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Day: November 25, 2001

ContentGuard Releases XrML 2.0

ContentGuard, Inc. has launched version 2.0 of its eXtensible rights Markup Language (XrML), which broadens the range of business models available to digital content and Web Services providers. ContentGuard has also released a Software Developer’s Kit to. ContentGuard also confirmed that it will hand control of XrML to an international standards organization. The company is currently in discussions with several standards organizations about accepting this governance role. ContentGuard plans to propose XrML 2.0 to any standards organization seeking a Rights Language. Within the last week such proposals have been made to MPEG-21 and TV Anytime. XrML 2.0 expands the capabilities of a Digital Rights Language to now also allow developers to establish the rights and conditions needed to access various Web Services. As part of a trusted environment, XrML can be used to apply rights to a wide variety of content and services to enable custom tailoring of digital offerings. The XrML 2.0 specification is available free at XrML 2.0 is extensible and compliant with XML namespaces using XML schema. In addition, XrML 2.0 extensions can be designed for specific industries or with the inclusion of other elements, such as resource-level metadata standards like ONIX. The XrML 2.0 SDK is available for download.

DataMirror Releases DB/XML 2.5

DataMirror announced the release of DB/XML Transform Version 2.5. Using DB/XML Transform, companies can integrate their existing EDI infrastructures with XML-based technologies that allow businesses to communicate faster and smarter both internally and externally with virtually any trading partner. In addition to allowing businesses to transform standard EDI messages to XML, database and flat file formats, DB/XML Transform now supports RosettaNet. It also includes engine enhancements that enable the software to perform faster and offer greater flexibility in creating mapping rules with more fine-grained transaction control for any-to-database transformations. DB/XML Transform Version 2.5 features more built-in functions and enhancements to its graphical user interface, including an enhanced query designer and an input-parameter data entry screen that enables users to easily and quickly define complex queries for database-to-any transformation projects.

CNet Launches NewsToBuy

CNet Sweden launched NewsToBuy, an ASP service offering small and medium sized publishers all editorial tools and cross media publishing functions needed to run a professional publishing business. Designed entirely around XML, NewsToBuy provides a cost effective solution for small publishers such as local newspapers, trade magazines and trade portals to run their web publishing business. The NewsToBuy application service offers a complete editorial system, news archive, newsletter distribution, cross media publishing to different formats and channels, integration of external news feeds as well as export of news feeds. Publishers can manage their own web portals and digital newspapers without having to install any hardware, database or content management system. Editing, categorization and prioritizing of news articles is done through an Internet browser and the publisher can chose any layout they want. Besides publishing to web portals it is also possible to export content for paper publishing and for news syndication using XML formats such as NewsML and RSS. Another market for NewsToBuy is micro publishers such as freelance journalists and business intelligence specialists, that need to deliver news items to be included in corporate intranets and portals. NewsToBuy is available for immediate delivery. The monthly rate is $649 and there is no start-up fee.

Vignette & IBM Announce the Blue Pack

Vignette Corp. and IBM announced they will jointly market IBM’s packaged e-infrastructure solutions with Vignette Content Suite V6. The Blue Pack is immediately available, will be jointly marketed by IBM and Vignette, and comes in two prebundled packages: one for small to medium-sized Web sites and another for more advanced, robust, high-volume sites. The solution will be available on IBM eServer pSeries systems running Vignette’s Content Suite V6 software. The Blue Pack also includes IBM middleware, including WebSphere Application server Advanced Edition and high-performance DB2 Universal Data Base Enterprise Edition.,

Percussion Introduces Personalization Accelerator for BEA WebLogic Server

Percussion Software announced the immediate availability of the Rhythmyx Personalization Accelerator for BEA’s WebLogic Personalization Server. This Accelerator is the first of the new Rhythmyx Accelerators that enable enterprise organizations to speed deployment between Rhythmyx Content Manager and other technologies. The Rhythmyx Personalization Accelerator combines the functionality available in the BEA WebLogic Personalization Server with the content production capabilities of Rhythmyx Content Manager, including content entry, dynamic workflow, Active Assembly and publishing. The Rhythmyx Personalization Accelerator includes a set of standard components required for the integration and a sample demo application to show how these components are used from end to end.

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