ECCE TERRAM and Financial Times Deutschland Enter into Collaboration

Oldenburg. 19 April 2007 – The FTD-Strategy bourse is a virtual stock market, where participants express their expectations about future events through the selling and buying of virtual shares. Several prediction markets relating to different issues about economic and political developments are being offered in parallel. The new service starts with topics like the DAX30, Hillary Clinton as presidential candidate for the Democratic Party in the USA, the local elections in the city of Bremen in Germany in 2007, the market share of mobile phone manufacturers, the presidential elections in France as well as the increase in GDP and the market share of luxury cars in Germany.

The “Wisdom of Crowds” is considered to outperform expert knowledge in dimensions like topicality as well as width, depth and references of knowledge. A principle of prediction markets, as of any electronic exchange, is that those who buy cheap and sell at a higher price benefit.

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ECCE TERRAM announces to make public its Transfer Ordering Network Protocol

In an unusual step ECCE TERRAM announced it will publish at Photokina (Cologne, September 2006) the complete protocol of its ‘Transfer Ordering Network’ (TRON), allowing photo services and image content management solution developers to integrate the Transfer Ordering Network protocol and the libraries published by ECCE TERRAM free of charge. Similar to an OpenSource license, this is subject to mentioning the source of the protocol in the copyrights. Managing Director Frank Simon: “Our call for transparent processes and rights, the use of modular software with independence for licensees does not stop with the large central labs. ECCE TERRAM practices these values with its solutions and our presence at Photokina in hall 10.2, B 021 is a the opportunity to proof it.”

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