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India Services Agreement - Juno Online Services LP and D. E. Shaw & Co. LP

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                            INDIA SERVICES AGREEMENT

         THIS AGREEMENT (this "Agreement") is made effective as of November 1,
1997 between Juno Online Services, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership
("Juno"), and D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P., a Delaware limited partnership ("DESCO,

                              W I T N E S S E T H:

         WHEREAS, Juno desires to receive certain consulting services from
DESCO, L.P., through its wholly-owned subsidiary D.E. Shaw India Software
Private Ltd. ("DESIS") or its other India-based affiliates, and DESCO, L.P. has
agreed to provide (or cause to be provided) such services to Juno, on the terms
and conditions set forth herein;

         NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the consulting arrangement
described herein and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and
sufficiency of which are expressly acknowledged hereby, it is agreed as follows:

1.       SERVICES.

         (a) Pursuant to the terms of this Agreement, DESCO, L.P. shall provide,
or shall cause to be provided, for the benefit of Juno, the services described
in Schedule A hereto (the "Services"), which schedule may be amended from time
to time as provided in Section 12. DESCO, L.P. shall perform the Services in
good faith in a commercially reasonable manner and in accordance with applicable
law and the express terms of this Agreement. Specifically, DESCO, L.P. shall
provide the Services with that degree of skill, attention and care that DESCO,
L.P. exercises with respect to furnishing comparable services to itself. DESCO,
L.P. shall be an independent contractor as to Juno in performing Services
hereunder and shall have exclusive authority to control and direct the
performance of any and all Services performed by DESCO, L.P. for Juno.

         (b) Juno shall provide all data and information required by DESCO, L.P.
in connection with the performance of the Services at the time and in the manner
which DESCO, L.P. reasonably requests.


         (a) Juno agrees to pay to DESCO, L.P. the fees, if any, for each of the
Services as set forth on Schedule A hereto. Except as specifically provided in
Schedule A hereto, Juno shall not be required to reimburse DESCO, L.P. for costs
and expenses incurred in connection with the performance of the Services. DESCO,
L.P. agrees to invoice Juno on a monthly basis for such costs and expenses, and
Juno agrees to pay all such charges within 30 days of receipt of invoice.

         (b) In the event that either Juno or DESCO, L.P. requests a material
change in the amount or the type of Services to be provided hereunder, the
parties agree that they shall negotiate in good faith to modify the Agreement
(including Schedule A hereto) to adjust the fees hereunder accordingly.



         (a) This Agreement shall continue in effect for the period commencing
on the effective date of this Agreement and extend on a month to month basis
until terminated by either party, as provided in this Section.

         (b) This Agreement may be terminated by Juno (i) at any time upon
written notice to DESCO, L.P. upon a material default in DESCO, L.P.'s
performance of the Services, which has not been cured within thirty (30) days
after written notice thereof has been given to DESCO, L.P. by Juno or (ii) at
Juno's convenience at any time upon thirty (30) days written notice to DESCO,

         (c) This Agreement may be terminated by DESCO, L.P. (i) at any time
upon written notice to Juno upon a material default in Juno's performance of its
obligations under this Agreement (including, without limitation, if Juno fails
to pay any amounts that may be due for the Services) and such default has not
been cured within thirty (30) days after written notice thereof has been given
to Juno by DESCO, L.P. or (ii) at DESCO, L.P.'s convenience at any time upon
ninety (90) days written notice to Juno.


         DESCO, L.P. shall not be liable for failure to perform an obligation
under this Agreement where such failure is due to fire, flood, labor dispute,
natural calamity, or acts of the government or for any other reason if resulting
from conditions beyond the reasonable control of DESCO, L.P. If DESCO, L.P. is
liable for any failure to perform under this Agreement, DESCO, L.P.'s liability
to Juno is limited to correction of errors and the reimbursement to Juno of any
monies paid by Juno to third parties, which are paid as a result of the error
caused by DESCO, L.P. DESCO, L.P. shall not be liable for any special,
incidental, indirect, or consequential damages, damages from loss of use, data,
or profits, or cost or procurement of substitute goods or services, arising out
of or in connection with this Agreement or the Services provided hereunder.


         (a) Each of the parties hereto shall hold, and shall cause its
respective officers, directors, employees, agents, consultants and other
representatives to hold confidential all documents and confidential or
proprietary information or data furnished to it by the other party or such other
party's officers, directors, employees, agents, consultants or representatives
in connection with this Agreement or the Services contemplated hereunder, except
where such information (i) was available to recipient on a non-confidential
basis prior to disclosure to recipient hereunder; (ii) is made available to
recipient on a non-confidential basis from a third party; (iii) is made
available on a non-confidential basis to third parties by disclosure; (iv)
enters the public domain on or after the date of this Agreement; (v) is
disclosed to recipient on or after the Termination Date; (vi) is developed
independently by recipient; (vii) is disclosed by mutual



agreement of the parties hereto; or (viii) is requested or required pursuant to
law or regulation, government authority, duly authorized subpoena or court

         (b) It is understood that the parties hereto may have performed, and
may continue to perform, independent development relating to the confidential or
proprietary information received hereunder. The parties hereto agree that
neither this Agreement nor the receipt of any confidential or proprietary
information shall limit either party's such independent development nor will
this Agreement or the receipt of confidential information prevent either party
from undertaking similar efforts or discussions with third parties.

         (c) All the obligations of the parties hereto pursuant to this Section
5 shall survive the termination of this Agreement.


         All right, title, and interest in and to any intellectual property,
including without limitation any ideas, inventions (whether or not patentable),
designs, improvements, discoveries, innovations, patents, trademarks, service
marks, trade dress, trade names, trade secrets, works of authorship, copyrights,
films, audio and video tapes, other audio and visual works of any kind, scripts,
sketches, models, formulas, tests, analyses, software, firmware, computer
processes, computer and other applications, creations, properties, and any
documentation or other memorialization containing or relating to the foregoing,
in each case discovered, invented, created, written, developed, taped, filmed,
furnished, or produced by DESCO, L.P. (or by DESIS or other India-based
affiliates of DESCO, L.P.) in the course of rendering services to Juno under
this Agreement shall be and remain the sole and exclusive property of Juno.
DESCO, L.P. makes, and agrees to make and execute, any assignment or agreement
necessary to perfect Juno's right, title, and interest to such intellectual
property, and agrees to perform any act reasonably requested by Juno in
furtherance thereof.


         This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of both
DESCO, L.P. and Juno and their respective successors and assigns; provided,
however, that neither party may assign this Agreement or any right hereunder in
whole or in part without the prior written consent of the other party.

8.       NOTICES.

         Any notice, request, instruction or other communication at any time
hereunder required or permitted to be given or furnished by either party hereto
to the other shall be deemed sufficiently given or furnished if in writing and
actually delivered to the party to be notified at the following addresses:



         (a) for Juno:

                  Juno Online Services, L.P.
                  120 West 45th Street
                  15th Floor
                  New York, NY  10036-4041
                  Attn:  Charles Ardai, President

         (b) for DESCO, L.P.:

                  D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P.
                  120 West 45th Street
                  New York, NY 10036
                  Attn:   Suzanne Mannell, SVP & Corporate Controller

         In each case, with a copy to its general counsel at the address set
forth above.

9.       NO RECOURSE.

         Each party agrees that the obligations of the other party arising under
(or relating to) this Agreement shall be without recourse to any partner of the
other party, any controlling person thereof and any successor to any such
partner or person, and no such partner, controlling person or successor shall
have any liability in such capacity for the obligations of the other party. For
the avoidance of doubt, each such partner, controlling person and successor is a
third party beneficiary of this Agreement.


         This Agreement and its enforcement shall be governed by, and construed
in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, without regard to
conflicts-of-law principles.


         If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid, illegal or
unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, that provision shall not
affect any other provision of this Agreement, which shall remain in full force
and effect.



12.      AMENDMENT.

         No term or provision of, this Agreement (including the Schedules
attached hereto) may be modified, waived, or amended except by an agreement in
writing, executed by each of the parties hereto.


         This Agreement constitutes the entire understanding between the parties
hereto, and supersedes any prior understandings or written or oral agreements
between them respecting the subject matter of this Agreement.

14.      WAIVERS

         A failure or delay in exercising any right in respect of this Agreement
will not be presumed to operate as a waiver, and a single or partial exercise of
any right will not be presumed to preclude any subsequent or further exercise of
that right or the exercise of any other right. Any modification or waiver of any
provision of this Agreement shall not be effective unless made in writing. Any
such waiver shall be effective only in the specific instance and for the purpose

15.      HEADINGS.

         The descriptive headings contained in this Agreement are included for
convenience of reference only and shall not affect in any way the meaning or
interpretation of this Agreement.


         This Agreement may be executed and delivered in one or more
counterparts, and by the different parties hereto in separate counterparts, each
of which when executed shall be deemed to be an original but all of which taken
together shall constitute one and the same agreement.

         IN WITNESS WHEREOF, Juno and DESCO, L.P. have duly executed this
Agreement effective as of the day and year first above written.

D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P.

By:    /s/ Stuart Steckler
Name:  Stuart Steckler
Title: Managing Director



Juno Online Services, L.P.

By:    /s/Charles Ardai       
Name:  Charles Ardai
Title: President





DESCO, L.P. will provide the following services (the "Services") to Juno:

         A.   Technical consulting services, including, without limitation,
              design, programming and testing of hardware and software

         B.   Non-technical consulting services, including, without limitation,
              advertising production services, technical and customer support,
              statistical data analysis and reporting, documentation of
              technical services and various administrative functions

         C.   Such additional consulting services as may be agreed upon from
              time to time by Juno and DESCO, L.P.


DESCO, L.P. shall, in consultation with Juno, determine the staffing it requires
in order to perform the Services. DESCO, L.P. shall categorize its staff as
being "Technical Consultants" and "Non-technical Consultants" for purposes of
this Agreement. Personnel who perform the services described in Subsection A.
above under the caption "Services to be Provided" shall be considered Technical
Consultants. All personnel who are not Technical Consultants are to be
considered Non-technical Consultants. Juno shall reserve the right to review the
categorization of consultants by DESCO, L.P.


For each Technical Consultant providing Services to Juno in accordance with this
Agreement, Juno shall compensate DESCO, L.P. at the rate of $3,650 per month (or
fraction thereof), it being understood that any amounts shall be prorated to the
extent that any such Technical Consultant spends less than 100% of his time
performing Services for Juno.

For each Non-technical Consultant providing Services to Juno in accordance with
this Agreement, Juno shall compensate DESCO, L.P. at the rate of $2,300 per
month (or fraction thereof), it being understood that any amounts shall be
prorated to the extent that any such Non-technical Consultant spends less than
100% of his time performing Services for Juno.




All costs and expenses associated with providing the services (including without
limitation overhead and infrastructure expenses, personnel expenses and normal
and recurring operating expenses) shall be for the account of DESCO, L.P. Juno
shall reimburse DESCO, L.P. (or, at its option, shall make remittances directly
to the applicable vendor) for the following costs and expenses not specifically
addressed in "Compensation" above:

         -    International travel or domestic travel within India in excess of
              100 miles, if the travel has been requested or approved by Juno
              (requires an itemized listing including receipts)
         -    The U.S. portion of the satellite link connecting DESIS to Juno
         -    Any other cost or expense that the parties, each acting in its
              sole discretion, agree should properly be for Juno's account, it
              being understood that no such request shall be considered by Juno
              unless DESIS submits and Juno approves a Standard Juno Purchase
              Order prior to the incurrence of such cost or expense.