TopicalNet, Inc. has agreed to purchase substantially all of the assets of Collectively Sharper, Inc. of Boston, Mass. The deal combines TopicalNet’s ability to understand and classify electronic content with Collectively Sharper’s Content and Expertise Integration platform to create a product that combines all the latest facets of Content Management technology. The first product utilizing TopicalNet and Collectively Sharper technology is expected to ship in Q1 2002. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.