Sprint and Hoover's Provide Business Information Via The Sprint PCS Wireless Web

Customers Gain Access to Hoover's Online Virtually Anywhere, Anytime Via

Sprint PCS Nationwide Network



Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from Sprint

    KANSAS CITY, Mo., and AUSTIN, Texas, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News
 Release/ -- Sprint (NYSE:   FON, PCS), which operates the fastest-growing,
 all-digital, all-PCS carrier in the United States, and Hoover's, Inc.
 (Nasdaq: HOOV), a leading provider of online business information, tools and
 content integration and syndication technology, today announced the
 availability of Hoover's Online ( www.hoovers.com ), the businessperson's
 premier online information resource, via the Sprint PCS Wireless Web.
     Sprint PCS customers can now search for and retrieve information on
 approximately 17,000 public and private enterprises worldwide via Hoover's
 Online. Users can conduct searches by company name or ticker symbol to find
 company descriptions, locations, basic financials, top officers, competitors,
 stock quotes and news, all from their Sprint PCS Internet-ready phones.
     "We're pleased to be able to bring the leading online provider of business
 tools, services and information to our customers on the Sprint PCS Wireless
 Web," said Jay Highley, vice president, business marketing, Sprint PCS. "Our
 partnership with Hoover's demonstrates our continuing commitment to provide
 our business customers with the tools they need to maintain a competitive
 edge."
     "This agreement with Sprint PCS fortifies Hoover's position as a leader in
 the delivery of high-quality business content and services anywhere and any
 time our customers want it," said Craig Lakey, vice president of marketing,
 Hoover's Online. "This alliance further builds upon our wireless initiative to
 deliver Hoover's content across a wide range of Internet-capable wireless
 devices."
 
     About Sprint
     Sprint is a world-class global communications company -- at the forefront
 of integrating wireline and wireless communications services. Sprint is a
 large carrier of Internet traffic and a leader in broadband communications.
 Sprint built and operates the United States' first nationwide all-digital,
 fiber-optic network and provides a portfolio of advanced data communications
 services. Sprint operates the largest 100-percent digital, 100-percent PCS
 nationwide wireless network in the United States, already serving the majority
 of the nation's metropolitan areas including more than 4,000 cities and
 communities across the country. Sprint has $23 billion in annual revenues and
 serves more than 23 million business and residential customers. For more
 information, visit the Sprint PCS web site at http://www.sprintpcs.com .
     Sprint PCS offers a program designed to assist developers in the creation
 of wireless Internet applications for the Sprint PCS Network and the wireless
 data industry. The Sprint PCS Wireless WebSM Application Developer's Program,
 which is posted at http://developer.sprintpcs.com, provides technical
 assistance and a developer's forum to foster compelling application
 development. The site also provides industry information and information on
 current and future Sprint PCS wireless data products, tools and services.
 
     About Hoover's, Inc.
     Hoover's, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOOV) provides online business information, tools,
 and content integration and syndication technology to help businesspeople get
 their jobs done. Hoover's information is available through its destination
 sites Hoover's Online ( http://www.hoovers.com ) and the company's other sites
 in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the U.K., through syndication and co-
 branding agreements with more than 30 other online services, and through
 customized applications developed for enterprise information portals,
 corporate intranets and business-to-business vertical and content sites.
 Hoover's investors include AOL Time Warner (NYSE:   AOL), Media General (AMEX:  
 MEG.A), NBC -- a unit of General Electric (NYSE:   GE), and Knowledge Universe,
 through its Knowledge Net Holdings and Nextera Enterprises (Nasdaq: NXRA)
 units. Hoover's is headquartered in Austin, Texas, and has offices in London,
 New York City and San Francisco.
 
     "Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
 of 1995: This press release may contain forward-looking statements relating to
 future events or results that involve risks and uncertainties, including
 statements regarding the expected benefits of strategic relationships, future
 services and new products. Among the important factors which could cause
 actual results of Hoover's to differ materially from those in the forward-
 looking statements are the market demand and acceptance of new and enhanced
 services, the success of new features and tools from Hoover's Online and
 Hoover's Media Technologies, the retention of subscribers and customers,
 ability to attract new subscribers and customers, competition, economic
 conditions specific to the Internet, as well as general economic and market
 conditions and other factors described in Hoover's reports and documents filed
 from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its
 prospectus and recent 10-K and 10-Q filings.
 
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SOURCE Sprint
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., and AUSTIN, Texas, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News
 Release/ -- Sprint (NYSE:   FON, PCS), which operates the fastest-growing,
 all-digital, all-PCS carrier in the United States, and Hoover's, Inc.
 (Nasdaq: HOOV), a leading provider of online business information, tools and
 content integration and syndication technology, today announced the
 availability of Hoover's Online ( www.hoovers.com ), the businessperson's
 premier online information resource, via the Sprint PCS Wireless Web.
     Sprint PCS customers can now search for and retrieve information on
 approximately 17,000 public and private enterprises worldwide via Hoover's
 Online. Users can conduct searches by company name or ticker symbol to find
 company descriptions, locations, basic financials, top officers, competitors,
 stock quotes and news, all from their Sprint PCS Internet-ready phones.
     "We're pleased to be able to bring the leading online provider of business
 tools, services and information to our customers on the Sprint PCS Wireless
 Web," said Jay Highley, vice president, business marketing, Sprint PCS. "Our
 partnership with Hoover's demonstrates our continuing commitment to provide
 our business customers with the tools they need to maintain a competitive
 edge."
     "This agreement with Sprint PCS fortifies Hoover's position as a leader in
 the delivery of high-quality business content and services anywhere and any
 time our customers want it," said Craig Lakey, vice president of marketing,
 Hoover's Online. "This alliance further builds upon our wireless initiative to
 deliver Hoover's content across a wide range of Internet-capable wireless
 devices."
 
     About Sprint
     Sprint is a world-class global communications company -- at the forefront
 of integrating wireline and wireless communications services. Sprint is a
 large carrier of Internet traffic and a leader in broadband communications.
 Sprint built and operates the United States' first nationwide all-digital,
 fiber-optic network and provides a portfolio of advanced data communications
 services. Sprint operates the largest 100-percent digital, 100-percent PCS
 nationwide wireless network in the United States, already serving the majority
 of the nation's metropolitan areas including more than 4,000 cities and
 communities across the country. Sprint has $23 billion in annual revenues and
 serves more than 23 million business and residential customers. For more
 information, visit the Sprint PCS web site at http://www.sprintpcs.com .
     Sprint PCS offers a program designed to assist developers in the creation
 of wireless Internet applications for the Sprint PCS Network and the wireless
 data industry. The Sprint PCS Wireless WebSM Application Developer's Program,
 which is posted at http://developer.sprintpcs.com, provides technical
 assistance and a developer's forum to foster compelling application
 development. The site also provides industry information and information on
 current and future Sprint PCS wireless data products, tools and services.
 
     About Hoover's, Inc.
     Hoover's, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOOV) provides online business information, tools,
 and content integration and syndication technology to help businesspeople get
 their jobs done. Hoover's information is available through its destination
 sites Hoover's Online ( http://www.hoovers.com ) and the company's other sites
 in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the U.K., through syndication and co-
 branding agreements with more than 30 other online services, and through
 customized applications developed for enterprise information portals,
 corporate intranets and business-to-business vertical and content sites.
 Hoover's investors include AOL Time Warner (NYSE:   AOL), Media General (AMEX:  
 MEG.A), NBC -- a unit of General Electric (NYSE:   GE), and Knowledge Universe,
 through its Knowledge Net Holdings and Nextera Enterprises (Nasdaq: NXRA)
 units. Hoover's is headquartered in Austin, Texas, and has offices in London,
 New York City and San Francisco.
 
     "Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
 of 1995: This press release may contain forward-looking statements relating to
 future events or results that involve risks and uncertainties, including
 statements regarding the expected benefits of strategic relationships, future
 services and new products. Among the important factors which could cause
 actual results of Hoover's to differ materially from those in the forward-
 looking statements are the market demand and acceptance of new and enhanced
 services, the success of new features and tools from Hoover's Online and
 Hoover's Media Technologies, the retention of subscribers and customers,
 ability to attract new subscribers and customers, competition, economic
 conditions specific to the Internet, as well as general economic and market
 conditions and other factors described in Hoover's reports and documents filed
 from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its
 prospectus and recent 10-K and 10-Q filings.
 
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