(New York / Helsinki) August 5, 1999 - Razorfish, Inc. (NASDAQ: RAZF), a
provider of Digital Change Management(sm) solutions, announced today
that it has joined the Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) Forum, whose
members include Phone.com, Nokia, Motorola, Symbian, Ericsson, and
Microsoft. The WAP Forum promotes WAP, the industry-wide specification
for technology useful in developing advanced applications and services
that operate over wireless communication networks, mobile phones,
pagers, personal digital assistants, and other wireless devices.
"Razorfish is pleased to join the WAP Forum, which includes the world's
most prominent players on the mobile market," said Craig Kanarick, chief
scientist, Razorfish, Inc. "Our mobile technology groups are already
pioneering multiple projects in the mobile area, and we look forward
collaborating with the WAP Forum to shape future industry standards."
The WAP Forum comprises over 90 members, including manufacturers
representing 90% of the worldwide mobile handset market, carriers with
over 100 million subscribers, leading infrastructure providers, PC
software companies and other companies that deliver solutions to the
wireless industry. With active participation from the entire industry,
the WAP Forum has delivered a set of standard protocols and an
application environment designed to run on top of most wireless network
Mobile Solutions team leader, Markus Wartiovaara, comments: “Mobile
communication services are an integral part of the integrated
communications solutions that Razorfish offers today”. He continues:
“Joining the WAP Forum is one of our efforts within Mobile Services to
our customers. Our aim is to implement technology to develop services
that have a real impact on how people and organizations live and work
Razorfish, Inc. was an early developer of mobile Internet services.
Razorfish mobile applications have been presented at the World GSM
Congress in Cannes, France; at the telecom operators conference in
Zell-am-See, Austria; and at the annual CeBit '99 exhibition in
Hannover, Germany. Razorfish maintains working relationships with
leading mobile phone manufacturers around the world.
Forward-Looking Statement Disclaimer
Certain statements made in this press release, including statements that
are not a statement of historical fact, may constitute "forward-looking"
statements as defined in the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Readers
are cautioned that all forward-looking statements involve risks
associated with such factors as the substantial indebtedness of the
Company, lack of profitable operations, need to manage change in
business strategy, FCC authorizations and other governmental
regulations, competition, physical limitations of wireless cable
transmission and other factors set forth in more detail in the Company's
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Founded in 1995, Razorfish is a strategic digital communications company
with offices in Hamburg, Helsinki, Los Angeles, London, New York, San
Francisco, Stockholm, and Oslo. Razorfish provides Digital Change
Management(sm) strategy, design, and technology services to leading
companies and organizations worldwide. Recent Razorfish clients include
Excite, Nokia, KPMG, Reuters, and Charles Schwab. More information about
Razorfish or WAP may be found at www.razorfish.com, www.razorfish.fi.
Tel: +358-9-612 2340
Razorfish, New York