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X1 Technologies Positioned in the Visionaries Quadrant for 2006 Information Access Technology Magic Quadrant

Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

GARTNER SYMPOSIUM/ITxpo, ORLANDO, FL – October 10, 2006 X1 Technologies, a leader in enterprise desktop search, today announced from Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2006 that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Visionaries quadrant in the 2006 Information Access Technology Magic Quadrant* report.

According to Gartner, they "consider all enterprise search vendors to be information access technology vendors; however, those that only offer search capabilities (frequently called "keyword search") are inherently not Visionaries or candidates for the Leaders quadrant. Finding information, and acting on it intelligently, demands increasingly sophisticated and innovative strategies."

"We consider our positioning in the visionaries quadrant by Gartner as further confirmation of both our strategic vision and our ability to deliver a secure, scalable and open solution that brings unified actionable search to the business environment for access to all relevant corporate data," said Josh Jacobs, president of X1 Technologies. "This year has brought us continued success in all components of our business - financial performance, customer sales and deployments, technology innovation and partnership expansion."

The X1 Enterprise Platform brings enterprise desktop search technology to the business environment for access to all information whether it resides on the desktop or across the corporate network. X1 can be managed, deployed and extended across the enterprise while retaining the scalability, performance and security required in business today.

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted October 6, 2006 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

* Magic Quadrant for Information Access Technology, 2006, by Whit Andrews and Rita E. Knox, published October 6, 2006 by Gartner, Inc.

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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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For media inquiries please contact:
Stephan West
X1 Technologies, Inc.
(866) 918-3241
stephan@x1.com
 
Teresa Bridwell
X1 Technologies, Inc.
(866) 918-3241
teresa@x1.com


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