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Start-up 10Layer lands news publishing deal

10Layer, the Johannesburg-based technology start-up building a publishing framework and content management system for online publishers, has landed a deal with the Mail & Guardian to power the weekly newspaper's website
Already, the company, started by Jason Norwood-Young, a former head of technology at the Mail & Guardian Online, is building the new publishing engine for current affairs website The Daily Maverick. It's also helping it develop the technology behind iMaverick, its new iPad newspaper that is set to be launched soon.

Norwood-Young and his business partner Guy Taylor, who has been appointed as MD of 10Layer, are developing a publishing framework to help newsrooms publish content to the Web quickly and easily using defined workflows and processes. The system has been in development for the past nine months and Norwood-Young believes it's ready for its first commercial implementation.

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