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   Technology StocksMetaCreations (MCRE) - Detailed Goo in a Soapy Dream


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To: Patrice Gigahurtz who wrote (67)7/2/1997 5:52:00 AM
From: jean
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MCRE...This week's Newsweek features Kai's Photo Soap in its "Cyberscope" section (p. 10). Jean

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To: jean who wrote (68)7/2/1997 2:26:00 PM
From: Patrice Gigahurtz
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Thanks...I even heard a SOAP review on radio.

Can't wait for this qtr #s

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To: Patrice Gigahurtz who wrote (69)7/2/1997 8:20:00 PM
From: Patrice Gigahurtz
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Anybody know date of earnings ?

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To: Patrice Gigahurtz who wrote (70)7/3/1997 1:28:00 PM
From: Damon Pham
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MetaCreations Announces Latest Additions to Management Team

CARPINTERIA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 3, 1997-- MetaCreations Corp. (NASDAQ:MCRE) Thursday announced the following appointments: Frank
Casanova II as vice president of product management and design; DeAnna Wassom, vice president of marketing; Chuck Massanari, vice president of sales; and
Thomas Cullen, vice president of OEM sales.

Casanova was most recently the director of the Advanced Systems Group in the Advanced Technology Group at Apple Computer, where he worked for nine
years. Prior to Apple, Casanova was product line manager at Apollo Computer, manufacturer of engineering workstations. As vice president of product
management and design, Casanova reports to John Wilczak, founder and chief executive officer of MetaCreations.

In addition to product management, he will manage the User Interface Design Group and the Strategic Affairs Group. ``Frank knows how to extract brilliance from
researchers. He will ensure the constant flow of absolute magic in our product line, and his experience at Apple Computer will be invaluable to our growing
company,'' said Wilczak.

The sales and marketing team expands under the leadership of Senior Vice President of sales and marketing Fred Brown.

DeAnna Wassom brings strategic and tactical marketing experience to the vice president of marketing position, most recently as the director of corporate
communications and marketing at SystemSoft, where she defined and implemented marketing and sales programs for targeted OEM and ISV/IHV accounts, and as
the director of marketing at Radish Communications prior to its acquisition by SystemSoft.

``Wassom's talent and expertise will add a vitality and fresh perspective to the sales/marketing team,'' said Brown. ``Her skills in developing cooperative marketing
programs and business partnerships will be invaluable.''

Tom Cullen joins MetaCreations as vice president of OEM sales. Cullen was previously vice president of sales for Radish Communications (now SystemSoft),
where his responsibilities included licensing strategies and OEM relations.

During his five years there, Cullen developed a successful track record and contacts with companies such as Intel, Packard Bell, HP, Sony and NEC, and brings
valuable experience to the sales team to ensure continued, rapid growth in the OEM marketplace. ``Cullen's proven track record in OEM management is invaluable
to this newly created position at MetaCreations,'' confirmed Brown.

Chuck Massanari was recently promoted to vice president of sales, following his remarkable achievement of growing individual storefront sales from 200 to more
than 7,000 since joining the company as managing director of sales in January 1996.

Prior to joining MetaCreations, Massanari was director of sales, Western region for AT&T's Retail Stores Division, general manager of AmeriData's San Diego
location, and he was with Apple Computer Inc. in various field sales and management positions. ``Chuck has an extensive background in all channel segments and a
real passion for retail consumer sales which makes him an important asset to our future growth plans,'' said Brown.

About MetaCreations

MetaCreations, the visual computing software company, designs, develops, publishes, markets and supports software tools for creating, editing and manipulating
computer graphic images, digital art and Internet/on-line content for Windows, Macintosh and other computing systems.

Real Time Geometry Corp., MetaCreations' advanced 3-D research lab based in Princeton, N.J., develops innovations related to the creation, rendering and
display of 3-D images including dynamic scaling of image resolution.

Working with distributors in North America, Europe, Asia and Central and Latin America, MetaCreations professional and consumer software is available in more
than 50 countries and in as many as eight languages.

MetaCreations' corporate headquarters is located in Santa Barbara County at 6303 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria, Calif. 93013; Tel: 805/566-6200; Fax:
805/566-6385; MetaCreations in Scotts Valley is located at 5550 Scotts Valley Drive, P.O. Box 66959, Scotts Valley, Calif. 95067-6959. Tel: 408/430-4100;
Fax: 408/438-9670. MetaCreations International Ltd. is located at Wilson House, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, Ireland; Tel: 353(1)662-9333; Fax: 353(1)662-9334;
World Wide Web server: metacreations.com .

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To: Patrice Gigahurtz who wrote (70)7/9/1997 10:47:00 PM
From: BillyG
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Interesting to see you here, Patrice. I'm trying to learn about this company -- got a hot tip from my brother and I thought I would find out what it's all about.

I don't know the earnings date . . . . .

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To: David W. Taylor who wrote ()7/10/1997 7:05:00 AM
From: jean
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MCRE...Another piece of info. to keep hope alive! Jean

Wednesday July 9 4:31 PM EDT

Company Press Release

MetaCreations Corp. Realigns Product Distribution in Japan

CARPINTERIA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 9, 1997--MetaCreations Corp. (Nasdaq:MCRE) Wednesday
announced it is realigning its software distribution channels in Japan, making it easier for retailers and customers to locate the
company's visual computing software products.

Software once handled jointly by Esselte Japan and Media Vision Inc. will be turned over solely to Media Vision, located in
Tokyo, for administration. The growth of MetaCreations, as a result of the merger of MetaTools and Fractal Design as well
as the recent acquisitions of Specular International and Real Time Geometry, necessitated the adjustment to strengthen
distribution channels in Japan to prevent confusion among resellers and end users.

``The Japanese market is an important contributor to our international sales revenue,'' said Fred Brown, senior vice
president, sales and marketing. ``This change will fine-tune our distribution approach and assist our customers in keeping
up-to-date on our expanded line of graphics and imaging software for 2-D, 3-D and motion video,'' International sales
composes 38 percent of total sales for the company (then MetaTools and Fractal Design) in 1996.

Media Vision, which will oversee the products once carried by Esselte Japan, now handles MetaCreations' Painter, Poser,
Dabbler, Really Cools, Parts & Props, Fabulous, Detailer and Garden Hose on an exclusive basis. Other distributors in
Japan include Fortune Hill, which handles Ray Dream Designer, Ray Dream Studio and Expression exclusively, and Canon
Sales which disperses Infini-D, TextureScape, LogoMotion and Collage exclusively.

``Media Vision has managed various MetaCreations products for several years and has established our software brands in
the Japanese market,'' said John Ray, MetaCreations sales manager for Japan. ``Their distribution capabilities have been
instrumental to our success in Japan to date.''

MetaCreations, the visual computing software company, designs, develops, publishes, markets and supports software tools
for creating, editing and manipulating computer graphic images, digital art and Internet/on-line content for Windows,
Macintosh and other computing systems. Real Time Geometry Corp., MetaCreations' advanced 3-D research lab based in
Princeton, N.J., develops innovations related to the creation, rendering and display of 3-D images including dynamic scaling
of image resolution.

Working with distributors in North America, Europe and Asia, Central and Latin America, MetaCreations professional and
consumer software is available in more than 50 countries and in as many as eight languages.

MetaCreations' corporate headquarters is located in Santa Barbara County at 6303 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria, Calif.
93013; Tel.: 805/566-6200; Fax: 805/566-6385; MetaCreations in Scotts Valley is located at 5550 Scotts Valley Drive,
P.O. Box 66959, Scotts Valley, Calif. 95067-6959. MetaCreations International Ltd. is located at Wilson House, Fenian
Street, Dublin 2, Ireland; Tel.: 353(1)662-9333; Fax: 353(1)662-9334; World Wide Web server:
metacreations.com .

NOTE: Painter, Poser, Dabbler, Really Cools, Parts & Props, Fabulous, Detailer, Garden Hose, Ray Dream Designer, Ray
Dream Studio, Expression, Infini-D, TextureScape, LogoMotion and Collage are trademarks or registered trademarks of
MetaCreations Corp. All other names are either trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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To: jean who wrote (73)7/10/1997 11:24:00 AM
From: Shege Dambanza
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I wonder what Japan revenues were like this past quarter. This sounds like a setup to me to justify a potential shortfall in International revenues. Or perhaps I'm just a cynic.

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To: Shege Dambanza who wrote (74)7/10/1997 3:06:00 PM
From: Eric Hautemont
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It's not! Esselte Japan was coming from the Fractal side and the company clearly needed to streamline its distribution in Japan (the overlap of distribution of products like Painter by both MediaVision and Esselte was creating too much confusion amidst retailers and customers). This was a move thatwas planned a long time ago, so it has nothing to do with results this quarter, If anything I suspect the merger delayed this move, nothing else.
Hope this helps.
Eric

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To: Shege Dambanza who wrote (74)7/10/1997 3:24:00 PM
From: Eric Hautemont
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Ooops, my connection got mixed up. Sorry for the multiple postings if any.
Eric

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To: Shege Dambanza who wrote (74)7/10/1997 4:37:00 PM
From: earthling
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Shege -
I'm a cynic too, but what you're suggesting would be pretty silly.

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