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Netomat, an alternative browsing/collaboration company which has been lurking in the shadows for almost three years now (it started in Fall…

Netomat, an alternative browsing/collaboration company which has been lurking in the shadows for almost three years now (it started in Fall 2000), has launched a beta version of version of its Internet software. The software combines the multimedia aspects of the Web, the personal connection of the blog, and the social dynamics of instant messaging, according to this story.

Netomat, which will morph into a subscription service after the beta phase, includes hosting services plus a browser and design tools for viewing and creating pages in “Netomat markup language” an open standard Wisniewski created based on Sun Microsystems’ Java. Among other uses, the company says newspapers see the software as a potential basis for combining from-the-field reporting and reader interaction.

Related: Netomat Looks to Break Barriers.

By Rafat Ali

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