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Day: September 28, 2003

Innodata Changes Name to Innodata Isogen

Innodata Corporation announced that effective immediately it will be doing business as Innodata Isogen. The company will ask its shareholders in November to approve the change of the corporate name to Innodata Isogen, Inc. Since December 2001, when the company acquired Isogen International, a provider of content management and publishing systems, the company has steadily expanded its offering to encompass the entire content supply chain. Doing business as Innodata Isogen is symbolic of this transformation. www.innodata-isogen.com

iUpload Content Manager 4.1 Adds Dashboard Interface

iUpload has simplified the integration of e-marketing, surveys and analytics with content management through the iUpload Dashboard. This new interface makes modules of the iUpload Application Suite accessible through one interface. Content Manager version 4.1 also contains a “cloning” feature that allows replication of an architecture any set of folders, pages and templates for reuse. The cloning feature exploits “wrappers” or templates that are optimized so that there is just one file with all navigational labels and content areas on the site to edit or translate. Version 4.1 includes new tags and attributes; and new fields exist for recommended page keywords, allowing authors to classify content that will provide integration with Site Search and Analytics Modules, and language classifications for multilingual applications. A new Macromedia Dreamweaver extension supports all iUpload tags and attributes. Existing iUpload subscribers gain access to the iUpload Dashboard and other enhancements in iUpload Content Manager version 4.1 automatically and at no additional cost. www.iupload.com

Antarctica Announces Visual Net 4.0

Antarctica Systems Inc. announced the availability of version 4.0 of its Visual Net (VN) software. Visual Net’s map-based visual displays convey the relevant, meaningful content that business users need. The improvements in Visual Net 4.0 are aimed at changing the user focus from dealing with the complexities of constructing complex queries to dealing with key business issues. The VN maps display all the complexities inherent in real business issues, showing multiple dimensions of both macro and micro data. This enables users to have a complete view of their business problems. Visual Net 4.0 has built in more interactivity, allowing users at all levels of the organization to manipulate and filter data to customize the information on the maps, giving users more flexibility in what they see. Visual Net is now equally adept at visualizing three types of information: numeric, textual and geographic – either individually or in combination. Visual Net 4.0 is available immediately. www.antarctica.net

Adobe Unveils Integrated Suite

Adobe Systems Incorporated unveiled the Adobe Creative Suite, a new product that combines full-version upgrades of Adobe Photoshop CS, Adobe Illustrator CS, Adobe InDesign CS, and Adobe GoLive CS, incorporates Acrobat 6.0 Professional, and introduces the Version Cue file version manager. With a new editorial workflow technology that allows writers, editors and designers to work simultaneously on the same InDesign CS document, InCopy CS streamlines editorial revision and review cycles. Adobe GoLive CS offers a visual programming environment and supports CSS level-2 layout and authoring. A redesigned CSS editor helps create styles which can be rendered with a visual preview. Code-completion offers users the ability to work with tags directly from a pop-up list in the source code editor. Estimated street price for the Adobe Creative Suite Premium Edition is US$1229 and $999 for the Standard Edition. Adobe Creative Suite for Mac OS X 10.2.4, Windows 2000 with Service Pack 2, and Windows XP Professional and Home Edition, will be available in the fourth quarter of 2003 to customers in the United States and Canada. www.adobe.com

Versant to Merge with Poet

Versant Corporation announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to merge with Poet Holdings, Inc. Poet shareholders will receive 1.4 shares of Versant Common Stock in exchange for one Poet share. Based on Versant’s stock price as of close of market on September 26, 2003 the Versant stock to be issued to Poet shareholders would be worth approximately $26 million and represents approximately 45% of the pro forma combined company’s outstanding shares. Poet’s Fast Objects object database complements Versant’s VDS object database, which is used in high-performance large-scale real-time applications. The joint product line will offer customers the ability to manage XML and other types of hierarchical and navigational data. Versant also plans to target a broad range of applications that include data management, telecommunications, real-time integration, catalog information for supply-chain, and government and defense applications. www.versant.com, www.poet.com

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