FAST launches AdVisor software, buys NextPage unit

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Oslo, Norway—Enterprise search company Fast Search & Transfer announced it has launched FAST AdVisor, an enterprisewide software solution that it says "facilitates the introduction between buyers and suppliers for Internet Yellow Pages, business-to-consumer and business-to-business verticals, online classifieds and traditional publishers."

Built on FAST’s enterprise search platform, the new software aggregates information from data sources such as publisher content and advertising content.

Separately, FAST announced it has agreed to acquire the Publishing Applications business unit of NextPage, including its NXT, Folio, LivePublish and GetSmart products. Details of the deal, which is expected to close by the end of September, were not disclosed.

—Carol Krol

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