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To: Speirs, Robert who started this subject9/27/2000 11:52:25 AM
From: Gabe Heti
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InfoInterActive unveils Airvoyant

InfoInterActive Inc IIA
Shares issued 19,018,589 Sep 26 close $6.35
Wed 27 Sept 2000 News Release
Mr. Bill McMullin reports
InfoInterActive has unveiled Airvoyant, a service platform and family of
new real-time call control services for wireless carriers and their
customers. Using Airvoyant, wireless subscribers can now do more with their
wireless telephones and Internet-enabled devices without introducing
complexity, offering wireless carriers the opportunity for both new revenue
and improved customer loyalty. The first two applications, AirvoyantCSD and
AirvoyantCallMate, are ready today and InfoInterActive is holding live
demonstrations at PCIA GlobalXChange (booth 839) -- the place where the
wireless world converges -- being held at Chicago's McCormick Place Sept.
26 to Sept. 29.
"The opportunity and need for real-time call management technology goes
well beyond the standard PC connected to the Internet," says Bill McMullin,
chief executive officer and chairman of InfoInterActive. "The Airvoyant
platform and family of products address the wireless portion of this
opportunity and deliver on our vision where consumers can manage calls made
to any of their telephone numbers no matter where they happen to be. Key to
Airvoyant is the ability to do this in a dead simple manner and without the
need for new telephone numbers."
The Airvoyant platform uses industry-standard technology to deliver
powerful new services quickly, in a cost-effective manner and with a range
of network interfaces appropriate for wireless carriers. It can also be
used to host other InfoInterActive services such as Internet Call Manager
and FlexLine.
Two Airvoyant services are ready for immediate deployment. AirvoyantCSD and
AirvoyantCallMate enable cellular phone users to monitor and manage calls
to their cellphones as they happen using their laptop and desktop
computers. Future products will embed real-time Internet call management
technology into Internet-enabled wireless devices such as data-enabled
cellular phones, two-way pagers and palmtop organizers.
The only service of its kind in the world, AirvoyantCSD allows data-enabled
cellphone users to monitor and manage incoming calls while their phones are
being used to access the Internet. Normally, when wireless customers are
dialled into the Net with their cellphones, they have no way of knowing
someone is trying to reach them. With AirvoyantCSD, however, they are
always accessible. Each time a call comes in and an AirvoyantCSD customer
is on-line, an interactive windows pops up in real time on the screen of
the customer's laptop computer providing the caller's name, phone number,
city and state/province. The user can choose one of several options to
manage the call including answering it, sending it to voice mail, ignoring
it, or playing the caller one of several personalized, prerecorded
"Accessibility is the number one benefit of AirvoyantCSD," says Giles
Crouch, InfoInterActive's director of marketing. "The service is ideal for
road warriors, business people who spend the majority of their time
travelling and rely on wireless as their primary, and often sole, means of
communication. Laptop computers, wireless phones, wireless Internet and now
AirvoyantCSD are indispensable tools of the trade for this group."
AirvoyantCallMate is designed for people who use their wireless phones
frequently but also spend a lot of time at their Internet-connected desktop
computers-perfect for small business, home office and enterprise workers.
AirvoyantCallMate adds value to every call placed to a wireless phone by
displaying complete call information on the desktop, regardless of whether
the phone is turned on or off, whether the user is in range or experiencing
poor reception, whether the phone is digital or analogue, and even while
the user is using the phone on a normal telephone call. If the phone is
turned on and able to receive a call, both the phone and AirvoyantCallMate
desktop application ring at the same time. In every case, AirvoyantCallMate
displays the name, number, city and state/province of the caller, and
allows each call to be answered, ignored, a customized message played for
the caller, or the call sent to voice mail. With nearly all phones in use
today lacking caller name display (and many lacking caller number display),
coupled with the millions of calls placed to wireless phones every day that
are missed due to poor reception or the units being turned off,
AirvoyantCallMate brings tremendous new management potential to millions of
wireless phone users right away even before the next generation of
real-time Internet-enabled handsets reach the market. And since wireless
carriers typically receive revenue on every completed call, it is great for
both the wireless carriers and their customers.
AirvoyantCSD and AirvoyantCallMate will be sold exclusively through
wireless carriers and are available immediately to carriers throughout
North America. InfoInterActive will work with resellers to customize the
services to their specific needs, providing unique services that can be
added to their existing line of services or bundled with packages to
increase revenue opportunities and customer loyalty. Interested resellers
can visit or call toll-free 1-866-210-2442 to learn more
about the Airvoyant family of products.
WARNING: The company relies upon litigation protection for
"forward-looking" statements.
(c) Copyright 2000 Canjex Publishing Ltd.

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To: Speirs, Robert who started this subject10/7/2000 10:28:32 AM
From: bafan_57
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IIA mentioned:

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To: bafan_57 who wrote (1613)10/7/2000 11:16:09 PM
From: Lonnie
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Thanks for the link. I had heard about this mention but couldn't find it on the link through globalinvestor.
Before the article link disappears I'll post it up.

"Another thing most of us will want on our handhelds
is call management software, which
InfoInterActive (IIAA:Nasdaq - news) is pioneering.
This is one of my few remaining long positions, so
keep that potential conflict in mind as you read on.

For a few bucks a month, InfoInterActive notifies
you when a call comes in over the line you're using
to access the Internet, allowing you to answer,
ignore or send it to one of several voice mailboxes.

The service has been licensed by some big-name
telcos, including Verizon (VZ:NYSE - news) and
Sprint Canada, which led to some optimistic
growth forecasts for 2000. These haven't panned
out, and the stock has settled into a narrow trading
range on extremely low volume.

But there are reasons to expect better things in
2001. First, the Verizon deal, which will give
InfoInterActive access to around 5 million of the
Baby Bell's customers, hasn't kicked in yet. When
it does, in the first quarter of next year, it should
produce a nice jump in subscribers.

Second, and potentially more important, is a recent
linkup with Intel (INTC:Nasdaq - news), which
bought a piece of the company and chose it to
supply the call management capabilities for the chip
giant's new line of information appliances. These will
start shipping in the first quarter, with Intel
predicting annual unit sales in the high six figures.

And a few days ago InfoInterActive released what it
says is the first wireless call management
application. Though this early version has a lot of
limitations, it does let someone trading stocks on a
Web-enabled phone know when a call comes in and
then handles it for them.

Now for the final piece of this puzzle: According to a
source at Intel, one of the reasons it bought into
InfoInterActive was that the latter holds what looks
to be defensible patents on Internet call

InfoInterActive hasn't chosen to defend the patents
from the other companies offering such services
because, says CEO Bill McMullen, "As a small
company in a space typically dominated by the
Nortels (NT:NYSE - news) and Lucents (LU:NYSE
- news), we didn't think it would be wise to start by
suing everyone. ... That's not to say that we won't
ever start fights over these things."

Cool stories, these. But not sure things by any
means. Both of these companies are tiny, untested
and on the bleeding edge of businesses that barely
exist at the moment. So be careful here. Don't bet
big on either until they're clearly gaining traction."

John Rubino, a former equity and bond analyst, is a
frequent contributor to Individual Investor, Your
Money and Consumers Digest. His first book, Main
Street, Not Wall Street, was published by William
Morrow in 1998. At time of publication he was long
InfoInterActive, though positions can change at
anytime. While Rubino cannot provide investment
advice or recommendations, he invites your
feedback at

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To: Speirs, Robert who started this subject5/18/2001 12:06:43 PM
From: Marc
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America Online, Inc. To Acquire InfoInterActive Inc.

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To: Marc who wrote (1615)5/18/2001 12:58:20 PM
From: Herb Duncan
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What are the chances there may be competing bids? If none I guess I lick my wounds and go home. shud a sold, shud a sold, shud a sold....................%$@(*&^)(??i

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To: Herb Duncan who wrote (1616)5/18/2001 1:16:39 PM
From: Marc
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I've been out for some time now but was expecting something better for the IIA team.


Great engineers, great products but poor management in an weak internet market.

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To: Marc who wrote (1617)5/26/2001 2:33:12 PM
From: Don Johnstone
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Hi Marc, long time, no see!

I don't know which is worse, IIA, LUMM or ATY! Mine sure have plummeted.

Regarding IIA, we plug away looking for justice!

Here is some correspondence regarding our search.


Email from Kelley Fritz:

Don: I sent this letter to the two Halifax newspapers business editors
hoping to keep up the pressure.

It wouldn't hurt if you published it on all three sites,that is,if you
are so inclined, having been sent a copy.

I spoke with attorneys at the OSC and the SEC who say they will get
back to me.

The least we can expect out of all this effort is for AOL to pay up a



25 May 2001

“AOL planned acquisition of Infointeractive (“IIA”)

Witchity Corporation entered into a licensing and royalty agreement replacing a previous contract last autumn. The licensing portion amounted to US$1,600,000 and it was agreed that the cash payments would be spread over a 12 month period.

IIA choose to take the full amount into its Q3 2000 earnings and as a result it showed a profit for that period. Ultimately, it became necessary for a write-down to be made in Q1 2001. Interesting advice from its auditors!

In fact, payments of approximately C$500,000 were paid to IIA up until Witchity’s receivership. Those payments coupled with the first contract payment of C$500,000 means that Witchity is probably one of, if not, IIA’s largest contributor, as a licensee. Certainly on a net basis since the costs involved in both contracts to IIA were negligible.

On another more important matter I wish to point out that the 18 May 2001 press releases by AOL and IIA are unclear and may be hiding a very significant material fact.

Under the indicated Plan of Arrangement, AOL can force any holdout shareholder to accept the US$ 1.42 offer if it is successful in obtaining 66 2/3 of the vote…. that’s it, we shareholders are done and dusted.

You will note that the same release states that the two companies have entered into an operating agreement which includes the granting of a license to AOL. We don’t know if that contract is conditional on AOL being successful in its “squeeze”.

If it is not conditional and there is a contract in place then the Company’s shares are of significant greater value considering that AOL has 32 million subscribers worldwide and its product, Instant Messenger, has over 100 million users. Now, this is a company-maker for IIA!

The problem lies in that no one is causing IIA to reveal this material fact and the selling shareholders (over 2 million, so far since the announcement) obviously have missed the point and have been misguided through lack of clarity.

As each day goes by, someone is accumulating more shares. CIBC and National Bank appear to be the biggest buyers and they could be acting for AOL. AOL is permitted to purchase shares in the open market under a Plan of Arrangement.

Every share which falls into AOL’s hands means that the acquisition and ultimate rip-off becomes more of a reality.

IIA could claim financial difficulties as a defence which drove them into the arms of AOL. As I have explained above Witchity cannot be used as a cause in that plea and everything we have heard from the AGM and subsequently indicates that the financial future looked rosy. What is the real answer?

Another argument which IIA might use is that if AOL used a competitor’s product then at least 50% of the market would be lost to IIA.

Well, why do you think that AOL went for IIA? …best product and, most importantly, because IIA holds the patent, that’s why.

AOL has talked to a lot of the other providers of internet call waiting and even permitted Netscape in the UK to use the Witchity solution which indicates that IIA was and is their first choice.

I would be very surprise if AOL went for another unpatented product. It is not good business sense and not their style.

Infointeractive says to wait for the Circular which is due to be released on 11 June. In the meantime, shareholders chances of defeating the Plan are being eroded daily and quickly.

I am requesting that you to put it to your readers to seek clarification on the operating and licensing agreement and insist on a trading halt or at least a desist trading order on further AOL purchasing before it gobbles the unsuspecting shareholders’ last shares and before it is too late to stop this travesty.”

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To: Don Johnstone who wrote (1618)8/29/2001 8:16:31 AM
From: shadow39
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Anyone know what the final outcome was for the dissident shareholders?

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To: shadow39 who wrote (1619)8/29/2001 6:27:57 PM
From: Don Johnstone
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There has been no final outcome yet. They're still working on it.


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To: Don Johnstone who wrote (1620)9/2/2001 5:16:09 PM
From: shadow39
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Thanks Don. Keep me updated if you can.


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