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Yahoo! Personalizes Corporate Intranets

Yahoo! Inc. Thursday teamed with TIBCO Software Inc. to launch Corporate My Yahoo!, a customizable intranet portal.

Corporate My Yahoo! allows users to personalize their Web experience with updated industry-specific news, financial information, local weather reports and sports. Its start page is designed to be co-branded with a client's corporate identity or logo consistent with its corporate intranet sites.

TIBCO will offer its TIB/ActiveEnterprise integration platform, which enables users to access supply chain status, benefits summaries, accounts payable information and employee directories.

Customization is a popular offering among Internet portals, and Ellen Siminoff, vice president of business development and strategic planning at Yahoo!, said expanding to corporate intranets was a logical step as their use increases in the business world.

"We are pleased to be working with TIBCO to further expand the distribution of Yahoo!'s programming and services to meet the needs and interests of businesses," she said.

"Yahoo!'s experience in providing 'information desktops' combined with TIBCO's expertise in publishing time-critical content provides a fast, user-friendly means for creating a customized point of entry to the Web for corporate users behind the firewall."