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Subject: September 2001 ECMgt.com: Evolving Infrastructure and Tools
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September 1, 2001 *4,200 subscribers* Volume 3, Issue 9
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  • Back Office Where It's At for Web Real Estate Sales
  • 3COM Offers Wirlesess Certification
  • Sanyo, NEC Tie on Medical Information Systems
  • Keane Acquires Metro Information Services
  • Yahoo, Sony set for partnership
  • Buy.com founder buys back company
  • CRM Firms Join Forces To Stream Software Updates
  • IBM, SAS cooperate on vertical market offerings
  • Metricom Still Negotiating Ricochet Sale
  • Accenture Picks Up Procurement Software Firm
  • Amazon to Offer Circuit City Products
  • Major studios launch joint Internet film service
  • BlueKite.com Partners With Navini Networks
  • i2 Technologies agrees to deal with collaborative network E2open
  • eBay and AOL expand partnership
  • Air Force Taps Northrop Grumman for Data System
  • Intel, Compaq Join to Develop Devices and Applications for the Wireless Internet
  • Samsung Electronics, Microsoft Team Up on Server
  • Egghead sale could crack on privacy issues
  • FTC widens review of Monster.com-HotJobs merger
  • Bankrupt Montgomery Ward's business software being sold
  • Alliance takes on DDoS

Back Office Where It's At for Web Real Estate Sales
HomeSquared has partnered with iBidCo to help developers better market their properties and better serve their new customers.

3COM Offers Wirlesess Certification
3Com is revising its partner program to target allies that offer Gigabit Ethernet, wireless and networked telephony experience.

Sanyo, NEC Tie on Medical Information Systems
Japanese consumer electronics maker Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd. and personal computer maker NEC Corp. said they agreed to team up on medical information systems to expand in the rapidly growing field.

Keane Acquires Metro Information Services
Keane Inc. announced it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Metro Information Services Inc., Virginia Beach, Va., in a stock-for-stock transaction valued at approximately $135 million.

Yahoo, Sony set for partnership
The deals are designed to boost Sony's visibility online and provide new revenue for Yahoo.

Buy.com founder buys back company
The founder of troubled Internet retailer Buy.com has decided to buy his company out and provide it with ongoing funding of $9 million.

CRM Firms Join Forces To Stream Software Updates
CRM Solutions Inc. and Webhelp have joined forces in an effort to reach a broader audience with online customer support.

IBM, SAS cooperate on vertical market offerings
IBM and SAS Institute Inc. have extended their relationship into packaged offerings for the telecommunications and financial services verticals.

Metricom Still Negotiating Ricochet Sale
Negotiations are still underway between Metricom and potential buyers of the company's Ricochet wireless Internet service.

Accenture Picks Up Procurement Software Firm
Accenture Ltd. has acquired San Francisco-based Epylon Corp., a supplier of electronic procurement solutions for government and education.

Amazon to Offer Circuit City Products
Online retailer Amazon.com said it will begin offering thousands of Circuit City products on its Web site

Major studios launch joint Internet film service
Five major movie studios are backing a joint venture to provide Internet-based video on demand services in the latest attempt to build what has proven to be an elusive market.

BlueKite.com Partners With Navini Networks
Navini, which offers telecom operators a wireless, cost-effective alternative to DSL and cable, will integrate BlueKite's bandwidth optimization software into its product offering.

i2 Technologies agrees to deal with collaborative network E2open
I2 Technologies will license technology from E2open, a collaboration network for the electronics industry

eBay and AOL expand partnership
eBay Inc. and AOL said, they have expanded their partnership to advertise the online auction site on AOL print and television properties, rather than just the online services associated with AOL.

Air Force Taps Northrop Grumman for Data System
Northrop Grumman Corp. has been chosen by the Air Force Research Laboratory to develop a real-time systems recovery program for distributed command and control systems.

Intel, Compaq Join to Develop Devices and Applications for the Wireless Internet
Intel and Compaq announced they will collaborate to help speed the development of wireless handheld communications devices and applications

Samsung Electronics, Microsoft Team Up on Server
Samsung Electronics will launch a home network server in cooperation with U.S-based software group Microsoft.

Egghead sale could crack on privacy issues
The proposed sale of Egghead.com to Fry's Electronics could be in jeopardy if too many customers decide they don't want to be on a Fry's mailing list, according to bankruptcy filings.

FTC widens review of Monster.com-HotJobs merger
The Federal Trade Commission has asked for more information about a merger of two of the Internet's largest recruiters.

Bankrupt Montgomery Ward's business software being sold
The business software and a former Web site of bankrupt retailer Montgomery Ward LLC are being sold in an online auction to help pay debts left by the company.

Alliance takes on DDoS
McAfee is forming a partnership with three anti-DDoS vendors to develop new means of detecting and preventing denial-of-service attacks.

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