OAKLAND, Calif., Mar 17, 2000 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- DigiScents' co-founder and
CEO, Joel Bellenson, states, "The establishment of Permanent Normal Trading
Relations (PNTR) between China and America is a matter of global significance.
"The Internet is one of the most powerful enablements of human communication,
redefining every industry and every country, and spiraling billions of people
into a new global discourse and multicultural metropolis."
Bellenson continues, "Just as we want our cities to be united for all of its
inhabitants, we must approve PNTR so that a quarter of the world's people can
have access to all the benefits of the global infrastructure, significant parts
of which are being originated in the United States. Our company, DigiScents,
although founded in the U.S., took the unorthodox step, two and a half months
ago, of receiving an equity investment from Pacific Century CyberWorks based in
the Chinese SAR of Hong Kong. We did this as part of our mission to enable
global and historical understanding by restoring to humanity's communication and
entertainment repertoire the sense of smell."
DISCLAIMER: This quote does not represent the opinion or views of Pacific
Century CyberWorks (PCCW) nor did PCCW read or approve the quote prior to its
transmission over the wire. About DigiScents, Inc.
DigiScents is partnering with leading web sites and interactive media companies
to scent-enable the Internet. With DigiScents(TM) Digital Scent Technology,
consumers will be able to enjoy more lifelike and memorable experiences with
scented Web sites, e-mail, movies, music, e-commerce, interactive games, and
In October 1999, DigiScents first announced its complete solution for digitizing
and broadcasting scents over the Internet. Through its partnership with
RealNetworks (Nasdaq:RNWK), DigiScents ScentStream(TM) software will be
auto-downloaded to almost 100 million RealPlayer users. Through its partnership
with Hong Kong-listed Pacific Century CyberWorks (PCCW; HKSE:1186), DigiScents
technology will be available across all of the Asia-Pacific via NOW, PCCW's
enormous Internet, e-commerce, and interactive television network.
DigiScents is a privately held corporation located in Oakland. The company was
founded in February 1999 by Dexster Smith and Joel Bellenson. Bellenson and
Smith also founded DoubleTwist (www.doubletwist.com), formerly Pangea Systems
Inc., the world's leading biotechnology company.Distributed via COMTEX.
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CONTACT: DigiScents, Inc., Oakland
David Libby, 510/625-4305
Director of Public Relations
INDUSTRY KEYWORD: COMPUTERS/ELECTRONICS SOFTWARE