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Day: February 14, 2000

Bowstreet Allies with MarketSoft & Partnerware

Bowstreet announced that it has signed marketing agreements with two channel-focused solutions partners, Partnerware Technologies, Inc. and MarketSoft Corporation. Under the agreements, the companies will offer joint software solutions that help enterprises manage their indirect partners on-line through lead management and the customization of information to ultimately execute channel programs more quickly and cost-effectively. Both Partnerware and MarketSoft will market The Bowstreet Web Automation Factory in conjunction with their partner relationship management and lead management software to the enterprise marketplace. Bowstreet, in turn, will recommend the Partnerware and MarketSoft solutions to its rapidly growing list of Fortune 500 and Internet-based customers. www.marketsoft.com, www.partnerware.com, www.bowstreet.com

Information Architects to Deliver XML-Based Syndication & Aggregation for Linux

Information Architects (iA) announced that it has joined the Red Hat Independent Software Vendor Partner Program, to deliver Linux-based solutions for driving eBusiness across the Net. Red Hat’s ISV Partners Program is for independent software vendors, and provides support and access to the Red Hat Linux community. Through the ISV Partners Program, the Red Hat user community will receive product updates and advanced support of the Metaphoria Framework. Metaphoria leverages the power of XML and JAVA, enabling companies to cost-effectively create or participate in emerging B-to-B environments by automating the process of formatting and syndicating content along with complete commerce functionality, to any Website or device connected to the Net. www.ia.com

Excalibur Announces OEM Agreement with DataChannel

Excalibur Technologies announced a technology licensing agreement with DataChannel, Inc. The agreement gives DataChannel rights to integrate Excalibur RetrievalWare, an intelligent, Web-based, search application into DataChannel Server 4.0 (DCS 4.0). By incorporating Excalibur RetrievalWare’s search functionality, DataChannel’s XML-based portal server delivers enhanced capabilities for retrieving and categorizing all enterprise data resources for employees, customers, partners and stakeholders through a customized, personal, and secure e-business interface that delivers dynamic applications. www.datachannel.com, www.excalib.com

Kinecta Corporation Announces Kinecta Interact

Kinecta Corporation (formerly ShiftKey, Inc.) introduced Kinecta Interact, the company’s core platform designed to enable businesses to automatically exchange, manage and transform distributed information. Kinecta Interact is a Distributed Information Management platform, which consists of the high-performance Kinecta Interact Server and Kinecta Interact Subscriber (upgraded versions of the company’s ShiftKey Syndication Server and SiClone Subscriber, respectively). Kinecta Interact version 3.0 includes a new user interface and several new features that enhance and extend the capabilities of the platform. The company’s Java-based, ICE- (Information and Content Exchange) compliant Kinecta Interact platform enables customers to manage thousands of unique information relationships between any number of subscribers. An application of XML, ICE provides a common format for the automatic, controlled exchange and management of online information. Kinecta Interact is composed of two components: The Kinecta Interact Server creates and manages packages of digital assets, called subscriptions, and delivers them to an online network of subscribers. These packages can be automatically and dynamically delivered at any frequency and to any number of subscribers. The Kinecta Interact Subscriber automatically receives, repurposes, and redistributes digital information into any local content repository type (database, file directory, Web server or content management system). It also incorporates Kinecta’s AdaptiveContent technology, which customizes and transforms the content changing its graphical look and feel, or repurposing it to fit into different display formats or output devices such as PDAs and WAP phones. Kinecta is also introducing a free Software Developer’s Kit, with several new APIs to allow extensibility and easier integration with content management and publishing systems. Kinecta Interact 3.0 is expected to begin shipping in March and will be available to existing and new customers at www.kinecta.com