FreeBorders, a provider of global supply chain technology for the apparel, textile and retail industry, has announced the acquisition of Applied Intranet Technologies (Ai), the industry's second largest provider of collaborative product design and development applications. The deal will provide customers with an integrated "design-to-delivery" solution that significantly increases organisational efficiency and profitability. This announcement comes on the heels of FreeBorders $25m second round of funding. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.