|Inktomi and GWcom Team Up to Enable Wireless e-Commerce|
Posted: 14-Mar-2000 [Source: Business Wire]
[This alliance brings a range of e-commerce alternatives to users of WAP phones and wireless PDAs.]
Santa Clara, Calif. -- "Inktomi Corp. (NASDAQ:INKT), developer of scalable Internet infrastructure software, and GWcom, developer of the byair.com Wireless Internet Platform and Portal Service, today announced an alliance to enable advanced wireless commerce services on mobile phones and other handheld devices. The agreement will enable users to access powerful e-Commerce capabilities through WAP-enabled mobile phones and wireless PDAs, spanning a broad range of products, merchants, and content.
"The byair.com wireless portal delivers a range of offerings spanning financial services, stock trading, travel, weather, entertainment, and shopping. byair.com can be accessed by any Internet-enabled device, and can be licensed by wireless carriers or portals.
"byair.com enables users to radically expand the everyday utility of their mobile phones and PDAs, with services such as mobile shopping from their local traditional retailers, e-retailers, stock trading, travel resources, and a host of Internet information services," said Raymond Chin, Chairman and CEO of GWcom. "Inktomi's flexible commerce infrastructure provides a powerful platform to customize and deliver online shopping services to our customers."
"The Inktomi Commerce Engine provides a powerful online commerce platform for a wide range of portals, vertical portals, destination sites, merchants, devices, and software applications. Inktomi's customizable, private-label service aggregates hundreds of merchants and millions of products, enabling compelling online shopping features for users and new revenue streams for Internet and telecommunications companies. The Inktomi Commerce Engine powers commerce for over 40 leading Internet destinations representing an aggregate audience reach of over 50 million users.
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