Relationship Agreement - Reuters NewMedia Inc. and Infoseek Corp.


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


                             RELATIONSHIP AGREEMENT

                  Agreement dated April 19, 1996 by and between REUTERS NEWMEDIA
INC., with its principal office located at 1700 Broadway, New York, New York
10019 ("Reuters"), and INFOSEEK CORPORATION, with its principal office located
at 2620 Augustine Drive, Suite 250, Santa Clara, California 95054 (the
"Company").

                  1.       DEFINITIONS

                           1.1 "Affiliate" means, with respect to any given
Person, any other Person directly or indirectly Controlling, Controlled by, or
under common Control with, such Person.

                           1.2 "Agreement" means this agreement, as it may be
amended from time to time in accordance with Section 11.8.

                           1.3 "Business Day" means a day that banks are open
for business in New York City.

                           1.4 "Company Site" shall mean the Company's search
and retrieval site on the Internet located at http:\\www.infoseek.com (and any
Mirror Sites thereto).

                           1.5 "Content" means text, information, data, images
and sound recordings.

                           1.6 "Control" over a Person means the possession,
directly or indirectly, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the
management and policies of such Person, whether through the ownership of voting
securities or other equity interest, representation on its board of directors or
body performing similar functions, by contract or otherwise. The terms
"Controlling" or "Controlled" will have corollary meanings.

                           1.7 "Damages" means liabilities, damages, awards,
settlements, losses, claims and expenses, including reasonable attorney's fees
and expenses and costs of investigation.

                           1.8 "Foreign Service" means (a) any Internet service,
including a site on the World Wide Web (other than the Internet services
currently provided by the Company), or (b) any proprietary on-line service, in
each case only to the extent that such service is a general Internet search
service and provides information targeted at, and is primarily marketed and sold
to persons located in a specific country or region outside the United States.
  

                           1.9 "Including" means including but not limited to.

                           1.10 "Intellectual Property Rights" means any patent,
design right, copyright, trademark, service mark (and any application or
registration respecting the foregoing), database right, trade secret, know-how
and/or other present or future intellectual property right of any type, wherever
in the world enjoyable.

                           1.11 "Laws" means applicable laws, regulations, rules
or orders of any government, administrative authority or court.

                           1.12 "Mirror Site" shall mean an Internet site which
contains substantially similar form and Content (including similar pages) of a
parent Internet site which (i) is located at a geographic location distinct from
such parent Internet site and (ii) is created for the purpose of improving
performance and accessibility to such parent Internet site.

                           1.13 "On-Line Service Agreement" means the On-Line
Service Agreement dated February 28, 1995 between Reuters and the Company, as
amended by Amendment No. 1 dated January 4, 1996.

                           1.14 "Person" means any individual, corporation,
limited-liability company, partnership, firm, joint venture, association,
joint-stock company, trust, or other entity or organization, including a
government or political subdivision or an agency or instrumentality thereof.

                           1.15 "Reuters Product" means any Reuters product or
service marketed or sold from time to time by Reuters or its Affiliates,
including the Reuters RT and Reuters Business Briefing.

                           1.16 "Reuters Subscriber" means any Person that
receives any Reuters Product.

                           1.17 "Search Technology" means the Company's
proprietary natural language free-text centralized indexing and search
technology, presently marketed under the brand name "UltraSeek."

                           1.18 "Third Party Technology" means technology or
software included in the Search Technology which is licensed by the Company from
third parties.

                  2.       TERM

                           2.1 This Agreement will take effect on April 19,
1996, and, unless terminated earlier pursuant to Section 14, will terminate on
April 19, 2001 (the "Term").

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                  3.       LICENSE

*    3.1 At any time within [  ] following the first commercial availability of
  the Search Technology, at the request of Reuters and upon the execution by
  Reuters of a customary Confidential Disclosure Agreement, the Company will
  provide Reuters with two complete copies of the Search Technology in object
  code form, along with all supporting documentation, written specifications
* and user guides in connection therewith. Reuters shall have a period of [  ]
  from the delivery of such materials to evaluate the same, and may, at any
  time during such period, license the Search Technology pursuant to a
  mutually agreed upon license agreement (the "License") for use on a non-
* exclusive basis with any Reuters Product for the license fee of [  ]
  provided, that it is understood that the License shall not extend to any use
  by Reuters (i) in violation of the Company's agreements with third parties
  in connection with the Third Party Technology, or (ii) in connection with a
  general Internet search and retrieval service competitive with the Company.
* The License shall be for a term of up [  ].

                  "CPU" means a single processing unit or a server containing
  multiple linked processors.

                  The parties will discuss the support and maintenance of the
  Search Technology following the execution of the agreement pertaining to the
  License.

                  4.       FOREIGN SERVICE

*                             4.1 For [  ] that [  ] is [  ] in [  ] during
* the Term, it shall discuss with [  ] (a) the provision of [  ] and [  ] to
* be included in such a [  ], (b) the [  ] of such [  ], and (c) [  ] in such
* [  ]. Nothing contained in the Section [  ] to offer [     ].

                  5.       ADVALUE MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

                           5.1 The Company shall negotiate in good faith with
  Advalue Media Technologies, Inc. ("Advalue") and Reuters in connection with
* [ ] provided that nothing contained herein shall obligate the Company,
  Advalue or Reuters to enter into any agreement in connection therewith.

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                  6.       AMENDMENT TO ON-LINE SERVICES AGREEMENT

                           6.1 On the date hereof, the parties will enter into
Amendment No. 2 to the Online Service Agreement, attached hereto as Exhibit A.

                  7.       LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

                           7.1 Neither party will be liable for any failure to
perform any obligation hereunder, or from any delay in the performance thereof,
due to causes beyond its control, including industrial disputes of whatever
nature, acts of God, public enemy, acts of government, failure of
telecommunications, fire or other casualty.

                           7.2 EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY STATED IN THIS AGREEMENT,
THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS, GUARANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS AS TO
MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR OTHER WARRANTIES,
CONDITIONS, GUARANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN LAW OR
IN FACT, ORAL OR IN WRITING. EACH PARTY HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGES THAT IT HAS NOT
RELIED UPON ANY WARRANTY, CONDITION, GUARANTY OR REPRESENTATION MADE BY THE
OTHER.

                           7.3 Under no circumstances will either party, its
Affiliates or their respective officers, directors, employees be liable for any
indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages with respect to each
party's obligations under this Agreement, regardless of whether such damages
could have been foreseen or prevented.

                  8.       REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES

                           8.1 The Company represents and warrants to Reuters as
of the date hereof that:

                               (a) The execution, delivery and performance by
the Company of this Agreement do not and will not (i) violate the organizational
documents of the Company, (ii) violate any applicable law, rule, regulation,
judgment, injunction, order or decree, or (iii) require any notice or consent or
other action by any Person under, constitute a default under, or give rise to
any right of termination, cancellation or acceleration of any right or
obligation of the Company or to a loss of any benefit to which the Company is
entitled under, any agreement or other instrument binding upon the Company or
any license, franchise, permit or other similar authorization held by the
Company.

                               (b) To the best of its knowledge, the Search
Technology to be provided to Reuters hereunder does not violate the Intellectual
Property Rights of any third Person.

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                               8.2 Reuters hereby represents and warrants to the
Company as of the date hereof that:

                               (a) the execution, delivery and performance by
Reuters of this Agreement does not and will not (i) violate the organizational
documents of Reuters, (ii) violate any applicable law, rule, regulation,
judgment, injunction, order or decree, or (iii) require any notice or consent or
other action by any Person under, constitute a default under, or give rise to
any right of termination, cancellation or acceleration of any right or
obligation of Reuters or to a loss of any benefit to which Reuters is entitled
under, any agreement or other instrument binding upon Reuters or any license,
franchise, permit or other similar authorization held by Reuters.

                  9.       INDEMNIFICATION

                               9.1 The Company will indemnify and hold Reuters
and its Affiliates and their respective officers, directors and employees
harmless from and against any and all Damages resulting from or arising out of
any misrepresentation or breach of representation or warranty of the Company
contained herein or any breach of any covenant or agreement to be performed by
the Company hereunder.

                               9.2 Reuters will indemnify and hold the Company
and its Affiliates and their respective officers, directors and employees
harmless from and against any and all Damages resulting from or arising out of
(a) any misrepresentation or breach of representation or warranty of Reuters
contained herein; or (b) any breach of any covenant or agreement to be performed
by Reuters hereunder.

                               9.3 A party seeking indemnification pursuant to
this Section 9 (an "Indemnified Party") from or against the assertion of any
claim by a third Person (a "Third Person Assertion") shall give prompt notice to
the party from whom indemnification is sought (the "Indemnifying Party"),
provided, however, that failure to give such notice shall not relieve the
Indemnifying Party of any liability hereunder (except to the extent the
Indemnifying Party has suffered actual material prejudice by such failure). No
Indemnified Party shall settle any Third Person Assertion without the prior
written consent of the Indemnifying Party, which consent shall not be
unreasonably withheld or delayed.

                               9.4 Within ten days of receipt of notice from the
Indemnified Party pursuant to Section 9.3, the Indemnifying Party shall have the
right, exercisable by written notice to the Indemnified Party, to assume the
defense of a Third Party Assertion. If the Indemnifying Party assumes such
defense, the Indemnifying Party (a) may select counsel, which counsel shall be
reasonably acceptable to the Indemnified Party, and (b) shall be obligated to
pay the costs (including reasonable attorney's fees and expenses and costs of
investigation) incurred by the Indemnified Party in defending such Third Person
Assertion between the date of the commencement of such Third Person Assertion
and the date of the Indemnifying Party's assumption of such defense.

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                               9.5 If the Indemnifying Party (i) does not assume
the defense of any Third Person Assertion in accordance with section 9.4; (ii)
having so assumed such defense, unreasonably fails to defend against such Third
Person Assertion; or (iii) has been advised by the written opinion of counsel to
the Indemnified Party that the use of the same counsel to represent both the
Indemnifying Party and the Indemnified Party would present a conflict of
interest, then, upon five days' written notice to the Indemnifying Party, the
Indemnified Party may assume the defense of such Third Person Assertion. In such
event, the Indemnified Party shall be entitled under this Section 9 as part of
its Damages to indemnification for the costs of such defense.

                               9.6 The Indemnifying Party, if it shall have
assumed the defense of any Third Person Assertion, shall have the right to
consent to the entry of judgment with respect to, or otherwise settle, such
Third Person Assertion with the consent of the Indemnified Party, which consent
shall not be unreasonably withheld, provided, however, that the Indemnified
Party may withhold its consent if any such judgment imposes a monetary or
continuing non-monetary obligation to the Indemnified Party or does not include
an unconditional release of the Indemnified Party and its Affiliates from all
liability in respect of claims that are the subject matter of such Third Person
Assertion.

                           The Indemnifying Party and the Indemnified Party
shall cooperate, and cause their respective Affiliates to cooperate, in the
defense or prosecution of any Third Person Assertion and shall furnish or cause
to be furnished such records, information and testimony, and attend such
conferences, discovery proceedings, hearings, trials or appeals, as may be
requested in connection therewith. The Indemnifying Party or the Indemnified
Party, as the case may be, shall have the right to participate, at its own
expense, in the defense or settlement of any Third Person Assertion which the
other is defending.

                  10.      TERMINATION

                           10.1 In addition to any other remedy available at law
or in equity, either party may terminate this Agreement immediately, in whole or
in part, without further obligation to the other party in the event of:

                                     (a) any breach of this Agreement by the
other party that is not remedied within 60 days notice of such breach in
writing; or

                                     (b) the other party's making an assignment
for the benefit of its creditors, the filing of a voluntary of involuntary
petition under any bankruptcy or insolvency law, under the reorganization or
arrangement provisions of the United States Bankruptcy Code, or under the
provisions of any law of like import in connection with the other party, or the
appointment of a trustee or receiver for the other party or its property.

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                           10.2 Reuters may terminate this Agreement at any time
following (i) any merger or consolidation of the Company, or any sale, lease or
transfer of all or substantially all of the assets of the Company (to a
non-Affiliate), or (ii) any change of Control of the Company (whether through
merger, stock transfer, or otherwise) in either case ((i) or (ii) above) to a
Person who is competitive with Reuters in a financially or strategically
significant line of business in Reuters reasonable determination.

                           10.3 The Company may terminate this Agreement at any
time following (i) any merger or consolidation of Reuters Holdings PLC ("RH"),
or any sale, lease or transfer of all or substantially all of the assets of RH
(to a non-Affiliate), or (ii) any change of Control of RH (whether through
merger, stock transfer, or otherwise) in either case ((i) or (ii) above) to a
Person who is competitive with the Company in a financially or strategically
significant line of business in the Company's reasonable determination.

                  11.      GENERAL

                           11.1 Nothing will be deemed to limit or restrict
either party from entering into agreements with any other Person covering
services similar to that provided by the other party or the subject matter
hereunder.

                           11.2 Neither party will make or issue any external
press statement regarding the terms of this Agreement unless (a) it has received
the express written consent of the other party, which will not be unreasonably
withheld or (b) it is required to do so by Law or regulation. Press statements
not rejected within 3 business days following receipt shall be deemed approved.

                           11.3 This Agreement and any and all addenda,
schedules or exhibits attached hereto represent the entire agreement of the
parties regarding the subject matter hereof. There are no other oral or written
collateral representations, agreements, or understandings regarding the subject
matter hereof.

                           11.4 This Agreement will be deemed to have been
executed and delivered in the State of New York and will be governed by and
construed in accordance with the laws of New York.

                           11.5 All notices, requests and other communications
to any party hereunder will be in writing (including facsimile transmission or
similar writing) and will be given to such party at its address or telecopy
number set forth below or at such other address or telecopy number as such party
may hereafter specify for such purposes. Each such notice, request or other
communication will be effective (i) if given by telecopy, when such telecopy is
transmitted to the telecopy number specified in this Section and confirmation of
receipt is obtained or (ii) if given by any other means, when received at the
address specified below:

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                        To Reuters:
                              Reuters NewMedia Inc.
                              1700 Broadway
                              New York, New York 10019
                              Attn: Senior Vice President

                        With a copy to:
                              Reuters America Inc.
                              1700 Broadway
                              New York, New York 10019
                              (212) 307-9178 (Facsimile)
                              Attn: General Counsel

                        To The Company:
                              Infoseek Corporation
                              2620 Augustine Drive
                              Suite 250
                              Santa Clara, California 95054
                              Attn: President

                        With a copy to:
                              Infoseek Corporation
                              2620 Augustine Drive
                              Suite 250
                              Santa Clara, California 95054
                              Attn: General Counsel

                           11.6 This Agreement will be binding upon and inure to
the benefit of the parties, their respective heirs, personal representatives,
successors and assigns. Neither party may assign any of its rights or delegate
any of its duties under this Agreement without the prior written consent of the
other, provided that either party may assign this Agreement to any affiliate
without the necessity of obtaining consent from the other party.

                           11.7 There is no joint venture, partnership, agency
or fiduciary relationship existing between the parties and the parties do not
intend to create any such relationship by this Agreement.

                           11.8 This Agreement may not be amended, modified or
superseded, nor may any of its terms or conditions be waived unless expressly
agreed to in writing by both parties. The failure of either party at any time or
times to require full performance of any provision hereof will in no manner
affect the right of such party at a later time to enforce the same.

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                           11.9 If any provision or term of this Agreement, not
being of a fundamental nature, is held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable,
the validity, legality and enforceability of the remainder of this Agreement
will not be affected.

                           11.10 The provisions of Section 9 and any and all
disclaimers and indemnities contained herein will survive the termination of
this Agreement.

REUTERS NEWMEDIA, INC.                   INFOSEEK CORPORATION

By:                                      By:
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Title: Senior VP                         Title: VP & General Counsel
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Date:                                    Date:  4/19/96
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                                                                       EXHIBIT A

                                 AMENDMENT NO. 2

                                       TO

                            ON-LINE SERVICE AGREEMENT

                  The On-Line Agreement ("Agreement") by and between InfoSeek
Corporation, a corporation duly organized under the laws of California, with its
principal place of business at 2620 Augustine Drive, #250, Santa Clara,
California 95054, hereinafter referred to as "InfoSeek", and Reuters NewMedia
Inc., with its principal place of business at 1700 Broadway, New York, New York
10019, hereinafter referred to as "Reuters", dated February 29, 1995, as amended
by Amendment No. 1, dated January 4, 1996 is hereby amended by this Amendment
No. 2.

                  1. PARAGRAPH 2.1 of the Agreement is hereby amended to read in
its entirety:

                  "2.1 This Agreement will take effect on the date it is signed
                  by both parties and will terminate on its fifth anniversary
                  unless terminated earlier pursuant to Section 14 hereto."

                  2. PARAGRAPH 2 OF AMENDMENT NO. 1 to the Agreement is hereby
amended to read in its entirety:

                  "The Basic License Fee ("Original Rates") set forth in Item A
                  of Schedule 4, as amended by Amendment No. 1 ("Revised Rates")
                  is further changed to the following rates ("Further Revised
                  Rates"), such change to be effective on May 1, 1996. Further
                  Revised Rates and Revised Rates for any partial months shall
                  be computed on pro-rata basis:

                  Subject to the minimum monthly fees specified below ("Minimum
                  Monthly Fees"), InfoSeek shall pay to Reuters a royalty equal
*                 to [ ] of Net Fees (as described below) for advertisement
                  impressions ("Impressions") appearing on pages ("Qualified
                  Pages") accessed by Users containing (a) any Article or
                  Articles, or (b) Headlines or Summaries, where such Headlines
                  or Summaries comprise a substantial majority of the Content on
                  such page, but excluding pages containing Headlines or
                  Summaries which result from a search query on a specific
                  subject or topic:


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                           Minimum Monthly Fees:
*                          [                   ]
*                          [                   ]
*                          [                   ]

                  "Net Fees" shall mean amounts received and recognized as
                  revenue by InfoSeek from advertisers attributable to
                  Impressions appearing on Qualified Pages less, with respect to
                  such amounts, (1) any amounts for refunds on other credits,
                  including, but not limited to amounts credited for bad debt or
                  fraud or advertisement barter (provided, (i) any such bartered
*                 advertisements do not exceed [ ] of the ad "inventory" on the
                  Qualified Pages in any given month during the Term and (ii)
                  the Distributor treats the Qualified Pages substantially
                  similar as all other pages on its Site containing Content in
                  terms of the amount of bartered ads appearing on any such
                  pages); (2) any amounts payable by InfoSeek applicable to
                  internal and/or external sales commissions, advertising agency
                  fees, or fees or royalties payable or creditable to third
                  parties and (3) any applicable sales, use, value-added or
                  withholding taxes, or export duties or similar changes
                  required to be paid or withheld by InfoSeek.

                  "Articles" shall mean full stories of approximately 300 words
                  in length covering news, sports, business or entertainment
                  events.

                  "Headlines" shall mean headlines of approximately 1-2
                  sentences covering news, sports, business or entertainment
                  events.

                  "Summaries" shall mean summaries of approximately 50 words in
                  length covering news, sports, business or entertainment
                  events.

                  Each royalty report will specify the total applicable fees
                  received and the computation of "Net Fees."

                  3. PARAGRAPH 6.7 of the Agreement is hereby amended to read in
                  its entirety:

                  "6.7 Distributor will not remove, conceal or obliterate any
                  copyright or other proprietary notice or any credit-line or
                  date-line included in the Reuters Services. Distributor will
                  insert on each screen that contains any Content, and in close
                  proximity to the Content, the following notice: "Copyright
                  [insert current year] Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
                  Republication or redistribution of Reuters content is
                  expressly prohibited


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                  without the prior written consent of Reuters. Reuters shall
                  not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for
                  any actions taken in reliance thereon," or such other notice
                  as may be agreed by the parties in writing."

                  4. Paragraph 13.2 of the Agreement is hereby deleted and
                  replaced in its entirety by the following:

                  "13.2 Reuters may terminate this Agreement following (i) any
                  merger or consolidation of Distributor, or any sale, lease or
                  transfer of all or substantially all of the assets of
                  Distributor (to a non-Affiliate), or (ii) any change of
                  Control of Distributor (whether through merger, stock
                  transfer, or otherwise) in either case ((i) or (ii) above) to
                  a Person who is competitive with Reuters in a financially or
                  strategically significant line of business, or is an existing
                  or potential purchaser of similar Content from Reuters, any of
                  which is in Reuters reasonable determination. Distributor may
                  terminate this Agreement following (i) any merger or
                  consolidation of Reuters Holding PLC ("RH"), or any sale,
                  lease or transfer of all or substantially all of the assets of
                  RH (to a non-Affiliate), or (ii) any change of Control of RH
                  (whether through merger, stock transfer, or otherwise) in
                  either case ((i) or (ii) above) to a Person who is competitive
                  with Distributor in a financially or strategically significant
                  line of business, in Distributor's reasonable determination."

                  5. PARAGRAPH 3 OF AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO THE AGREEMENT is hereby
deleted in its entirety.

                  All other provisions of the Agreement shall reamin in full
force and effect following the date hereof.

                  This Amendment may be executed in counterparts.

REUTERS NEWMEDIA INC.                     INFOSEEK CORPORATION

By:                                       By:
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Title: Senior VP                          Title: VP & General Counsel
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Date:  4/19/1996                          Date:  4/19/96
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