Friday, August 03, 2001

>> SHAKERS & STIRRERS -and- >> BITS & BYTES ~ 8/3/01

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After skipping out on Sector 7 last year, Skip Garvin is rejoining the engineering and migration company this week. Before Garvin left, he was a business development executive for the company, but returns now as vice president of business development. Garvin had been working at Ecora, a start-up offering automated documentation services for IT environments.

Lawrence E. Phillips has been named to the Advisory Board of the Silicon Alley Entrepreneurs Club (SAEC). Phillips is the managing director of Primedia Ventures, the corporate venture capital fund backed by PRIMEDIA, where he has led over 20 investments in his 5 years of venture capital experience.

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Cue From The Mob?
This should make site managers a bit uneasy. 5B Technologies Group of Woodbury N.Y. is claiming that they can penetrate 99% of all companies sites within 90 seconds. The company can then "promulgate a program to keep this from happening again and be on guard for any further penetration and stop it immediately. Sounds like a little upfront "protection" for the next generation of businesses.

Love Shacks
The independent film community, indieWIRE, is taking up residence at CameraPlanet Centers. The facilities are commune-like setups for 21st century professionals. Owned by BNN, CameraPlanet Centers is a residence where producers, directors, editors and other professionals can live and work in the heart of New York's media district and in an environment that provides them all of the resources necessary to produce and distribute their individual projects.

Sweet Deal
Dimension Data/Proxicom announced a deal this week with International Dairy Queen, Inc, the parent of snack-food companies Dairy Queen, Orange Julius and Karmelkorn brands. The project involves the development and launch of three Internet sites targeted at consumers and an extranet that will connect the company's 6,0000 plus franchisees.