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X1 Technologies Named a "Cool Vendor in High Performance Workplace" by Leading Analyst Firm

Vendors Selected for the" Cool Vendor" report are innovative, impactful, and intriguing.

PASADENA, CA – March 23, 2006 X1 Technologies, a leader in enterprise desktop search, today announced that it has been recognized as one of the "Cool Vendors" in Gartner, "Cool Vendors in High Performance Workplace, 2006" report, published on March 15, 2006 and written by Whit Andrews, et al., Research VP of Gartner, Inc. The vendors chosen, reflect a spectrum of technologies - collaboration, information access, messaging, e-learning and metadata markup - that helps create and support a high performance workplace. Diverse functions and applications must support activities that range from personal to businesswide concerns.

According to the report, the high performance workplace includes technologies that span enterprise activities. The report profiles X1 Technologies, along with seven other "cool" vendors, who reflect that richness and illustrate unique approaches to achieving performance improvements.

The X1® Search Platform can be managed, deployed and extended across the enterprise while retaining the scalability, performance and security required in business today.

"X1 Technologies is pleased to be included in Gartner's 'Cool Vendor' report for High Performance Workplace. We believe Gartner's report affirms what our customers know from experience - X1 is a secure, scalable and open solution that brings unified actionable search to the business environment for access to all relevant corporate data, from the desktop to the enterprise," said Josh Jacobs, president of X1 Technologies.

About Gartner's Cool Vendor Selection Process
Gartner's listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose.

Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn't do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner's interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.

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. Companies of all sizes use X1 Technologies' solutions for their enterprise desktop search initiatives. X1 Technologies was an early leader in the desktop search space with the launch of their flagship product, X1 Desktop Search, which garnered industry awards including the "Best of 2004" and "Technical Excellence" from PC Magazine. X1 Technologies has partnered with leading companies including IBM, Yahoo! and EarthLink 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 626-229-3050.
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X1 Technologies, Inc.
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