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Funambol Helps EarthLink Provide Easy Sharing of Address Book Contents Across Applications and Services

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Funambol, the mobile open source software company, today announced it has licensed its address book synchronization software to EarthLink (Nasdaq: ELNK) for use across the company's wide range of applications and services.

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 22 /PRNewswire/ — Funambol, the mobile open source software company, today announced it has licensed its address book synchronization software to EarthLink (Nasdaq: ELNK) for use across the company's wide range of applications and services.

"EarthLink is pioneering the move to a more standards-based solution for address book synchronization," said Fabrizio Capobianco, CEO of Funambol. "Funambol's open source software, based on SyncML, delivers on these requirements and gives companies the ability to reap the benefits of this largely untapped market."

"Our customers want to get their Address Book data across all of their applications, from client-based email to Webmail to wireless services," said Stephen Currie, EarthLink's director of product management, Communication Products. "With Funambol's open source software, we will continue to provide services such as address book synchronization to all customers, creating a more enjoyable and useful Internet experience."

Funambol is the leading provider of open source push email, contacts and calendar software. Funambol software has been downloaded more than 1,000,000 times from its website at www.funambol.com, representing a 300 percent increase in downloads over the last 12 months.

About Funambol

Funambol is the mobile open source company and is the leading provider of open source push email and PIM for consumers. Funambol is supported by a global network of users and developers representing more than 1,000,000 downloads and 10,000 contributors in more than 200 countries. The commercial version of Funambol's software has been deployed at wireless carriers, Fortune 100 enterprises, hardware OEMs/ODMs and ISVs including customers such as Earthlink and Computer Associates. Funambol is headquartered in Redwood City, California with a development center in Italy. See http://www.funambol.com.

About EarthLink

"EarthLink. We revolve around you(TM)." As the nation's next generation Internet service provider, Atlanta-based EarthLink has earned an award-winning reputation for outstanding customer service and its suite of online products and services. EarthLink offers what every user should expect from their Internet experience: high-quality connectivity, minimal online intrusions and customizable features. Whether it's dial-up, high speed, voice, web hosting, wireless or "EarthLink Extras" like home networking or security, EarthLink connects people to the power and possibilities of the Internet. Learn more about EarthLink by calling (800) EARTHLINK or visiting EarthLink's Web site at http://www.EarthLink.net.

SOURCE Funambol

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