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Day: November 17, 1999 Joins Commerce One MarketSite, Inc. announced a strategic direction that will result in the distribution of’s e-procurement services on Commerce One MarketSite, a business-to-business commerce portal.’s system enables corporations to modify, proof, order and manage custom printed business materials directly over the Internet. MarketSite is Commerce One’s business-to-business commerce portal for electronic procurement. The Commerce One Solution dynamically links buying and supplying organizations into real-time trading communities. This includes Commerce One MarketSite, which automates supplier interactions from order to payment. builds custom e-procurement Web sites, called Online Printing Centers, for mid-to large-sized corporations. The sites feature electronic catalogs containing customers’ branded printed materials. provides the ability for online ordering, management, and modification of a variety of materials ranging from office stationery to complex marketing materials. Accessible from any Internet-connected desktop computer,’s service provides consistent quality, locks in corporate design standards, allows for quick modification and proofing, and enables distributed ordering for businesses with offices worldwide. gives the customer tremendous control over the procurement process.,

Infoteria Announces Support for BizTalk

Infoteria Inc. announced its support for Microsoft’s BizTalk Framework. BizTalk Framework will appear in upcoming Infoteria products such as XML Solution Components and XML Schema Design Service such as MML (Medical Markup Language) released by the Japan Association for Medical Informatics (JAMI). Infoteria’s announcement of support today is the first by a Japanese company.

Tumbleweed to Acquire Worldtalk

Tumbleweed Communications Corp. and Worldtalk Corporation jointly announced Tumbleweed has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Worldtalk. With the addition of Worldtalk, Tumbleweed enters the e-mail content filtering space, another rapidly growing sector in messaging. Worldtalk, which introduced its first e-mail content filtering solution in 1997, has grown its 1999 year-to-date revenue for this product family more than 180% over the same period in 1998, from $1.7 million to $4.9 million. Worldtalk’s technologies will enhance Tumbleweed’s Integrated Messaging Exchange (IME) the infrastructure companies use for both business-to-business and business to consumer online communications. When combined with Worldtalk’s WorldSecure e-mail content filtering products, IME enables customers to centrally define and enforce policies that drive new traffic across IME. Upon the completion of the transaction, Worldtalk will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Tumbleweed. Under the terms of the agreement, Worldtalk shareholders will receive a fixed exchange ratio of 0.26 Tumbleweed common shares for each share of Worldtalk common stock. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2000.,

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