WORLDS INC. ANNOUNCES INTERNET AGREEMENT
WITH POLYGRAM MERCHANDISING, INC.
Plans To Create Online 'SuperStars SuperStore'
Worlds to have Debut Press Conference for
First 3D Internet 'SuperStars SuperStore.com'
on Tuesday, November 24th
New York, NY – October 12th, 1998 – Worlds Inc. ("Worlds"), a pioneer in the development of 3D Internet technology, and PolyGram Merchandising Inc. ("PolyGram Merchandising"), one of this country's leading licensees of recording artist merchandise, including collectibles, announced the signing of an agreement that will permit Worlds to develop, maintain and operate a 2D, or traditional HTML, as well as a 3D Internet website, through which Worlds will promote and sell the merchandise of PolyGram Merchandising's licensed artists, utilizing Worlds' proprietary Internet technology and content. Worlds 3DCD Internet software and content permits animation and motion on the Internet, including a user's ability to experience moving into and out of various spaces via the selection of an avatar (one's alter ego character) for self-representation on the Internet.
Among the recording artists and others whose products are licensed by PolyGram Merchandising and whose products will be sold by Worlds in the online 'SuperStars SuperStore.com' are (in alphabetical order) All Saints, David Bowie, Billy Ray Cyrus, Hanson, Elton John, John Mellencamp, Shania Twain, The Spice Girls, Sting, U2, and Warren G, among others.
Thom Kidrin, President and CEO of Worlds, said "this Agreement with PolyGram Merchandising further reinforces Worlds' growing recognition in the area of 3D Internet technology and content as this relates to the music, and now, music merchandise industry." Tom Bennett, President and CEO of PolyGram Merchandising, noted that "this relationship with Worlds affords PolyGram Merchandising with an opportunity to allow consumers worldwide to purchase PolyGram Merchandising licensed artist merchandise over the Internet, one of the fastest growing major commerce environments of the twentieth century."
A Press Conference debuting the launch of Worlds' 'SuperStars SuperStores.com' is planned for Tuesday, November 24th. After the launch, Internet users may access Worlds' traditional 2D or HTML Internet 'SuperStars SuperStore' by the URL 'www.WorldsStore.com' or 'www.SuperStarsSuperStore.com.' Worlds 3D Internet 'SuperStars SuperStore' can be accessed by using Worlds 3DCD which are scheduled for press distribution at the Press Conference and mass distribution in December.
About Worlds Inc. 3D Internet Technology and Content
Worlds 3DCD Internet software and content embedded on traditional audio CDs, as an enhanced, value added feature, permits animation and motion on the Internet. Worlds 3DCD software and content permit online users to experience moving into and out of various spaces via the selection of an avatar (one's alter ego character) for self-representation on the Internet. Worlds Avatar Gallery has over 100 different characters (avatars) from which an online user may select his or her online character, be it a real person, an animal, a cartoon character, or even a bird. These online users can also meet other avatars with whom they can communicate in various ways, including, but not limited to traditional text chat or real voice-to-voice chat; these users can even wave to and dance with one another and exhibit numerous other behavior patterns, all in a highly interactive, real time, online environment.
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