Worlds.com Software Featured on David Bowie Enhanced CD Created by UltraStar and Yahoo! Internet Life

Worlds.com Software Featured on David Bowie Enhanced CD Created by UltraStar and Yahoo! Internet Life

Business, Technology and Entertainment Editors

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 18, 2000

240,000 CDs, Complete with Worlds.com Software and Unreleased

David Bowie Video & Soundtrack, Hit Newsstands July 25

Worlds.com (OTC/BB: WDDD.OB), the leading three-dimensional (3D) entertainment portal, announced today that its Worlds Player will be featured on a special David Bowie enhanced CD created by Yahoo! Internet Life, a Ziff Davis Media publication and the world’s leading consumer Net magazine, and by UltraStar, David Bowie’s pioneering Internet entertainment company.

The CD will be bundled on 240,000 copies of the newsstand edition of Yahoo! Internet Life’s August issue, on-sale starting July 25.

The Worlds Player included on the CD, was created by Worlds.com for David Bowie’s official online community and branded ISP, “BowieNet.” The CD will feature BowieWorld, Worlds.com’s interactive 3D David Bowie channel, and an unreleased video and soundtrack by the artist developed by UltraStar and Yahoo! Internet Life.

The agreement with Yahoo! Internet Life is a continuation of Worlds.com’s initiative to partner with established media properties to build brand recognition. In the past year, Worlds has partnered with TEEN Magazine and Gentlemen’s Quarterly on CD bundle packages. Worlds.com is also the exclusive 3D technology provider for UltraStar and its subscription-based online communities including BowieNet, Hanson.Net, YankeesXtreme and ClevelandBrowns.com.

“This bundle further establishes the Worlds.com distribution model of working with major entertainment properties and using alternative distribution channels to build our on-line user base,” said Thom Kidrin, President/CEO of Worlds.com. “David Bowie is on the cutting edge of technology, music and the Internet and we feel his leadership position accurately reflects on the work we are doing at Worlds.com.”

“We are pleased to have David Bowie and his Internet Company’s creative contribution to this issue, in which Bowie is honored as the Yahoo! Internet Life Online Music Award’s Pioneer of the Year,” said Andrew Kramer, Publisher of Yahoo! Internet Life. “Worlds.com’s 3D software, included on this co-created CD, adds a new dimension to the Internet experience, particularly as it is focused on our honoree, and provides great value to our readership.”

About Worlds.com

Worlds.com, a 3D entertainment portal, leverages its proprietary technology to offer visitors a network of virtual, multi-user environments that have rich media graphics, text chat, voice-to-voice chat, streaming video and e-commerce. The environments are focused around entertainment interests and targeted communities such as music, sports, and general entertainment environments. In the Worlds’ Avatar Gallery, visitors select an avatar (3D character), and customize it into a personal virtual representation of themselves. The avatar is used to travel in and through the various virtual environments and participate in interactive activities involving entertainment, promotions, or e-commerce. Avatars can chat with one another, dance in a nightclub, e-shop, watch video clips and participate in other activities. Worlds.com is headquartered in New York City. For more information on Worlds.com, please contact Andrew Silver &/or Rebecca Fitts, Middleberg Euro rscg, (212) 699-2589/2663, andys@middleberg.com / rebecca@middleberg.com.

About Ziff Davis Media Inc.

Ziff Davis Media Inc. (www.ziffdavis.com) is the leading information authority for buying, using and experiencing technology and the Internet. It’s the largest technology and Internet magazine publisher and the sixth largest magazine publisher in the United States. In the U.S., Ziff Davis publishes PC Magazine, eWEEK, Ziff Davis SMART BUSINESS for the New Economy, Yahoo! Internet Life, eshopper, FamilyPC, Inter@ctive Week, Sm@rt Partner/Sm@rt Reseller, Computer Gaming World, Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine, Expert Gamer, Electronic Gaming Monthly and Macworld through a joint venture with International Data Group (IDG). In April 2000, Willis Stein & Partners in partnership with James D. Dunning, Jr. acquired Ziff-Davis Publishing for $780 million from Ziff-Davis Inc.

About UltraStar

UltraStar is David Bowie’s pioneering entertainment Internet Company that builds and manages exclusive, subscription-based online communities for major entertainment, sports and other affinity properties. The company specializes in developing web-based content, community and commerce sites, and in offering niche-targeted subscriptions and ISPs. Its current roster of projects includes BowieNet, Hanson.Net, YankeesXtreme, and ClevelandBrowns.com. Throughout 2000, UltraStar will announce additional entertainment, music, and sports-related subscription services to be launched during the year.

Forward Looking Statements. Except for any historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this news release contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties are described in the company’s filings with the SEC. Given these uncertainties, prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. The company disclaims any obligation to update any such factors or to announce publicly the results of any revisions to any of the forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect future events or developments.

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