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eTranslate To Provide Web Globalization Solutions to GE  

San Francisco, California -- April 17, 2001 - eTranslate, Inc. announced today it had signed an agreement with GE to deploy eTranslate's enterprise level solutions for Web globalization throughout GE's worldwide enterprise.

Under the agreement, GE will leverage eTranslate's customized Web services, including globalization consulting, technical integration, software engineering, professional language translation, and dynamic content management. Currently, eTranslate is working with several divisions of GE including GE Plastics, GE Global eXchange Services, and GE Lighting.

"One of the greatest challenges facing GE is expanding each businesses' worldwide leadership position in this increasingly competitive global environment," said John Flannery, Managing Director of GE Equity. "eTranslate's services will support us in the key area of Web globalization."

"Web globalization in an international business model has a definite purpose. That purpose is to help businesses achieve a significant advantage over their competitors in overseas markets. Our GlobalLinkTM technology, combined with our extensive service offering, is vital to industry leaders who want to succeed in these growing markets," said Janet Heppner, CEO of eTranslate.

eTranslate's GlobalWebTM solution is supported by its proprietary technology, GlobalLinkTM. Once installed, GlobalLink streamlines the content localization process by automating tasks that otherwise would be time-consuming, costly and prone to human error. Along with eTranslate's existing suite of GlobalWeb solutions that includes globalization consulting and localization services, GlobalLink is the best software tool for companies managing large amounts of digital content for multilingual Web sites.

About eTranslate eTranslate is an enterprise-level services provider that helps companies build international Web sites through globalization consulting, localization management software, and in-country localization specialists. By offering a complete solution, eTranslate works in partnership with companies to systematize their Internet business models to compete in global e-markets. The industry's only integrated, full-service solution for Web globalization is supported by GlobalLinkTM, eTranslate's proprietary technology. eTranslate works with industry-leading companies including eBay, GE, and Microsoft. eTranslate, Inc. is headquartered in San Francisco and has offices in Berlin, London, New York, Paris, Santiago, São Paolo, and Tokyo. More information can be found at

About GE Corporation GE, with 2000 revenues of $130 billion, is a diversified technology, services and manufacturing company with a commitment to achieving customer success and worldwide leadership in each of its businesses. GE operates in more than 100 countries and employs 340,000 people worldwide.

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