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Day: September 2, 2002

Agari Targets Publishing with Media Star 2.2

Agari Mediaware, Inc. announced the introduction to the publishing industry of Media Star 2.2. Agari’s Media Star product suite allows the integration of publishing applications, non-intrusively, without making changes to existing applications or content. With it publishers can perform federated search, retrieval, and processing of content across geographically dispersed applications, link distributed content such as layouts, photos, artwork, pricing, rights, sales, and distribution data, and integrate systems acquired through mergers and acquisitions. The Agari product suite provides a solution for automating content value chain business processes (content creation, transformation, management, distribution, and consumption). Agari’s Enterprise Business Asset System connects content that is often dispersed across departments, business units, and partners so that it can be used across the enterprise. The metadata can be transformed between various formats on the fly, eliminating the need for centralized, common metadata schemes. www.agari.com

Obtree & BEA Partner

Obtree Technologies Inc. and BEA Systems Inc. announced the integration of Obtree’s content management solutions with the BEA WebLogic Platform 7.0. Under the terms of agreement, the two companies have combined their technologies, allowing developers to integrate Obtree’s personalized content on the BEA WebLogic Platform. Obtree’s integration into the BEA WebLogic Platform delivers content dynamically into the portal or application framework that corresponds to the rights and interests of a particular user. Rather than store content in a repository for delivery to the portal according to a predefined framework, Obtree personalizes content delivery to fit user profiles. Obtree enables users to edit or update the content provided them in real-time through the portal interface. www.bea.com, www.obtree.com

TopicalNet Acquires Lightspeed Interactive

TopicalNet, Inc. has agreed to purchase substantially all of the assets of Lightspeed Interactive, Inc. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The new company will be named LightSpeed Software, Inc. Lightspeed Interactive is the fifth company TopicalNet has acquired since April 2001 in its strategy to assemble a complete, automated content acquisition, content management, collaboration and delivery product for mid-market customers. It started by acquiring Internet Profiles Corporation (I/PRO) in April 2001 for its online audit and analytics capabilities. In October of 2001 TopicalNet purchased Collectively Sharper and its content integration technology, followed in December by Teralytics and its tools dedicated to analyzing customer interaction data. In June of 2002, TopicalNet purchased Wego Systems and its ReadyPortal portal development and collaboration product. By combining Lightspeed Interactive’s content management products with TopicalNet’s XML based Search, Classification/Metadata, Portal/Collaboration and Analytics technologies, customers manage both internal and external content from research and acquisition through the creation, delivery, collaboration and repurposing process. The corporate headquarters will be relocated from Woburn, Mass. to San Francisco. www.TopicalNet.com