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. www.nextpage.com
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