Vodafone Confirms Partners for Its Global Platform and Internet Group

Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from Vodafone Group Plc

    NEW YORK, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Vodafone Group Plc ("Vodafone") today
 confirms the content and technology partners chosen for its Global Platform
 and Internet Services Group ("VGP"). The partnerships include:
 
     -- New York Times Digital;
     -- MedicinePlanet, Inc.;
     -- ScreamingMedia, Inc.;
     -- Cambridge Technology Partners;
     -- AirFlash, Inc.; and
     -- Google Inc.
 
     The partnerships will add design, customized content, advanced search
 technology, content integration and location-based services to the Vodafone
 Global Platform.  The VGP designs, builds and maintains Vodafone's global
 portal outside of Europe.
     Vodafone customers -- wherever they travel -- can log onto the Vizzavi
 site and easily select the exact information they want to receive via their
 wireless device, including stock quotes, weather reports, travel information,
 sports updates and other lifestyle information -- all designed to make
 managing their life more simple.
     "The partnerships we've obtained bring the value and expertise required to
 continually leverage cost effective solutions for our mobile affiliates," said
 Tomas Isaksson, President Global Platform and Internet Group.
 
     Content Partners:
     New York Times Digital, MedicinePlanet, Inc., and ScreamingMedia, Inc. are
 providing wireless Internet content to Vizzavi users outside of Europe.
 Content from New York Times Digital includes headlines and abstracts from
 NYTimes.com and is available on the portal.  Medicine Planet provides
 comprehensive health guides and services to mobile Internet users. Through its
 content aggregation, processing and integration software solution,
 ScreamingMedia delivers customized content to Vodafone's wireless portal.
 
     Technology Partners:
     Cambridge Technology Partners, AirFlash, Inc., and Google Inc. are
 delivering technology services that enhance wireless content on a global level
 for the VGP. The VGP designs, builds and maintains the global portal in
 Vodafone's territories outside of Europe. Cambridge's cognitive and visual
 designs establish a global and local user experience through regional
 personalized sites that includes both an Internet and WAP solution. AirFlash,
 Inc. builds location-relevant wireless services for Vodafone's mobile
 customers including business listings, driving and walking directions, a
 restaurant finder and community applications.  Google Inc. integrates the
 company's advanced search engine, Web directory and wireless technology into
 the VGP's entire network of Internet portal sites.
 
 

SOURCE Vodafone Group Plc
    NEW YORK, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Vodafone Group Plc ("Vodafone") today
 confirms the content and technology partners chosen for its Global Platform
 and Internet Services Group ("VGP"). The partnerships include:
 
     -- New York Times Digital;
     -- MedicinePlanet, Inc.;
     -- ScreamingMedia, Inc.;
     -- Cambridge Technology Partners;
     -- AirFlash, Inc.; and
     -- Google Inc.
 
     The partnerships will add design, customized content, advanced search
 technology, content integration and location-based services to the Vodafone
 Global Platform.  The VGP designs, builds and maintains Vodafone's global
 portal outside of Europe.
     Vodafone customers -- wherever they travel -- can log onto the Vizzavi
 site and easily select the exact information they want to receive via their
 wireless device, including stock quotes, weather reports, travel information,
 sports updates and other lifestyle information -- all designed to make
 managing their life more simple.
     "The partnerships we've obtained bring the value and expertise required to
 continually leverage cost effective solutions for our mobile affiliates," said
 Tomas Isaksson, President Global Platform and Internet Group.
 
     Content Partners:
     New York Times Digital, MedicinePlanet, Inc., and ScreamingMedia, Inc. are
 providing wireless Internet content to Vizzavi users outside of Europe.
 Content from New York Times Digital includes headlines and abstracts from
 NYTimes.com and is available on the portal.  Medicine Planet provides
 comprehensive health guides and services to mobile Internet users. Through its
 content aggregation, processing and integration software solution,
 ScreamingMedia delivers customized content to Vodafone's wireless portal.
 
     Technology Partners:
     Cambridge Technology Partners, AirFlash, Inc., and Google Inc. are
 delivering technology services that enhance wireless content on a global level
 for the VGP. The VGP designs, builds and maintains the global portal in
 Vodafone's territories outside of Europe. Cambridge's cognitive and visual
 designs establish a global and local user experience through regional
 personalized sites that includes both an Internet and WAP solution. AirFlash,
 Inc. builds location-relevant wireless services for Vodafone's mobile
 customers including business listings, driving and walking directions, a
 restaurant finder and community applications.  Google Inc. integrates the
 company's advanced search engine, Web directory and wireless technology into
 the VGP's entire network of Internet portal sites.
 
 SOURCE  Vodafone Group Plc