The Cost of "Free"
Wed, 30 Jun 1999 16:21:56 EDT

NetZero Signs Agreement With Compaq to Bundle Free Net Access With Presario
Systems, Announces $33 Million Private Placement

(exerpted from)
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 30, 1999-- NetZero, Inc.
today announced it has signed a bundling agreement with Compaq Computer
(NYSE:CPQ), the leading manufacturer of personal computers, to include
NetZero's free Internet access service with Compaq's new Presario models.

On the desktop, NetZero opens the ZeroPort(tm) window -- a movable, 1-inch-by
3-inch portion of an 800 x 600 display that continuously delivers
high-quality, 20-second ads targeted to users based on their demographic and
geographic data.

NetZero is a member of TRUSTe, an independent, non-profit, privacy initiative
that requires participating Web sites to disclose their online information
gathering and dissemination practices to consumers.

About NetZero, Inc.

NetZero provides consumers completely free Internet access and e-mail while
offering advertisers the ability to target consumers based on their profile
information. With headquarters in Westlake Village, NetZero, Inc.'s major
shareholders include Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Foundation Capital and Idealab
Capital Partners.