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June 14, 1999

O'Reilly and DigitalEd Sign Exclusive Web Courses Deal with

SEBASTOPOL, CA--O'Reilly & Associates, Digital Education Systems (DigitalEd), and have signed an agreement for to resell O'Reilly/DigitalEd web-based courses. As part of the agreement, will be the exclusive online bookstore to resell the courses. The O'Reilly/DigitalEd courses, based on O'Reilly's bestselling technical books, provide a self-paced online learning experience that takes full advantage of the Web's interactivity. will offer 12 courses in O'Reilly's Web technology series plus "Introduction to the Palm Pilot." The required books for all courses will also be available at (, a leading Internet commerce site for booklovers.

" provides a unique service to the forward-thinking corporate customers who are adopting the O'Reilly/DigitalEd web-based courses," said Jill Berlin, O'Reilly's Director of Sales. "We're pleased to enter into this partnership with them to promote our state-of-the-art courseware via"

O'Reilly/DigitalEd courseware, launched in March, 1998, is being used by corporations including Cisco Systems, US Internetworking, Verio, and Sun Microsystems.

Wendy Moore, US Internetworking's director of training, said "DigitalEd enjoys instant credibility given its partnerships with expert content partners including O'Reilly & Associates. We never have to worry that DigitalEd courseware is accurate or up-to-date. Just as impressively, DigitalEd courseware is well designed, intuitively responding to how our people best learn. It doesn't require a lot of bandwidth and provides a rich, interactive learning environment that makes a very strong case for the benefits of web-based training."

DigitalEd is the leading provider of web-based training services for businesses using the Internet to deliver information technology education programs to the desktop. The Denver-based company also is developing courseware for human resource training; already available is a program that supports sexual harassment prevention efforts. DitigalEd's customers include IBM (NYSE: IBM), Cisco Systems (Nasdaq: CSCO), Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HWP), US Internetworking (Nasdaq: USIX), 3Com (Nasdaq: COMS), Verio (Nasdaq: VRIO) and Sun Microsystems (Nasdaq: SUNW). Its strategic partners include O'Reilly & Associates, WestNet Learning Technologies and Jones International, Ltd., which this year earned accreditation for Jones International University, the first Internet-only school accredited to grant college degrees. Information about DigitalEd can be found at

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