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E.piphany surges on Amazon deal

    E.piphany, Inc. (Nasdaq: EPNY) surged 25 percent Tuesday after it said that Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) has joined its growing list of Fortune 1000 and Dot-com customers by signing up to use its E.4 e-commerce software.

    Shares in the provider of customer-care software rose 13 1/4 to 65 1/4. E.piphany shares have been on a tear since they surged 191 percent in their initial public offering this September. Shares in Amazon.com, the retailing giant, rolled back 1 3/8 to 87.

    E.piphany now provides its Web-based enterprise solutions to dominant leaders in the e-commerce, technology, financial services and communications industries with customers including Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Charles Schwab, Wells Fargo, and Lucent.

    Amazon said in a statement the E.piphany E.4 system will enable it to bolster its personalization efforts.

    The E.piphany E.4 system is an integrated suite of software that allows businesses to collect and use customer data from existing software systems and third-party data providers.

    Financial details of the agreement were not released.