AvantGo delivers ZDNet content

Having provided the technology plateform for Malaysia's Skali.com to bring its web-site to mobile members, Avatgo is on the move again to deliver content to mobile users. This time with ZDNet.

SAN FRANCISCO - AvantGo Inc, the mobile Internet service provider who has recently partnered Malaysia's Skali.com is on the move again to deliver more content to its mobile users.

This time, the alliance is with ZDNet, a CNET Networks company, to enable AvantGo's mobile users to access ZDNet content and services from mobile phones, palm-sized computers and other wireless devices.

AvantGo is a U.S. provider of mobile infrastructure software and services. ZDNet will be the latest addition to its roster of top-tier content providers.

"Our goal is to provide AvantGo users a wide variety of content sources that suit their needs, with the assurance that everything we offer comes from the Web's most trusted brands," said Mike Aufricht, general manager of AvantGo Mobile Internet. "ZDNet is a great fit for our users, and is likely to become one of our most popular offerings, as technology content ranks among our users' top interests."

The alliance will give rise to a new application entitled ZDNet-To-Go, which will deliver ZDNet's mproduct reviews, tips, palm downloads and palm games to AvantGo's more than 1.2 million users.

In addition, AvantGo has also chosen ZDNet to become a provider of technology information and services to users of Motorola WAP phones via the My Motorola service.

"One of the major initiatives of ZDNet, and of CNET Networks as a whole, is to bring our award-winning information and services for technology buyers and sellers to customers on all platforms," said Barry Briggs, President of CNET Networks, Media division. "By expanding our global footprint through top wireless service providers like AvantGo, we are making the ZDNet brand even more accessible to millions of existing and future customers around the world."

The partners plan on rolling out an application, "COMDEX to Go," this week, for the COMDEX 2000 trade show in Las Vegas that will provide wireless users access to the list of companies exhibiting at the show, and their booth numbers.

Other services in COMDEX-to-Go includes keynote scheduling information, news and reviews.

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