Microsoft has licensed JiWire's database of WiFi hotspot locations and attributes

March 14, 2007

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SAN FRANCISCO -- JiWire, the Wi-Fi 2.0 company, announced today that Microsoft, the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential, has licensed JiWire's database of Wi-Fi hotspot locations and attributes. The database contains information about more than 143,000 Wi-Fi hotspots in 132 countries and is continually growing. More information about JiWire's Wi-Fi hotspot database may be found at www.jiwire.com.

Microsoft has licensed rights to use the database in a number of online and offline properties. The first implementation can be seen at http://hotspot.msn.com.

"JiWire assembled and maintains a comprehensive Wi-Fi directory, making it a natural choice for inclusion in Microsoft products and services," said Stefan Weitz, director of Planning for MSN at Microsoft Corp. "JiWire's data is helping Microsoft to provide the best possible Internet experience to our customers by helping them get online wherever and whenever they want."

"JiWire has built the world's largest registry of public Wi-Fi networks and is pioneering creative uses of this database, including the delivery of location-aware content and advertising to Wi-Fi users, which is the hallmark of Wi-Fi 2.0," said Kevin McKenzie, chief executive officer, JiWire. "We are excited to enable Microsoft to create compelling mobile Internet experiences for its customers."

JiWire Inc.

Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT)

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