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

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