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Day: January 16, 2001

Vignette to Use Lionbridge for Localization & Internationalization

Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. announced that it has been named as a preferred supplier of globalization services by Vignette Corp. In addition to globalization consulting, Lionbridge will provide internationalization consulting, as well as localization for Vignette’s V/5 eBusiness platform into French, German, and Spanish. By utilizing the language management feature of the Lionbridge Globalization Platform (LGP), Lionbridge will leverage and recycle translations to improve consistency, speed time-to-market, and reduce costs. The collaboration portal feature of the LGP will enable Vignette to view the project status and other critical information required for accurate job estimating and costing.

Requisite Launches Version 3.0 of Catalog Content Management Software

Requisite Technology, Inc., announced the availability of BugsEye 3.0 and eMerge 3.0, its catalog content management system. Requisite’s Unifying Structure (RUS) — the company’s standard for organizing catalog content — bundled with its content creation services, and the BugsEye and eMerge products provide customers with a platform optimized for the creation, organization and finding of commerce-quality content on the Web. Requisite’s 3.0 platform supports B2B e-commerce industry categorization standards such as UNSPSC and eCl@ss, and interoperability standards such as cXML, xCBL, CIF and BMEcat, a European e-commerce standard. The BugsEye software is embedded in or can be integrated with leading e-commerce platforms such as Oracle, SAP, and Ariba. Other features include a product request button for finding products not currently listed in a catalog and an attribute server connector that allows real-time information to be extracted from third-party systems. Users now have the ability to auto-generate a table of contents from a UNSPSC hierarchy containing only those categories that include items. The BugsEye software now includes an automatically generated table of contents, as well as a new automated scheduler feature, which allows for an executed action to be initiated at any designated time. The BugsEye software now supports LDAP, Web server security and other OEM security features. The eMerge 3.0 software boasts an improved and updated user interface, which includes a new rules management tab for catalog administrator and an improved interface that allows users to follow step-by-step instructions to set business rules and build reports on e-catalog product data.

NextPage Announces Acquisition of netLens

NextPage Inc. announced the purchase of netLens Inc. of Cupertino, Calif. The acquisition will enable NextPage to accelerate development of its platform for Peer-to-Peer Content Networking for businesses. NextPage plans to retain the netLens employees and Cupertino, Calif., office as part of the transaction. Over the next several months, development teams from the two companies will be integrating their respective technologies and creating a schedule for new product releases. NextPage is currently utilizing Peer-to-Peer Content Networks to create a secure exchange of business-critical information, where users have integrated access to relevant data that is distributed on the Internet, intranets, a partner’s database, commercial publishers or other resources through a Web browser. The company employs peer-to-peer technology to enable businesses to manage, access and exchange distributed content from partners, suppliers, customers and employees in real time. Information-intensive industries, such as high-tech financial services and professional services, are rapidly deploying the technology. NextPage said it has appointed the netLens CEO Mr. Wesemann as the new chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors of NextPage. Brad Pelo, the company’s founder, will retain his role as chairman of the board of directors. The acquisition will be finalized pending U.S. regulatory approval. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

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