Sunday, December 26, 1999

BITS AND BYTES - 12/26/99

Van Vandegrift, board member of YesMail announced (December 15th--the day after the December Cocktails with Courtney) his firm completed the sale of this venture to CMGI for almost $600mm. announced separate agreements with leading soccer retailers TSI Soccer and the TOFFS Company to offer their soccer merchandise on Selected products will be available on every page of the site through thumbnail images, banners and links in context with related stories about teams and players., the online network for the world's billions of soccer fans, launched on November 10, 1999. 

Object Design, Inc. (Nasdaq:ODIS), a provider of innovative eBusiness products and solutions, and CSI USA, Inc., a supplier of secure data logistics software, announced an alliance that will enable businesses to securely exchange XML data between eBusiness applications. This newly created alliance integrates Object Design's eXcelon XML Application Platform with CSI's Business Document Exchange (BDEƃ´) server software, enabling companies to provide the secure transfer of XML data over the Internet, improve the reliability of the data transfer, and enable tracking of the data as it is transmitted.