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X1 Technologies Appoints Howard Silver as Vice President of Engineering

PASADENA, CA – September 25, 2006 X1 Technologies, an award-winning leader in desktop and enterprise search solutions, announced today that Howard Silver has been appointed to the position of Vice President of Engineering. Mr. Silver will be responsible for expanding X1 Technologies long-term technology roadmap and product architecture. Most recently, Mr. Silver was the Vice President of Product Development at ZANTAZ.

"I am delighted to have someone as accomplished as Howard join the senior management team at X1," said Josh Jacobs, president of X1 Technologies. "Howard's leadership skills and insights are a perfect match as we continue to drive our technology innovation for the enterprise search solutions our customers expect from us. His experience in a range of engineering and leadership roles will be a tremendous benefit to the company."

As Vice President of Product Development at ZANTAZ, Mr. Silver was responsible for budgeting activities, roadmap implementation and formation of growth plans as well as product development, QA and Program Management for ZANTAZ's information retention and discovery management solutions.

Prior to ZANTAZ, Mr. Silver was Vice President/General Manager Appliance Software Division at VERITAS where he was responsible for all product development, program management, OEM and embedded relationships and oversaw product management for VERITAS' Appliance and Off-host Processing Products. He also held the position of Vice President of the Cross Products Operations Group where he was responsible for engineering program management of the company's strategic partners which included Dell, Compaq, EMC, Hitachi, Oracle and Sun.

Prior to joining VERITAS, Mr. Silver served as the Vice President of Engineering at General Automation, and has also held executive positions at AST Research and Forward Technology. His broad background includes responsibilities for business units, product management and marketing, as well as product development and support. He has held management and consulting positions with Andrew Corporation, Gateway Communications, Control Data Corporation, Pertec Computer Corporation, and Boeing Computer Services.

Mr. Silver holds a BS degree in Mathematics from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, and an MS degree in Computer Science from the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington.

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About X1 Technologies, Inc.
X1 Technologies, Inc., a recognized leader in desktop search solutions, was founded in 2003 to help business users easily access and act upon information that resides anywhere on a desktop or the corporate enterprise. X1 has partnered with Qualcomm®, Yahoo! ®, EarthLink®, SNAP™, SoonR®, Viapoint®, Virgilio, Visioneer and WebMessenger to power their desktop search initiatives. Headquartered in Pasadena, California, X1 Technologies is an operating company of Idealab and is backed by U.S. Venture Partners. For more information, visit www.x1.com or call www.x1.com or call (866) 918-3241.
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