprietary content while creating custom watch lists
 of up to 20 stocks.
     "Our partnership with BRIDGE helps us bring the pulse of the market to our
 customers' desktops," said Pam Kramer, Chief Global Product and Content
 Officer, E*TRADE Group, Inc.  "BRIDGE information gives E*TRADE MarketCaster
 customers a window into the financial markets, and strengthens their ability
 to make investment decisions in anticipation of changing market conditions."
     Along with the launch of Power E*TRADE in Japan, Sweden, the UK, Canada,
 and the United States, MarketCaster is the sixth E*TRADE product to which
 BRIDGE is contributing investing tools, technology and financial information.
 These arrangements enable E*TRADE to provide consumers with a dynamic
 real-time market command center offering some of the most comprehensive
 information available today.
     "We are thrilled that E*TRADE has once again chosen Bridge Internet
 Solutions to facilitate the integration of BRIDGE market information with its
 new online service," said Peter Coker, President, Bridge Internet Solutions.
 "Helping clients such as E*TRADE to optimize opportunities in the global
 online financial marketplace is our primary objective.  Bridge Internet
 Solutions will continue to develop turnkey solutions that not only enhance
 E*TRADE's premium financial offerings but also allow us to further strengthen
 our global relationship with E*TRADE."
     Bridge Internet Solutions is a world leader in financial website
 architecture.  It currently provides Internet solutions to over 100 major
 clients worldwide including the top five online brokerages in North America.
 Bridge Internet Solutions include the delivery and display of financial data
 and services over the Internet, the creation and maintenance of information,
 Web Design, Web Hosting and Network services.  Local language capabilities and
 innovative investment tools such as research-on-demand are part of the BRIDGE
 solution.
 
     About BRIDGE
     BRIDGE, together with its principal operating units, Bridge Information
 Systems, Telerate(R), Inc., eBRIDGESM, Bridge Trading, and BridgeNews(SM), is
 one of the world's largest providers of financial information and related
 services including trading, transaction, e-commerce, Internet and wireless
 technologies.
     BRIDGE information products include a wide range of workstations, market
 data feeds and web-browser-based applications, combined with comprehensive
 market data, in-depth news, powerful analytic tools and trading room
 integration systems.  BRIDGE, with over a quarter million users in over 65
 countries, is headquartered in New York City with the BRIDGE trading and
 Technology center in St. Louis, and major regional centers in Europe, the
 Middle East, Africa, and the Pacific Rim.  For more information visit the
 BRIDGE web site at http://www.bridge.com
 
     About E*TRADE
     E*TRADE is a global leader in online personal financial services, offering
 value-added investing, banking and research features, premium customer service
 and a redundant, proprietary Stateless Architecture(R) infrastructure.  In
 addition to the U.S., E*TRADE presently serves customers in Australia, Canada,
 Denmark, Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, and the U.K.
 through branded web sites. E*TRADE Securities, Incorporated
 (Member NASD/SIPC), and its parent company, E*TRADE Group, Inc., have offices
 in Northern California and in other major business centers in the U.S. and
 worldwide.
 
     Important Notice
     E*TRADE, the E*TRADE logo and Stateless Architecture are registered
 trademarks or trademarks of E*TRADE Securities, Incorporated.  The statements
 contained in this news release that are forward-looking are based on current
 expectations that are subject to a number of uncertainties and risks, and
 actual results may differ materially.  The uncertainties and risks include,
 but are not limited to, changes in market activity, anticipated increases in
 the rate of new customer acquisition, the conversion of new visitors to the
 site to customers, seasonality, the development of new products and services,
 the enhancement of existing products and services, competitive pressures
 (including price competition), system failures, economic and political
 conditions, changes in consumer behavior and the introduction of competing
 products having technological and/or other advantages.  Further information
 about these risks and uncertainties can be found in the information included
 in the annual report filed by the company with the SEC on Form 10-K (including
 information under the caption "Risk Factors") and quarterly reports on Form
 10-Q.
     System response and account access time may vary due to market conditions,
 trading volume, system performance and other factors.
 
 

SOURCE Bridge Information Systems
    NEW YORK, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Bridge Information Systems (BRIDGE(R)),
 a leading global provider of financial information services, today announced
 that E*TRADE Securities, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of E*TRADE Group,
 Inc., has selected BRIDGE to integrate and provide streaming financial
 information for E*TRADE MarketCaster.  As a result, E*TRADE MarketCaster
 customers will have access to real-time stock quotes and market data developed
 and powered by Bridge Internet Solutions.
     "As brokers and investors become more Internet savvy, the demand for
 time-to-market financial services grows and the benefit of instant access to
 relevant market information becomes more apparent," said David Roscoe,
 President, Bridge Information Systems.  "Bridge Internet Solutions has the
 domain expertise to meet the needs of E*TRADE and its customers.  With our
 unique technology and comprehensive services, E*TRADE can now extend greater
 control to its brokerage clients in accessing critical market information."
     E*TRADE MarketCaster is a streaming personalized online service designed
 for E*TRADE's brokerage account holders.  It runs on the latest version of
 Bridge Internet Toolkit, which is a server-based, modular solution that
 provides the tools to create comprehensive, informative and integrated
 financial websites.  Users of MarketCaster can view quotes, news, charts,
 tables and other BRIDGE proprietary content while creating custom watch lists
 of up to 20 stocks.
     "Our partnership with BRIDGE helps us bring the pulse of the market to our
 customers' desktops," said Pam Kramer, Chief Global Product and Content
 Officer, E*TRADE Group, Inc.  "BRIDGE information gives E*TRADE MarketCaster
 customers a window into the financial markets, and strengthens their ability
 to make investment decisions in anticipation of changing market conditions."
     Along with the launch of Power E*TRADE in Japan, Sweden, the UK, Canada,
 and the United States, MarketCaster is the sixth E*TRADE product to which
 BRIDGE is contributing investing tools, technology and financial information.
 These arrangements enable E*TRADE to provide consumers with a dynamic
 real-time market command center offering some of the most comprehensive
 information available today.
     "We are thrilled that E*TRADE has once again chosen Bridge Internet
 Solutions to facilitate the integration of BRIDGE market information with its
 new online service," said Peter Coker, President, Bridge Internet Solutions.
 "Helping clients such as E*TRADE to optimize opportunities in the global
 online financial marketplace is our primary objective.  Bridge Internet
 Solutions will continue to develop turnkey solutions that not only enhance
 E*TRADE's premium financial offerings but also allow us to further strengthen
 our global relationship with E*TRADE."
     Bridge Internet Solutions is a world leader in financial website
 architecture.  It currently provides Internet solutions to over 100 major
 clients worldwide including the top five online brokerages in North America.
 Bridge Internet Solutions include the delivery and display of financial data
 and services over the Internet, the creation and maintenance of information,
 Web Design, Web Hosting and Network services.  Local language capabilities and
 innovative investment tools such as research-on-demand are part of the BRIDGE
 solution.
 
     About BRIDGE
     BRIDGE, together with its principal operating units, Bridge Information
 Systems, Telerate(R), Inc., eBRIDGESM, Bridge Trading, and BridgeNews(SM), is
 one of the world's largest providers of financial information and related
 services including trading, transaction, e-commerce, Internet and wireless
 technologies.
     BRIDGE information products include a wide range of workstations, market
 data feeds and web-browser-based applications, combined with comprehensive
 market data, in-depth news, powerful analytic tools and trading room
 integration systems.  BRIDGE, with over a quarter million users in over 65
 countries, is headquartered in New York City with the BRIDGE trading and
 Technology center in St. Louis, and major regional centers in Europe, the
 Middle East, Africa, and the Pacific Rim.  For more information visit the
 BRIDGE web site at http://www.bridge.com
 
     About E*TRADE
     E*TRADE is a global leader in online personal financial services, offering
 value-added investing, banking and research features, premium customer service
 and a redundant, proprietary Stateless Architecture(R) infrastructure.  In
 addition to the U.S., E*TRADE presently serves customers in Australia, Canada,
 Denmark, Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, and the U.K.
 through branded web sites. E*TRADE Securities, Incorporated
 (Member NASD/SIPC), and its parent company, E*TRADE Group, Inc., have offices
 in Northern California and in other major business centers in the U.S. and
 worldwide.
 
     Important Notice
     E*TRADE, the E*TRADE logo and Stateless Architecture are registered
 trademarks or trademarks of E*TRADE Securities, Incorporated.  The statements
 contained in this news release that are forward-looking are based on current
 expectations that are subject to a number of uncertainties and risks, and
 actual results may differ materially.  The uncertainties and risks include,
 but are not limited to, changes in market activity, anticipated increases in
 the rate of new customer acquisition, the conversion of new visitors to the
 site to customers, seasonality, the development of new products and services,
 the enhancement of existing products and services, competitive pressures
 (including price competition), system failures, economic and political
 conditions, changes in consumer behavior and the introduction of competing
 products having technological and/or other advantages.  Further information
 about these risks and uncertainties can be found in the information included
 in the annual report filed by the company with the SEC on Form 10-K (including
 information under the caption "Risk Factors") and quarterly reports on Form
 10-Q.
     System response and account access time may vary due to market conditions,
 trading volume, system performance and other factors.
 
 SOURCE  Bridge Information Systems