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Memo of Understanding - Oracle Corp. and LVL Interactive Inc.

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May 5, 1998
President & CEO LVL Interactive
480 Cowper Palo Alto, CA 94301

Dear Steve:

This will serve as a memo of understanding between Oracle Corporation and LVL.
We are enthusiastic about the market opportunity that exists for the combination
of talents and resources offered by our firms. Through our discussions over the
past weeks we believe we have defined the market opportunity, roles of each firm
in the pursuit of these opportunities and the framework of an agreement that
would govern our working relationship. It is understood that this document does
not constitute a formal agreement. Rather it is intended to communicate the
basic understanding that has been achieved to date. If a formal contract is
required we intend to negotiate in good faith over a target number of 45 days to
solidify such a formal agreement. It is also understood that we will begin
working together immediately in the pursuit of these target opportunities as
defined below.


High profile companies with very strong brand recognition represent a unique
opportunity for Oracle and LVL. They will all eventually have a world class
website which will allow them to sell products over the Internet. Websites that
are effective in the marketing and business processes (handling transactions,
scalability and manageability) are the exception, not the rule. Consumer
marketing companies need the technical software expertise and the web-savvy
marketing expertise of a firm like LVL to help design, develop, implement and
manage a world class electronic marketing site.

Our intention is to target 3 to 10 such companies together, including all facets
of the sales cycle from prospecting to closure, and then jointly win the
opportunity to build their next generation electronic sales and marketing
website. If successful, Oracle and LVL will each win significant contracts for
the development and management of the sites. It is expected that Oracle will be
the subcontractor to LVL, given the nature of the agreement that LVL intends to
pursue with the account. Regardless of Oracle's role as prime or subcontractor,
it is anticipated that the sites will require significant software and services.
The exact software, services and pricing for these sites will be negotiated on a
case by case basis through the normal Oracle sales and consulting practices,
either directly with LVL or with the end customer if appropriate.



LVL intends to win the rights to develop and own the site for each target
account. In this case, Oracle is a subcontractor and LVL purchases the software
and services from Oracle to build the site. Oracle will contract with LVL, to
provide the software and services as needed for the project per Oracle's
standard and customary rates.

Additionally, Oracle and LVL will jointly invest the pre-sales and upfront
marketing resources needed to win the opportunities.


Oracle has three primary interests in the target opportunities

1.       We want to sell software and services to our current competitive market
2.       We want to co-brand the sites "On Oracle" technology and have the
         rights to reference them in Oracle marketing efforts to establish our
         Firm as the premier provider for the electronic commerce market.
3.       We want to lean from the experience so we can develop a scaleable model
         for profitably pursuing and winning this business in the future.

In order to accomplish these three objectives we would like to formalize an
agreement that defines all necessary specific obligations for both parties. The
target is 45 days to decline and complete the agreement.

Specifically with regard to objective number 3, we are each proposing that
Oracle pay LVL the sum of $25,000 for at least three and no more than ten of
such opportunities. Oracle will devote pre-sales resources to develop and win
the opportunities. LVL will use the money to do the same.

It is proposed that Oracle will receive the following benefit from $25,000 per
initial opportunity.

1.       Co-branding the sites "On Oracle" or some other appropriate mark that
         indicates that Oracle provided the technology and services to help
         develop the site.
2.       A 2 - 3 page report on each of the 3 - 10 cases indicating all the
         requirements of the project, what it took to win the job, get the job
         done, et.

Both of these benefits will be spelled out in more specific terms in the final
contract that governs our working relationship. Until that final agreement is
reached, Oracle and LVL will work on a case by case basis to pursue the
opportunities together. It is anticipated that the first opportunity to work
together is upon us in less that the six weeks we think it will take to get a
contract done, we are inclined to work on a "letter agreement" basis for each
project. It is incumbent upon LVL to draft a simple letter stating the
deliverables for the $25K fee for each opportunity until an agreement is made

We are very enthusiastic about the opportunity. Thanks for working on it with us
so far.


/S/ Michael Keddington
Michael Keddington
Vice President of marketing
Application Server Division