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GoAmerica Teams With LEXIS

GoAmerica Communications Corp., of Hackensack, N.J., and LEXIS Publishing, of Dayton, Ohio, have formed an alliance to offer wireless access to LEXIS Publishing research information through the Go.Web service. Law-On-The-Go will offer Go.Web subscribers access to critical information, while they are mobile, be it in a courtroom, client conference room or on the road, the companies note.

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Alliances

West Group and the American Bar Association's Tort and Insurance Practice section have agreed to a corporate sponsorship alliance.

West will assist with section publications and production, will provide speakers for conferences and offer member discounts, they note.

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Motion Media, of Bristol, U.K. has signed two new distributors for its mm225 ISDN Business Videophone. They are Global Engineering Services, ofToronto, and Blue Donut, of Newport Beach, Calif.

For more information ENTER no. 299 after Clicking Here.

Sprint and Deloitte Consulting have formed an Application Service Provider alliance, the companies have announced. They plan to offer integrated e-business outsourcing systems and e-business applications, they say.

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FreeGate Corp., of Sunnyvale, Calif., has announced a marketing alliance with F5 Networks, which supplies Internet traffic management products. FreeGate makes Internet server appliances for small-and medium-sized firms, including a VPN in-a-box system.

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Dell Computer Corp. and IBM have announced an agreement to make IBM Global Services a provider of computer- related services for Dell customers. The accord is estimated to be worth $6 billion over seven years, the companies said.

Beginning next year, Dell will offers customers a range of installation and onsite warranty services from IBM, it notes.

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Toshiba Corp. and SanDisk Corp. are partnering to develop and manufacture gigabit scale flash memories, the two companies have announced.

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FastFocus Systems Inc., a Seattle-based Internet technology providers, has become a member of Hewlett Packard Co.'s Covision program, it reports.

The program links Internet product/service providers with HP technology to provide law firms and businesses with value-added Internet systems.

For more information ENTER no. 303 after Clicking Here.

Acquisitions

Quicklaw, Inc., of Kingston, Canada, has agreed to acquire Current Legal Resources Inc., of Bethpage, N.Y., the companies have announced.

CLR's staff all previously worked for West Publishing Co., they note. CLR provides federal information for the U.S., QUICKLAW is an online legal information publisher.

CLR will now operate as QUICKLAW, the companies note.

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Wolters Kluwer U.S. (Chicago) and The Official Information Company have announced an agreement by which Wolters will acquire CORSEARCH Inc., of New York. CORSEACH, which provides trademark research software and services, will merge with CCH Legal Information Services' CCH Trademark Research Corp. also based in New York, the companies explained. CORSEARCH employs about 70 people and had 1998 revenues of about $8.5 million, it says.

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IBM has completed acquisition of Mylex Corp., IBM announced from its San Jose, Calif. offices

Mylex develops technology for managing data in desktop and networked environments, IBM reports.

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Consortiums

IntraLinks Inc., headquartered in New York, has joined the Application Service Providers Industry Consortium, and will serve as an "executive member," the company has announced The ASP Industry Consortium is an international advocacy group for the rapidly emerging ASP segment of the software and computer industries, it notes.

IntraLinks delivers software over the Internet, it says.

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Going Public

Baltimore Technologies PLC has announced a public offering within the U.S. and Canada, and will be trading on NASDAQ National Market under the symbol BALT. Managing underwriters of the offering are Lehman Brothers Inc. and Merrill Lynch International, reports the company, which provides information security products and services.

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Loislaw.com Inc. has announced its initial public offering of 3.98 million shares of common stock at a price of $14 per share. Prudential Securities served as lead manager of the offering, it notes. The company offers legal and related information to legal professionals, via the Internet, it says.

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Layoffs

Hummingbird Communications Ltd., based in Toronto, has announced completion of its second phase of reorganization. As part of the re-organization, the company eliminated more than 100 employee positions, it says.

The reorganization follows the company's acquisitions of PC DOCS Group; Leonard's Logic and Context, it notes.

Hummingbird is focusing on the "Enterprise Information Portals" market, it explains, referring to the use of browser-based systems such as Intranets, virtual private networks and other vehicles for maintaining company-wide information, the company explains.

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Name Change

Document Repository Inc. has changed its name to casecentral.com, the same name as its flagship Web-based document hosting program, reports the San Francisco company.

For more information ENTER no. 309 after Clicking Here.

Expansions

Captiva Software Corp., of San Diego, has opened a central European headquarters near Freiburg, Germany. Captiva Software GmbH will focus on development in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Eastern Europe.

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Venture Funding

FindLaw, Inc., of Mountain View, Calif., has secured $10 million in venture funding, lead by @Ventures, an affiliated venture capital arm of CMGI Inc., it says. @Ventures will also take a seat on FindLaw's board of directors, it says. Other investors include Amicus Investments, Angel Investors LP, Arba Seed Investment Group and Glasser Legal Works, report the companies.

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Relocations

Bowne JFS Software Solutions has moved to new offices at 211 N. Loop 1604 East, Suite 245, San Antonio, Texas 782598. Telephone: (210) 477-4500. Tech support: (210) 477-4537.

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