Internet Search Service Access Agreement - Microsoft Corp. and Infoseek Corp.


                                  * CONFIDENTIAL TREATMENT REQUESTED
                                  CONFIDENTIAL PORTION HAS BEEN FILED SEPARATELY
                                  WITH THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION


                    INTERNET SEARCH SERVICE ACCESS AGREEMENT

THIS AGREEMENT ("Agreement") is made as of August 23, 1995 ("Effective Date")
between Microsoft Corporation, a Washington corporation ("MS"), with offices at
and a mailing address of One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399, and InfoSeek
Corporation, a California corporation ("LICENSOR"), with offices at and a
mailing address of 2620 Augustine Dr., Suite 250, Santa Clara, CA 95054.

                                    RECITALS

This Agreement is entered into with reference to the following facts:

A.     LICENSOR maintains and makes available to Internet users a search service
enabling users to search the Internet (such service is identified in Exhibit A
and are referred to herein as the "Service").

B.     LICENSOR has agreed to grant certain rights and licenses with respect to
the Service as set forth in this Agreement.

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual promises and covenants contained
herein, the parties agree as follows:

                                    AGREEMENT

1.       RIGHTS GRANTED.

         1.1 SCOPE. Upon MS's payment of the remuneration described in Section 3
and set forth in Exhibits C and D, LICENSOR hereby grants to MS and each MS
Affiliate, to exercise during the Term (as defined in Section 5.1), a worldwide,
non-exclusive and fully paid-up license under all of LICENSOR's patents,
copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and other proprietary and intellectual
property rights in and to the Service, and to provide means and rights of access
to the Service to MS Customers on such terms and conditions as MS or such MS
Affiliates determine in their sole discretion.

         1.2 ENUMERATED RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS. Without limiting the generality
of Section 1.1, LICENSOR expressly acknowledges and agrees that included in the
rights granted to MS and MS Affiliates and the obligations of LICENSOR hereunder
with respect to the Service are not less than the following rights and
obligations:

                  (a) the right to offer MS Customers a hypertext link which
enables "point and click" access to computer servers (each such server is
referred to herein as a "Mirrored Site") which comprise or are part of a
computer network which is accessible to MS Customers (subject only to Section
9.2, such network will be operated on behalf of MS by LICENSOR);

                  (b) the right to authorize access, display, performance,
transmission, search, reproduction and other useful rights in connection with
each Mirrored Site at MS's (or an MS Affiliate's) sole discretion; and

                  (c) the right to allow an MS Customer the right to publish a
"shortcut" (point & click access) to the Mirrored Site.

MS acknowledges and agrees that if at any time LICENSOR no longer operates the
Mirrored Sites as provided in part (a) of this Section 1.2, and MS assumes
operation of the Mirrored Sites pursuant to Section 9.2, MS will be required to
obtain a license to a separate search engine from the University of
Massachusetts in order to assist MS in providing the Service that would
otherwise be provided by LICENSOR pursuant to this Agreement.

CERTAIN DEFINITIONS. As used herein, the following terms have the following
defined meanings:

                  (d) "MS Affiliate" means any person or entity which, directly
or indirectly, is controlled by or is under common control with MS, including
without limitation The Microsoft Network, L.L.C.

                  (e) "control" means, as to any person or entity, the power to
direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of such person or
entity, whether through the ownership of voting securities, by contract or
otherwise.

                  (f) "MS Customer" means any person or entity which is
authorized by MS or an MS Affiliate, either directly or indirectly, to utilize
the Service, including without limitation (i) "end user" purchasers of MS (or MS
Affiliate) software products, (ii) independent content providers for The
Microsoft Network ("MSN"), (iii) original equipment manufacturers ("OEMs") which
pre-install MS (or MS Affiliate) software on their machines or peripheral
devices), and (iv) customers of OEMS.

2.       OPERATION OF MIRRORED SITES; ADVERTISING; USER LOGS; MSN DISCOUNT.

         2.1 OPERATION OF MIRRORED SITES. LICENSOR will maintain and operate
such number of Mirrored Sites as are reasonably required by MS to meet the
demand of MS Customers for the Service. LICENSOR will deliver and/or make
available on the Mirrored Site all updates and enhancements released on the
Original Site. Original Site as used herein refers to computer servers run by
LICENSOR as part of its publicly available Net Search Service. Following the
Effective Date, and throughout the Term, at either party's request, LICENSOR and
MS agree to discuss with each other potential cross-marketing and promotional
activities intended to increase use of the Mirrored Site(s) and the Original
Site. LICENSOR agrees to incorporate page layout templates, including but not
limited to graphics, backgrounds and hypertext links, as provided by MS, in
order to ensure that the Mirrored Site display output that conforms to the "look
and feel" of MS or any MS Affiliate.

         2.2 ADVERTISING. With respect to paid advertising incorporated into the
Mirrored Site by LICENSOR or MS, the revenues derived from such advertising will
be divided between LICENSOR and MS as described in Exhibit D.

         2.3 USER LOGS. During the Term, LICENSOR will provide MS, on a weekly
basis, remotely and in electronic form, with complete log information relating
to accesses on the Mirrored Site (the "Logs"), such that MS will have all of the
same information that LICENSOR has regarding accesses on the Mirrored Site. MS
will have full rights to use the Logs for any external or internal purpose.

         2.4 MSN DISCOUNT. MSN members will be offered a discount in LICENSOR's
subscription-only service which is hyperlinked from the Mirrored Site, in an
amount to be agreed upon within 60 days following the Effective Date (that is,
such plan will be offered to MSN members within such 60-day period). Within 60
days after the parties agree to a discount plan for LICENSOR's subscription-only
service, MS will propose a discount plan for customers who wish to subscribe to
both LICENSOR's subscription-only service and to become members of MSN.

3. REMUNERATION. In consideration of the rights granted, MS agrees to provide
LICENSOR with remuneration as described in Exhibits C and D. If taxes are
lawfully imposed and required to be withheld on any remuneration made to
LICENSOR by any government authority, MS may deduct such taxes from the amount
owed LICENSOR and pay them to the appropriate taxing authority.

4.       WARRANTIES, INDEMNIFICATION AND LIMITATION OF DIRECT LIABILITY.

         4.1      WARRANTIES.

                  (a)      BY LICENSOR.  LICENSOR represents and warrants for 
the benefit of MS as follows:

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                        (i) LICENSOR has full power and authority to enter into
this Agreement;

                        (ii) the Service will perform and operate substantially
in accordance with the specifications and quality parameters set forth in
Exhibit A;

                        (iii) LICENSOR has the power to convey to MS, without
any limitation whatsoever, the rights granted in Section 1;

                        (iv) the Service does not infringe any intellectual
property, publicity or privacy rights of any third party and is not defamatory;

                        (v) all obligations owed to third parties with respect
to MS's exercise of the rights granted, including royalties, license fees,
residuals, deferments, service charges, laboratory charges, fees for artwork and
other creative materials, and other similar payments, have either been fully
disclosed to MS (as listed in a duly countersigned rider to this Agreement) or
are fully paid up by LICENSOR, so that MS will not have any obligations with
respect thereto; and

                        (vi) LICENSOR will perform all of its obligations under
this Agreement

                  (b)      BY MS.  MS represents and warrants for the benefit of
LICENSOR as follows:

                        (i) MS has full power and authority to enter into this
Agreement; and

                        (ii) MS will perform all of its obligations under this
Agreement.

         4.2      INDEMNIFICATION.

                  (a) Each party agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless
the other party, and its successors, officers, directors, employees and assigns,
from and against any and all actions, causes of action, claims, demands, costs,
liabilities, expenses and damages arising out of or in connection with any claim
which, if true, would be a breach of the warranties and representations set
forth herein.

                  (b) If either party requests indemnification pursuant to
Section 4.2(a) ("requesting party"), it will give notice to the party from which
indemnification is requested ("requested party") promptly after the receipt of
any claim that may be indemnifiable hereunder and afford the requested party the
opportunity to control the defense and approve any compromise, settlement,
litigation or other resolution or other disposition of such claim except that
the requested party will have reasonable approval as to any settlement, and if
the requested party unreasonably fails to approve any settlement, it will be
responsible for any and all losses, liabilities, damages, costs and expenses
(including without limitation reasonable outside attorneys' fees and expenses)
in excess of and after the time of the proposed settlement. If the requested
party assumes control over an indemnified claim, the requesting party may
participate in such defense at its sole cost and expense.

         4.3 LIMITATION OF DIRECT LIABILITY. THIS SECTION 4 CONTAINS THE ONLY
WARRANTIES MADE BY LICENSOR AND MS. ANY AND ALL OTHER WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND
WHATSOEVER ARE EXPRESSLY EXCLUDED AND DISCLAIMED. WITHOUT LIMITING THE
GENERALITY OF THE IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING SENTENCE, EACH PARTY DISCLAIMS ANY
IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE,
WHETHER AS TO THE ORIGINAL SITE OR THE MIRRORED SITE, AND THE TECHNOLOGY
DEPLOYED IN CONNECTION THEREWITH. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, NEITHER PARTY
IS LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, ECONOMIC OR PUNITIVE
DAMAGES INCURRED BY THE OTHER PARTY (EXCLUDING THIRD PARTY CLAIMS IN RESPECT OF
WHICH SUCH PARTY IS ENTITLED TO INDEMNIFICATION) EVEN IF THE OTHER PARTY HAS
BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF ONE
PARTY TO THE OTHER WILL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT OF REVENUES DIRECTLY ACCRUING TO
SUCH PARTY AS A RESULT OF THE OPERATION OF

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THIS AGREEMENT, SO THAT MS'S MAXIMUM LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO ADVERTISING
REVENUES ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE OPERATION OF MIRRORED SITES AND LICENSOR'S MAXIMUM
LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO ADVERTISING REVENUES ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE OPERATION
OF THE MIRRORED SITE AND THE REMUNERATION PAID TO LICENSOR PURSUANT TO SECTION
3.

5.       TERM AND TERMINATION.

         5.1      DURATION OF TERM. This Agreement will be in effect from the
Effective Date to the last day of the sixth month following LICENSOR's initial
delivery of the Service ("Initial Term"). Following the Initial Term, the
Agreement will be considered extended for up to two additional six-month periods
by mutual consent unless either party elects to terminate the Agreement by
giving not less than 60 days prior written notice to the other party. Such
termination after completion of the Initial Term may be for any reason, with or
without cause. As used herein, the "Term" means the Initial Term and any such
extensions. Notwithstanding the end of the Term, updates and enhancements to the
Service due pursuant to Section 2.1 will continue to be delivered by LICENSOR
until termination of this Agreement is deemed effective.

         5.2      TERMINATION PRIOR TO EXPIRATION OF INITIAL TERM. During the 
Initial Term, this Agreement may only be terminated only if there is a Transfer
(as defined in Section 9.1) or an event of default occurs, consisting of only
the following:

                  (a) either party's failure to perform or comply with any
material provision hereof,

                  (b) either party's admission in writing of its inability to
pay its debts as they mature, or making of an assignment for the benefit of
creditors; or

                  (c) the filing by or against either party of any bankruptcy
petition, application under receivership statute, or the like, where such
petition or application is not resolved favorably to such party within 60 days.

Termination in the event of a Transfer will be subject to Section 9.1.
Termination in the event of the occurrence of an event of default will be
effective only upon breach, which will be deemed to have occurred immediately
upon the failure of the defaulting party to cure its default within a 30 day
period commencing upon the defaulting party's receipt of a notice of default
given by the non-defaulting party. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary
contained herein, LICENSOR's sole remedy in the event of a default by MS under
this Agreement will be a claim for damages against MS, as limited pursuant to
Section 4.3.

         5.3      RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS FOLLOWING TERMINATION.  Upon completion
of the Term, MS will cease providing access to the Service.

6. CONFIDENTIALITY. Each party undertakes to retain in confidence the non-public
terms of this Agreement and all other non-public information and know-how
disclosed pursuant to this Agreement which is either designated as proprietary
and/or confidential or by the nature of the circumstances surrounding
disclosure, ought in good faith to be treated as proprietary and/or confidential
("Confidential Information"); provided that each party may disclose the terms
and conditions of this Agreement to its immediate legal and financial
consultants in the ordinary course of its business. Each party agrees to use
best efforts to protect Confidential Information, which precautions at least as
great as those taken to protect its own confidential information. A party's
disclosure of Confidential Information as required by government or judicial
order is not prohibited by this Agreement, provided that the disclosing party
gives the other party prompt notice of such order and assists in the procurement
of appropriate protective order (or equivalent) imposed on such disclosure.
Nothing contained herein limits either party's right to develop products
independently without the use of the other party's Confidential Information.
Except as may otherwise be specified in a duly countersigned rider hereto, to
the extent not inconsistent with this Section 6, the terms of any non-disclosure
agreement(s) entered into between the parties prior to this Agreement expressly
survive the execution of this Agreement and are deemed incorporated herein by
this reference.

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7. CERTAIN NOTICE RIGHTS. If, at any time during the Term, LICENSOR desires to
sell outright all of its rights, title and interest in and to the Service,
LICENSOR will provide MS with 15 business days' prior notice of such
transaction, and LICENSOR will not close such transaction (or enter into a
non-cancelable agreement to close such transaction) prior to the end of such 15
business day period. In addition, if LICENSOR solicits proposals from two or
more third parties for any such transaction, LICENSOR will concurrently notify
MS of such solicitation and the general nature of the proposal (without any
requirement to notify MS of the identity of such third parties). Notices under
this Section 11 will be deemed Confidential Information of LICENSOR subject to
Section 6 of this Agreement.

8.       INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY.

         8.1 OWNERSHIP. As between the parties, LICENSOR owns or is the
authorized licensor of all patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and
other proprietary and intellectual property rights in the Service ("IP Rights").

         8.2 COPYRIGHT NOTICES. If MS assumes operation of the Mirrored Sites,
MS will include an appropriate copyright notice for the Service. LICENSOR
acknowledges that a Mirrored Site may also contain copyright and patent notices
of copyrightable works, including those of MS, provided that no such notices
will be featured more prominently than those afforded to LICENSOR.

         8.3 TRADEMARK LICENSE. LICENSOR hereby grants MS the right to use and
publish in connection with the distribution, promotion, and licensing of each
Mirrored Site all trademarks and tradenames associated with the Service. MS will
add the appropriate trademark or tradename symbol or designation (i.e., (TM) or
(R)), as indicated by LICENSOR, and will footnote LICENSOR's ownership of such
trademark or tradename wherever it is first mentioned in any printed materials
relating to a Mirrored Site. MS agree to maintain the quality of each Mirrored
Site using LICENSOR's trademarks at a level commensurate with the quality of
products previously distributed by MS. The rights granted to MS to use
trademarks and tradenames associated with the Service will not preclude MS from
creating, developing, applying for and obtaining and otherwise using and
enjoying any logos, trademarks and tradenames of its own with respect to its
products or a Mirrored Site, nor from applying for and obtaining copyright
and/or trademark protection therefor.

9.       ASSIGNMENT AND TRANSFER OF CONTROL.

         9.1      ASSIGNMENT.

                  (a) BY LICENSOR. LICENSOR may assign this Agreement, upon
notice to MS, to its parent corporation, or to any wholly-owned domestic
subsidiary thereof, without MS's prior written consent, provided that the
assignee assumes and agrees in writing to perform all of LICENSOR's executory
obligations and LICENSOR guarantees performance by the assignee throughout the
Term. In addition, LICENSOR may assign its rights under this Agreement to any
person or entity acquiring all or substantially all of the assets of the
Service, provided that such assignment will be subject to MS' prior approval,
not to be unreasonably withheld. LICENSOR acknowledges and agrees that MS'
withholding of consent to an assignment will not be considered unreasonable if
the proposed assignment is to a person or entity engaged which is primarily
engaged in a business which is directly competitive with either MS Party. Except
as expressly provided the immediately preceding sentences, LICENSOR will not
assign, sublicense, pledge, hypothecate, transfer or otherwise convey rights
under this Agreement, by operation of law or otherwise, or in whole or in part,
without MS' prior written consent, which may be withheld for any reason.

         9.2      TRANSFER OF CONTROL.

                  (A) GENERALLY. If any sale or transfer of management or
control of or a significant ownership interest in LICENSOR ("Transfer") is
anticipated by LICENSOR, LICENSOR will given notice to MS of such Transfer
(including the proposed transferee) not less than 30 days prior to the effective
date of such Transfer if such transfer is voluntary, or as soon as possible
after the Transfer, if such Transfer is involuntary. If such Transfer results in
management or control of or a significant ownership interest in LICENSOR or the
Service by (A) any software distributor having gross revenue in excess of $100
million or more calculated over its three previous fiscal years, or

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(B) any company engaged in the operation of a commercial online service having
gross revenue in excess of $20 million or more calculated over the immediately
preceding fiscal year or (C) any entity having management or control or a
significant ownership interest in an equity included in categories (A) or (B)
(any such entity is referred to herein as a "Restricted Transferee"), then MS
will have the right to terminate this Agreement on the terms contained in
Section 9.2(b). MS will give notice to LICENSOR of any such termination within
15 days after MS has been advised by LICENSOR of such Transfer or a material
change in a proposed Transfer in respect of which LICENSOR has previously given
notice to MS. If LICENSOR fails to give notice to MS of a Transfer within the
time limits set forth above, to any assignee included in the categories
described in (A), (B) or (C) above, then MS, at any time within 30 days after MS
actually learns of such Transfer or within 30 days after the effective date of
such Transfer, whichever is later, will have the right at its option to
terminate this Agreement effective upon the effective date of any such Transfer.

                  (b) MS RIGHTS UPON TERMINATION. If MS elects to terminate this
Agreement pursuant to Section 9.2(a), MS will have the right, but not the
obligation, upon making payment of the remuneration specified in Section 3 and
Exhibits C and D for the balance of the then-current sixth-month period during
the Term, by notice to LICENSOR, to procure for MS Customers the ongoing right
to access the Service as follows:

                        (i) all updates and enhancements which would otherwise
be required to be made available during the then-current sixth-month period of
the Term will be made available on the Mirrored Site as provided herein; and

                        (ii)

                  (c) SIGNIFICANT OWNERSHIP INTEREST. Solely for purposes of
this Section 9.2, MS and LICENSOR acknowledge and agree that a "significant
ownership interest" in an entity means a direct or indirect ownership interest
in excess of 25% of the equity of such entity; excluding, however, new equity
offerings or venture capital financing rounds.

10.      OTHER PROVISIONS.

         10.1 NO INADVERTENT WAIVER. No waiver of any breach of any provision of
this Agreement constitutes a waiver of any prior, concurrent or subsequent
breach of the same or any other provisions, and will not be effective unless
made in writing and signed by an authorized representative of the waiving party.

         10.2 FORCE MAJEURE. Subject only to the immediately following sentence,
neither party is liable for, and will not be considered in default or breach of
this Agreement on account of, any delay or failure to perform as required by
this Agreement as a result of any causes or conditions that are beyond such
party's reasonable control and which such party is unable to overcome by the
exercise of reasonable diligence, provided that the affected party will use best
efforts to resume normal performance. Notwithstanding the immediately preceding
sentence, if at any time during the Term, LICENSOR becomes unable to operate the
Mirrored Site in accordance with MS' requirements, MS may elect, upon notice to
LICENSOR, to terminate this Agreement.

         10.3     SURVIVAL.  Sections 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9 and 10 survive any 
termination or expiration of this Agreement.

         10.4 GOVERNING LAW. This Agreement is governed by the laws of the State
of Washington, and LICENSOR consents to jurisdiction and venue in the state and
federal courts sitting in King County, State of Washington. Process may be
served on either party in the manner set forth in Section 11(c) for the delivery
of notices or by such other method as is authorized by applicable law or court
rule.

         10.5 NOTICES. All notices, authorizations, and requests in connection
with this Agreement will be deemed given on the day (i) deposited in the U.S.
mails, postage prepaid, certified or registered, return receipt requested; or
(ii) sent by air express courier, charges prepaid and addressed as follows (or
to such other address as the party to receive the notice or request so
designates by written notice to the other):

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                      LICENSOR:                 InfoSeek Corporation
                                                Suite 250
                                                2620 Augustine Drive
                                                Santa Clara, CA 95054
                                                Attention:  Steve Kirsch
                               copy to:         Legal Department

                      MS:                       Microsoft Corporation
                                                One Microsoft Way
                                                Redmond, WA 98052-6399
                                                Attention: General Manager, 
                                                MSN Systems

                               copy to:         Law and Corporate Affairs

         10.6 PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS. Neither party will issue any press release,
advertising or other public announcement concerning its relationship with the
other party without the written approval of the other party. Personal email
messages (electronic mail from an individual to less than five individuals
outside his or her company) are not considered public announcements, but
postings in a newsgroup, postings to a mail distribution list, and postings on
the World Wide Web are all considered public announcements.

         10.7 RELATIONSHIP OF PARTIES. Neither this Agreement, nor any terms and
conditions contained herein may be construed as creating or constituting a
partnership, joint venture or agency relationship or as granting a franchise as
defined in the Washington Franchise Investment Protection Act, RCW 19.100, as
amended, or 16 CFR Section 436.2.

         10.8 REFERENCES TO MS. With respect to all references in this Agreement
to MS other than references in Sections 1 through 3, LICENSOR acknowledges and
agrees that wherever appropriate, MS's rights will extend equally to MS
Affiliates and MS Customers and MS acknowledges and agrees that MS's obligations
will extend equally to MS Affiliates and MS Customers. With respect to the
rights granted in Section 1 and the delivery requirements set forth in Section
2, such sections state with specificity the rights and obligations of MS
Affiliates and MS Customers. With respect to the remuneration payable to
LICENSOR pursuant to Section 3, LICENSOR acknowledges and agrees that LICENSOR
will look solely to MS for the payment thereof.

         10.9     DISPLAY.  At all times during the Term, MS will prominently 
list the Mirrored Site on MSN.

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11. ENTIRE AGREEMENT. This Agreement, together with each exhibit hereto, which
is incorporated herein by this reference, embodies the entire agreement between
the parties and supersedes all previous contemporaneous agreements,
understandings and arrangements with respect to the subject matter hereof,
whether oral or written, and may be amended only by a written instrument duly
signed by authorized representatives of MS and LICENSOR.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Agreement as of the date set
forth above. All signed copies of this Agreement will be deemed originals.

MICROSOFT CORPORATION("MS")               INFOSEEK CORPORATION     
                                          ---------------------------------
                                                               ("LICENSOR")

By (signature)                            By (signature)
               ---------------                           ----------------------
Name    /s/ ANTHONY BAY                   Name  /s/ STEVEN KIRSCH
        ----------------------                  ----------------------
Title     OM, MSW SYSTEMS                 Title      PRESIDENT
        ----------------------                  ----------------------
Date          8/23/95                     Date        8/23/95
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                                          LICENSOR's Federal Employer ID Number
                                          or Social Security Number 77-019870
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                                    EXHIBIT A

                            OPERATIONAL DESCRIPTIONS

(Describe with specificity each function that the Service will perform,
including management and operations tools to allow us to maintain the database.)

LICENSOR performs full-text search of LICENSOR's web page database based on
requests from MS Customers via http protocol over the Internet. LICENSOR returns
list of web page addresses and descriptions of such sites that match user
request as determined by LICENSOR search engine.

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                                    EXHIBIT B

                                DELIVERY SCHEDULE

InfoSeek will make the Mirror site available for use by MS customers by end of
calendar day August 23, 1995, incorporating MS look and feel template.

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                                    EXHIBIT C

                                  REMUNERATION

No payment is expected or planned for this contract.

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                                    EXHIBIT D
                                   ADVERTISING

  The parties will both sell advertising on the Mirrored Site. Advertising
  prices may be set by each party independently, subject to a minimum price
  established by LICENSOR, and adhered to by both parties. The initial value of
* the minimum price is [    ] per impression ([ ] for 1000 impressions).
  LICENSOR may change this minimum at any time, with a two week notification
  period prior to it taking effect.

  As used in the preceding paragraph, an "impression" means each time an
  individual user accesses a page containing an advertisement on the Mirrored
  Site. If a page has more than one advertisement, the number of impressions
  resulting from accessing that page will equal the number of advertisements on
  the page.

  The parties agree to share available advertising revenue generated by
  advertisements on the Mirrored Site as described below.

  Each month, an accounting and distribution of advertising revenues will be
  done according to the following schedule:

  1.       All fees payable to third parties resulting from the sale of the
           advertisement will be deducted prior to the accounting. This would
           include fees payable to advertising agencies and taxing authorities.

  2.       For each advertisement sold during that next month, the party that
*          sold the ad receives [ ] of the net sale (after all fees, including
           agency fees and taxes).

  3.       The net amount remaining is placed in a pool, which is divided on a 
           monthly basis as follows:
*                   a)       The first [       ] is allocated to LICENSOR, as 
                             payment for running the service.
*                   b)       The remainder is split evenly on a [       ] basis 
                             between LICENSOR and MS.

  The parties will establish reconciliation processes to ensure that their
  respective proceeds from the sale of advertising are placed in the pool and
  distributed in accordance with the foregoing.

  Placement of advertising will be done equitably and will be reviewed on a
  monthly basis.

  Insertion points for advertising will be mutually agreed and each party will
  equal access to sell all insertion points on a "first-come" basis.

  The parties will consult with each other and act in good faith with respect to
  the amount of advertising available on a page (e.g., to avoid "clutter") and
  the equitable sharing of agreed-upon advertising insertion points. If the
  parties disagree with respect to whether available advertising space has been
  or is being shared equitably, they will discuss their differences in good
  faith and will take reasonable positions with respect thereto. Unless
  otherwise agreed to by both parties, there will be only one advertisement per
  page, and all advertisements will be the same size.

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  FOR REDACTED PORTION

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                                    EXHIBIT E

                             DISALLOWED ADVERTISERS

Both parties have the right to disallow advertisements on the Mirrored Site from
direct competitors. Each party must provide to the other a list of companies
considered direct competitors. This list may be updated at any time, with a 2
week notification period prior to it taking effect (i.e., cessation of such
advertisements being displayed on the Mirrored Site). The initial lists of
disallowed advertisers are given below.

MS List:

*1.      [                                  ]
*2.      [        ]
*3.      [       ]
*4.      [         ]
*5.      [        ]
*6.      [      ]
*7.      [   ]
*8.      [      ]
*9.      [     ]
*10.     [       ]
*11.     [                             ]
*12.     [                      ]
*13.     [      ]
*14.     [   ]

LICENSOR list:

1.       Architext
2.       Yahoo
3.       Lycos
*4.      [       ]
*5.      [   ]
*6.      [      ]
*7.      [          ]
*8.      [       ]
9.       Open Text
*10.     [               ]
11.      DejaNews

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* CONFIDENTIAL TREATMENT REQUESTED
  FOR REDACTED PORTION

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                                 AMENDMENT NO. 1
                                       TO
                    INTERNET SEARCH SERVICE ACCESS AGREEMENT

The Internet Search Service Access Agreement ("Agreement) by and between
Microsoft Corporation, a Washington corporation ("MS"), with offices at and a
mailing address of One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399, and InfoSeek
Corporation, a California corporation ("LICENSOR"), with offices and a mailing
address at 2620 Augustine Dr., Suite 250, Santa Clara, CA 95054, executed by MS
and Infoseek on August 23, 1995 is hereby amended by this Amendment No. 1 as
follows:

1.  The following sentence is added to Section 1.1:

         "The license set forth in this paragraph is non-transferable by MS,
except, upon notice to LICENSOR, MS may transfer the license to an MS
Affiliate."

2.  The last sentence of Section 2.1 is changed to read as follows:

         "LICENSOR agrees to incorporate page layout templates, including but
not limited to graphics, backgrounds and hypertext links, as provided by MS, in
order to ensure that the Mirrored Site display output from the Service conforms
to the "look and feel" of MS or any MS Affiliate."

3.  Section 2.2 is changed to read as follows:

         "ADVERTISING. With respect to paid advertising incorporated into the
Service on the Mirrored Site by LICENSOR or MS, the revenues derived from such
advertising will be divided between LICENSOR and MS as described in Exhibit D."

4.  Section 2.3 is changed to read as follows:

         "USER LOGS. During the Term, LICENSOR will provide MS, on a weekly
basis, remotely and in electronic form, with complete log information relating
to accesses to the Service on the Mirrored Site (the "Logs"), such that MS will
have all of the same information of the type shown on Exhibit F that LICENSOR
has regarding accesses to the Service on the Mirrored Site. MS will have full
rights to use the Logs for any external or internal purpose. The type of
information required by this paragraph is shown in Exhibit F."

5.  The last sentence of Section 3 is changed to read as follows:

         "If taxes are lawfully imposed and required to be withheld on any
remuneration made to either party to the other by any government authority, the
paying party may deduct such taxes from the amount owed the other party and pay
them to the appropriate taxing authority."

6.  The last sentence of Section 4.3 is changed to read as follows:

"THE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF ONE PARTY TO THE OTHER WILL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT OF
REVENUES DIRECTLY ACCRUING TO SUCH PARTY AS A RESULT OF THE OPERATION OF THIS
AGREEMENT, SO THAT MS'S MAXIMUM LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO MS'S ADVERTISING
REVENUES ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE OPERATION OF THE SERVICE ON THE MIRRORED SITES AND
LICENSOR'S MAXIMUM LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO LICENSOR'S ADVERTISING REVENUES
ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE OPERATION OF THE SERVICE ON THE MIRRORED SITES."

7.  The last sentence of Section 5.2 is changed to read as follows:

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         "Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, either
party's sole remedy in the event of a default by the other party under this
Agreement will be a claim for damages against the defaulting party, as limited
pursuant to Section 4.3."

8.  Section 5.3 is changed to read as follows:

         "RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS FOLLOWING TERMINATION. Upon completion of the
Term, LICENSOR will no longer be obligated to provide access to the Service
pursuant to this Agreement."

9.  The following words are added after the word "Transfer" in the second line 
of Section 9.2(a): ", or as soon thereafter as practicable,":

10.  The following sentence is added to Section 10.6:

         "Press releases, advertising or other public announcements submitted
for approval and not rejected within two business days shall be deemed
approved."

11.  Exhibit D is changed to read as shown in Exhibit Dl, attached to this 
Amendment No. 1.

12.  The first sentence of Exhibit E is changed to read as follows:

         "Both parties have the right to disallow advertisements on the Service
on the Mirrored Site from direct competitors."

13.  The third sentence of Exhibit E is changed to read as follows:

         "This list may be updated at any time, with a 1 week notification
period prior to it taking effect (i.e. cessation of such advertisements being
displayed on the Service on the Mirrored Site)."

14. The following two companies are hereby added to the LICENSOR list of
disallowed advertisers set forth in Exhibit E, as items 12 and 13 thereon,
respectively.

*        12.      [          ]
*        13.      [         ]

15.  Exhibit F, as attached to this Amendment No. 1 is added to the Agreement as
Exhibit F.

The parties hereto agree that the terms and provisions of the Agreement as
amended hereby shall remain in full force and effect. The effective date of this
Amendment No. 1 shall be the date this Amendment No. 1 becomes fully executed by
both parties.

ACCEPTED FOR INFOSEEK CORPORATION           ACCEPTED FOR MICROSOFT CORPORATION

By:                                         By:
   -----------------------------                -------------------------------
       Authorized Signature                           Authorized Signature

Print Name: STEVEN T. KIRSCH                Print Name:  DANIEL ROSEN 
           ----------------------                       -----------------------
Title:         CHAIRMAN                     Title:       SR. DIRECTOR
      ---------------------------                  ----------------------------
Date:          12/12/95                     Date:          12/18/95
      ---------------------------                  ----------------------------

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  FOR REDACTED PORTION

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                                   EXHIBIT D1

                                   ADVERTISING

   The parties will both sell advertising for the Service on the Mirrored Site.
   Advertising prices may be set by each party independently, subject to a
   minimum price established by LICENSOR, and adhered to by both parties. The
*  initial value of the minimum price is [  ] per impression ([ ] for 1000
   impressions) after the amounts specified in items 1 and 2 below shall have
   been deducted from the corresponding advertising revenues. LICENSOR may
   change this minimum at any time, with a two week notification period prior
   to it taking effect. The party selling the advertising shall be responsible
   for billing and collecting therefor.

   As used in the preceding paragraph, an "impression" means each time an
   individual user accesses a page containing an advertisement on Service on the
   Mirrored Site. If a page has more than one advertisement, the number of
   impressions resulting from accessing that page will equal the number of
   advertisements on the page.

   The parties agree to share available revenue generated by advertisements on
   the Service on the Mirrored Site as described below.

   Each month, an accounting and distribution of advertising revenues will be
   done according to following schedule:

   1.       All fees payable to third parties resulting from the sale of the
            advertisement will be deducted prior to the accounting. This would
            include fees payable to advertising agencies and taxing authorities,
            excluding taxes based on net income or state corporate franchise
            taxes.

   2.       For each advertisement sold during that month, the party that sold
*           the ad receives [ ] of the net proceeds (after the deductions
            specified in item 1 above).

   3.       Any royalties, if any, payable to third party information providers
            by LICENSOR attributable to the Service on the Mirrored Site shall
            be deducted from the net proceeds (after the deductions specified in
            items 1 and 2 above).

   4.       The net amount (after the deductions specified in items 1, 2, and 3 
            above) remaining is placed in a pool, which is divided on a monthly 
            basis as follows:

*           a) The first [      ] is allocated to LICENSOR, as payment for
            running the service. To the extent in any month the advertising
            revenues balance is insufficient to cover such allocation,
            such allocation shall be paid out of the subsequent month(s)
*           advertising revenues. The first [      ] is allocated to LICENSOR,
            as payment for running the service.  To the extent in any month
            the advertising revenues balance is insufficient to cover such
            allocation, such allocation shall be paid out of advertising
            revenues for the subsequent month(s) until covered in full.

*           b) The remainder is split [      ] on a [       ] basis between
            LICENSOR and MS.

            The parties will establish reconciliation to ensure that their
            respective proceeds from the sale of advertising are placed in the
            pool and distributed in accordance with the foregoing.

            Placement of advertising will be done equitably and will be reviewed
            on a monthly basis. Insertion points for advertising will be
            mutually agreed and each party will equal access to sell all
            insertion points on a "first-come" basis.

            The parties will consult with each other and act in good faith with
            respect to the amount of advertising


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available on a page (e.g., to avoid "clutter") and the equitable sharing of
agreed-upon advertising insertion points. If the parties disagree with respect
to whether available advertising space has been or is being shared equitably,
they will discuss their differences in good faith and will take reasonable
positions with respect thereto. Unless otherwise agreed to by both parties,
there will be only one advertisement per page, and all advertisements will be
the same size.

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                                    EXHIBIT F

                                     SAMPLE
                                       LOG
                                     REPORT

20/Aug/1995:20:19:50+1700 - 204.157.128.46[Q][Hotel]
http://www2.infoseek.com/Titles?qt=Denmark+International+Studies
20/Aug/1995:20:19:51+1700 - 129.78.89.162[Q][Cathay]
http://www2.infoseek.com/Titles?qt=Chris+Liu
20/Aug/1995:20:19:52+1700 - 128.125.222.190[Q][ISN]
http://www.lib.udel.edu/search/
20/Aug/1995:20:19:50+1700 - 159.212.128.89[c][WDFM]
http://www2.infoseek.com/Query 
20/Aug/1995:20:19:51+1700 - 204.215.131.193[c][Winkler] 
http://www2.infoseek.com/Query
20/Aug/1995:20:19:52+1700 - 204.31.249.40[c][InfoSeek]http://www2.infoseek.com/
20/Aug/1995:20:19:50+1700 - 199.107.22.60[P][Intel]/Titles?qt=Tax+Lein
20/Aug/1995:20:19:51+1700 - 204.95.60.93[P][Winkler]/Titles?qt=Amateur+Art
20/Aug/1995:20:19:50+1700 - 204.29.16.77[P][Cathay]
/Titles?qt=washington+steelhead+fishing 
20/Aug/1995:20:19:50+1700 - 199.35.223.171[C][Cathay]/Titles?qt=movies
20/Aug/1995:20:19:51+1700 - 204.31.231.40[C][WDFM]/Titles?qt=williamsburg 
20/Aug/1995:20:19:50+1700 - 128.236.118.55[C][MCI]/Titles?qt=Montel+Jordan
20/Aug/1995:20:19:50+1700 - 153.36.182.61[R][Riddler]- 
20/Aug/1995:20:19:51+1700 - 150.203.168.2[R][Apple]-

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Key:
date
originating IP address
[
QQuery Page delivered 
cInfoseek 'cool sites' page hit
PQuery run on search server
CQuery out of Cache
Rredirect for clicks on ad 
rQuery referral URL (every 100th query)
EError during job
BBusy page return (no available search server)
]
[sponsor]
requested URL (usually the query text) or referrer URL (for Q and c)

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