Olive Software, Inc.

The Washington Post Partners With Olive Software to Deliver an Electronic Edition Using ActivePaper Daily®

    DENVER, CO / WASHINGTON, DC (ots) - The Washington Post announced today the selection of ActivePaper Daily by Olive Software to distribute an electronic edition. The Washington Post Electronic Edition is an exact replica of the newspaper that can be read online through any browser, and is now available at washingtonpost.com/ee. Olive Software, Inc. is a global leader in digital publishing, archiving and electronic distribution technologies. ActivePaper Daily is one of four electronic publishing solutions offered through Olive's electronic publishing platform suite. All four solutions are derived from one workflow, creating economies and generating new revenue.

    Olive's ActivePaper Daily product enables readers to view and interact with the newspaper they know and trust in a familiar format. The online reading experience is very intuitive, just like readers use the print edition, while providing many additional features. Now readers can interact with a replica their daily newspaper with a full-text search and article-level reading, e-mail and print capabilities.

    "Our readers will now have access to an exact replica of the print edition of The Washington Post wherever and whenever they choose. The Olive ActivePaper technology provides readers many options to access their Washington Post," said David Dadisman, Vice President of Circulation for The Washington Post.

    "Olive Software is proud to partner with one of the World's leading newspapers by providing an electronic publishing platform that consumers can benefit from," said Shaun Dail, Executive Vice President for Olive Software, Inc.

    Sale of The Washington Post electronic editions qualifies as paid circulation through the Audit Bureau of Circulations, which will add to newspaper revenues and lower operational costs, both online and with traditional newspaper printing and delivery.

    The Olive ActivePaper platform is XML-based, enabling exceptional flexibility, control, and management of content. Readers may access the newspaper just as it appeared in print with their web browser. The platform tools do not interfere with or change publishers' existing workflow, enabling easy implementation and a quick return on investment. In addition to electronic distribution, Olive Software solutions include AdLauncher™, a display ad conversion and delivery tool, ActivePaper Archive®, a commerce-ready digital archive and ActiveTearsheet™, a robust, interactive electronic tearsheet application.

    The Washington Post joins a rapidly growing list of Publishers online with Olive's software and microfilm digitization products. Olive provides software and services to more than 120 newspaper and magazine titles worldwide. Olive also has a number of customers in the library market.

    About The Washington Post

    The Washington Post is a daily newspaper with a total average paid circulation of 782,090 readers daily and 1,059,840 on Sundays. (ABC Audit Report 9/30/01).

    About Olive Software, Inc.

    Olive Software develops electronic publishing software for publishers and libraries, featuring a powerful electronic publishing platform. The platform offers multiple solutions derived from one workflow. Founded in 1999 by a team of experienced entrepreneurs, technologists and publishing industry veterans, the company is well on its way to becoming the industry standard in the electronic publishing space. Olive's principal shareholder is Elbit Medical Imaging Ltd.

    ActivePaper Daily® and ActivePaper Archive® are registered trademarks of Olive Software, Inc.

    ActivePaper™, AdLauncher™ and ActiveTearsheet™ are trademarks of Olive Software, Inc.

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Contact:
Shaun Dail
Olive Software
Phone    +1/720-747-1220
Email:  shaun@olivesoftware.com
URL:      http://www.active-paper.com
Mobile: +1/303-514-0839

Contact:
David Dadisman
The Washington Post
Phone    +1/202-334-5355
Email:  dadismand@washpost.com
URL:      http://washingtonpost.com/ee



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