In a move to meet the evolving syndication needs of the enterprise market, iSyndicate, the leading provider of Internet syndication infrastructure and application solutions, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Austin, Texas-based Kurion, subject to customary closing conditions. Kurion’s technology automatically transforms any application or content into scalable Web services that can range from a single Web component, a Web page, product catalog, marketplace exchange or an entire personalization offering. This technology enhances iSyndicate’s current enterprise offering by adding an application syndication component that allows customers to repurpose, distribute and integrate Web applications. Initially, Kurion’s platform will be used to advance iSyndicate’s Private Syndication Network solution, which enables enterprises and other organizations to efficiently aggregate, distribute and share digital content and information among customers, partners, employees and other key audiences, over a secure, scalable and private network. As an added layer to PSN’s infrastructure, Kurion’s technology will permit businesses to dynamically manipulate any HTTP-accessible content and application into Web services – whether those digital assets are stored in a database, XML repository, static file or available only on the Web. Depending on a business’s requirements, manipulating information can be as simple as content “look and feel” changes or as complex as workflow emulation. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. iSyndicate will maintain Kurion’s Austin operations. www.isyndicate.com, www.kurion.com

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