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Curious Software And Metro Networks Announce Partnership

To bring integrated real-time traffic information and high-end graphics to television stations (July 12, 2005)

Curious Software, the leading provider of mapping solutions to the television broadcast industry, has joined forces with Metro Networks, a Westwood One company and Americas largest provider of traffic information and content, to offer to television affiliates nationwide a fantastic new option for the visualization of traffic on television.

Curious Softwares recently announced Traffic Flow System will be driven by Metro Networks real-time traffic data in any and all Metro Networks Markets. Halid Hatic, President of Curious Software, commented: ?The combination of the Curious Traffic Flow system with the data services of Metro Networks will offer the television broadcast industry a best of breed product at a breakthrough price structure, allowing any markets to better inform their viewers about daily traffic conditions.

?We are very pleased to be working with Curious Software in offering an outstanding graphics solution for traffic reporting, said Pat LaPlatney, EVP, Westwood One. ?The Traffic Flow system is a tremendous complement to the very popular Curious World Maps package, and will enable client stations to combine best-in-class traffic data with cutting-edge visualization in a real-time environment.

Metro Networks national traffic database offers traffic and transportation information for over 100 US cities, using the largest private traffic-gathering infrastructure in the world. More than 1900 employees in 76 separate operational facilities report on accidents, breakdowns, construction and other events and their impact on traffic flow. Metro Networks relationships with numerous departments of transportation provide access to speed and flow data where available, while Metro Networks 150 aircraft, hundreds of camera images and mobile units visually confirm all information before it is reported, making possible the most accurate traffic information available anywhere.

About Westwood One
Westwood One (NYSE: WON) provides over 150 news, sports, music, talk, entertainment programs, features, live events and 24/7 Formats. Through its subsidiaries, Metro Networks/Shadow Broadcast Services, Westwood One provides local content to the radio and TV industries including news, sports, weather, traffic, video news services and other information. SmartRoute Systems manages traffic information centers for state and local departments of transportation, and markets traffic and travel content to wireless, Internet, in-vehicle navigation systems and voice portal customers. Westwood One serves more than 7,700 radio stations. Westwood One is managed by Infinity Broadcasting Corporation.

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About Curious Software
Founded in May 1999, Curious Software makes high quality professional information graphics available to everyone creating content for the television, post-production, Internet and corporate graphics industries. Launched in April 2000, Curious World Maps is a unique and powerful software package for the creation of digital maps for broadcast television news, documentaries, video and film production and post-production, websites, and a wide range of other media. Established as the industry standard for map creation, its intuitive user-interface and comprehensive built-in databases make it quick and easy to generate highly-detailed, broadcast quality still and animated maps of anywhere in the world on any Windows® PC or Mac®.

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