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Employment Agreement - inc. and Kal Raman

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May 21, 2001

Kal Raman

Dear Kal:

     On behalf of, inc. (the "Company"), we are pleased to confirm
your appointment to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer
effective April 26, 2001. You will report directly to the Company's Board of

     You will receive an annual salary of $350,000, along with the Company's
standard employee benefits. Your salary will be paid in accordance with the
Company's standard payroll policies. You will be eligible to receive a bonus of
up to $350,000 annually, based upon the Company's performance. The exact bonus
formula will be determined by mutual agreement with you. In addition, you will
receive a $75,000 signing bonus upon your acceptance of this letter. You will
also receive a $25,000 bonus after one year, assuming your continued employment
with the Company. Your compensation package will be reviewed annually by the
Company's Board of Directors.

     You will be granted an option (the "Option") to purchase 1,000,000 shares
of, inc. common stock. The exercise price will be equal to the
fair market value of such shares on April 26, 2001, which was $1.53 per share.
The options will vest in equal monthly installments over a three-year period.
Vesting will depend upon your continued employment with the Company. The Option
will be subject to the terms of the Company's 1998 Stock Option Plan and the
related Stock Option Agreement between you and

     All of us at the Company are very excited about your promotion and look
forward to continuing a beneficial and rewarding relationship. Nevertheless,
your employment at may be terminated by you or at
any time for any reason with or without cause or notice.

     This letter supercedes and replaces the Employment Offer Letter between you
and the Company dated July 28, 1998. The terms of this offer letter may only be
changed by written agreement, although the Company may from time to time, in its
sole discretion, adjust the salaries and benefits paid to you and its other

     Should you have any questions with regard to any of the items indicated
above, please contact Alesia Pinney. Kindly indicate your consent to the terms
contained in this offer letter by signing and returning a copy to us by May 25,

Sincerely,, inc.

/s/ Peter Neupert
Peter Neupert

Agreed to and accepted:

/s/ Kal Raman                                   Date:  May __, 2001
Kal Raman