Mapquest announced two new products, MapQuest Navigator and Web based mobile services

April 4, 2006

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LAS VEGAS -- As part of MapQuest's ongoing commitment to make maps and directions available on mobile devices, the Company today announced two new products, MapQuest Navigator and Web based mobile services, making it easier for consumers to find their destinations. MapQuest is the leading mapping destination on the Web* serving upwards of 40 million individuals and thousands of businesses with software solutions. MapQuest, a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL LLC, joins its parent company in its commitment to bring its most popular content and services to mobile users everywhere.

MapQuest(r) Navigator, in partnership with Telmap, will soon enable consumers to access Global Positioning Service (GPS), turn-by-turn, voice-guided directions on mobile phones. The MapQuest Navigator service represents leading-edge technology in online navigation and gives consumers a powerful new level of convenience that's available when they need it most.

Based on the next generation technology 'MOND' Mobile Optimized Navigation Data, from Telmap, a world-leading provider of mobile mapping and navigation solutions MapQuest Navigator displays dynamic, full-color maps and provides accurate turn-by-turn navigation instructions by voice, graphics and text. The system includes a database of millions of restaurants, hotels, theaters and other points of interest which consumers can navigate to, direct dial to make reservations or send any location to a friend via text message.

MapQuest also announced that it is making it easier for consumers with Web-enabled mobile phones to access MapQuest.com. Available now, the free Web service is specifically designed and formatted for mobile phones and provides a convenient way for anyone with a Web-enabled phone to access interactive maps, get driving directions and find places. The service is based on technology from InfoGin Ltd., a leading pioneer of Web to mobile content adaptation solutions. Consumers can access this service on their mobile phones by going to http://wap.mapquest.com.

"MapQuest Navigator and Web-enabled services provide consumers with some of the most powerful and convenient solutions for finding places while they are mobile," said Jim Greiner, VP and GM of MapQuest. "We're giving consumers the ability to find any place and get there whenever and wherever they need it most - while they are on the go."

Mapquest Inc.

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