Metromix.com Provides Chicago Dining and Entertainment Information To Palm OS(R) Handheld Users

Vindigo's Mobile Publishing Platform Enables Metromix.com to Provide

Wireless Entertainment Information to Consumers on the Go



Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from Tribune Company

    CHICAGO, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Metromix.com, Chicago's leading online
 entertainment guide and an affiliate Web site of chicagotribune.com, today
 announced it now provides Chicago entertainment information to Palm OS(R)
 handheld users.  Metromix.com selected the mobile publishing platform from
 Vindigo, the leading developer of personal navigation applications for
 handheld devices, to publish its dining and entertainment information to
 readers on the go.  Consumers are now able to access Metromix.com's extensive
 information about restaurants, bars and clubs from their mobile devices.
     Metromix.com is Chicago's leading entertainment guide with a searchable
 database that highlights more than 20,000 events and 15,000 destinations,
 including more than 9,000 restaurants, 3,000 bars and clubs, 300 galleries and
 150 theaters.  Metromix.com is owned and operated by Tribune Interactive, a
 subsidiary of Tribune Company (NYSE:   TRB).  In November 2000, Tribune
 Interactive formed an alliance with Vindigo to attract new mobile users to its
 entertainment Web sites.
     "Now, it's now quicker and easier for social people in and around Chicago
 to find information about local restaurants, bars and clubs when they're
 actually on the streets," said Digby Solomon, general manager for Tribune
 Interactive, Chicago.  "With Metromix.com's rich content and Vindigo's
 personal navigation technology for mobile devices we're able to extend our
 reach to a wireless audience."
     Users of Palm OS handheld devices can receive Metromix.com entertainment
 content by downloading the Vindigo application free-of-charge from
 www.metromix.com .  Existing Vindigo users may add Metromix to their Vindigo
 content channels by accessing their account information at www.vindigo.com or
 directly from their handhelds within Vindigo's "My Cities" feature.  Metromix
 content on Vindigo will be updated automatically when users sync their
 handheld devices with their computers.
 
     Metromix.com
     Metromix.com, an affiliate Web site of chicagotribune.com, is Chicago's
 leading entertainment guide with a searchable database that highlights more
 than 20,000 events and 15,000 destinations, including more than 9,000
 restaurants, 3,000 bars and clubs, 300 galleries and 150 theaters.
 Metromix.com is owned and operated by Tribune Interactive, Inc., a subsidiary
 of Tribune Company (NYSE:  TRB).
 
     Tribune Interactive, Inc.
     Tribune Interactive, Inc., a subsidiary of Tribune Company (NYSE:   TRB),
 operates leading interactive news and information sites in major markets
 across the United States, including 18 of the top 30.  Tribune Interactive's
 Web sites attract approximately 5 million unique visitors per month, and rank
 among the top 20 interactive news/information networks in the country.
 
     About Vindigo
     Vindigo is the market leading developer of personal navigation
 applications for delivering location-based content and services to mobile
 devices.  Vindigo's proprietary platform enables its partners to publish
 compelling and comprehensive location-based applications to consumers,
 customers, or employees, using Palm handheld computers or Internet-ready
 mobile phones.  The Vindigo applications allow people to explore, enjoy, and
 connect to the world around them.
     Vindigo is a privately held company backed by General Atlantic Partners
 LLC, Flatiron Partners, Carlin Ventures and select private investors.  The
 company's headquarters is located at 259 West 30th Street, 4th Floor, New
 York, NY 10001.  For information, contact Vindigo at 212-590-6900 or via the
 Web at www.vindigo.com .
 
 

SOURCE Tribune Company
    CHICAGO, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Metromix.com, Chicago's leading online
 entertainment guide and an affiliate Web site of chicagotribune.com, today
 announced it now provides Chicago entertainment information to Palm OS(R)
 handheld users.  Metromix.com selected the mobile publishing platform from
 Vindigo, the leading developer of personal navigation applications for
 handheld devices, to publish its dining and entertainment information to
 readers on the go.  Consumers are now able to access Metromix.com's extensive
 information about restaurants, bars and clubs from their mobile devices.
     Metromix.com is Chicago's leading entertainment guide with a searchable
 database that highlights more than 20,000 events and 15,000 destinations,
 including more than 9,000 restaurants, 3,000 bars and clubs, 300 galleries and
 150 theaters.  Metromix.com is owned and operated by Tribune Interactive, a
 subsidiary of Tribune Company (NYSE:   TRB).  In November 2000, Tribune
 Interactive formed an alliance with Vindigo to attract new mobile users to its
 entertainment Web sites.
     "Now, it's now quicker and easier for social people in and around Chicago
 to find information about local restaurants, bars and clubs when they're
 actually on the streets," said Digby Solomon, general manager for Tribune
 Interactive, Chicago.  "With Metromix.com's rich content and Vindigo's
 personal navigation technology for mobile devices we're able to extend our
 reach to a wireless audience."
     Users of Palm OS handheld devices can receive Metromix.com entertainment
 content by downloading the Vindigo application free-of-charge from
 www.metromix.com .  Existing Vindigo users may add Metromix to their Vindigo
 content channels by accessing their account information at www.vindigo.com or
 directly from their handhelds within Vindigo's "My Cities" feature.  Metromix
 content on Vindigo will be updated automatically when users sync their
 handheld devices with their computers.
 
     Metromix.com
     Metromix.com, an affiliate Web site of chicagotribune.com, is Chicago's
 leading entertainment guide with a searchable database that highlights more
 than 20,000 events and 15,000 destinations, including more than 9,000
 restaurants, 3,000 bars and clubs, 300 galleries and 150 theaters.
 Metromix.com is owned and operated by Tribune Interactive, Inc., a subsidiary
 of Tribune Company (NYSE:  TRB).
 
     Tribune Interactive, Inc.
     Tribune Interactive, Inc., a subsidiary of Tribune Company (NYSE:   TRB),
 operates leading interactive news and information sites in major markets
 across the United States, including 18 of the top 30.  Tribune Interactive's
 Web sites attract approximately 5 million unique visitors per month, and rank
 among the top 20 interactive news/information networks in the country.
 
     About Vindigo
     Vindigo is the market leading developer of personal navigation
 applications for delivering location-based content and services to mobile
 devices.  Vindigo's proprietary platform enables its partners to publish
 compelling and comprehensive location-based applications to consumers,
 customers, or employees, using Palm handheld computers or Internet-ready
 mobile phones.  The Vindigo applications allow people to explore, enjoy, and
 connect to the world around them.
     Vindigo is a privately held company backed by General Atlantic Partners
 LLC, Flatiron Partners, Carlin Ventures and select private investors.  The
 company's headquarters is located at 259 West 30th Street, 4th Floor, New
 York, NY 10001.  For information, contact Vindigo at 212-590-6900 or via the
 Web at www.vindigo.com .
 
 SOURCE  Tribune Company