Friday, June 04, 1999

Bits & Bytes -and- Shakers & Stirrers 6/4/99

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 Here's a hysterical little animation that Daniel DeFabio of Clickable Magic announced
 on the GOODTIMES list: a first look at Star Wars episode _2_ Little Padawan Anni.

 Now in its fifth year, the Digital Club Festival, formerly known as the Intel New York
 Music Festival, is the only annual music event to combine the excitement of live music
 with cutting edge interactive technology. Founded by co-executive producers Andrew
 Rasiej, creator of Irving Plaza, and Michael Dorf, creator and owner of The Knitting
 Factory, the Festival finds its niche in creating a large-scale local event that can be
 accessed by a worldwide audience in real time via the Internet. The Festival website,, is the virtual location for visitors to participate in the event
 and experience how music will be performed and purchased by the wired music fan in
 years to come. This year, all participating nightclubs will use streaming media
 technology to webcast live concerts from their stages, reaching thousands of music
 fans worldwide. While the 1994 Festival was only able to make digital photos and text
 available to a worldwide audience, in 1998 more than 400 continuous hours of live and
 archived performances were available on multiple "24 hour channels" along with
 interviews and online shopping links. British rockers Bush will be among the headliners
 performing on stages throughout lower Manhattan during the festival, taking place July
 20-23 in New York City.

 Go MoFo! MoFo issuer clients Razorfish, Inc. and Informatica Corporation priced
 their highly successful initial public offerings in April. MoFo clients and
 EarthWeb, Inc. each completed successful follow-on offerings of Common Stock.
 Also, MoFo client continued its pace of deal making with the
 announcement in May of an innovative $3.9 billion merger involving key Internet
 properties of NBC, including the portal site.

 Razorfish, Inc. signed a strategic agreement to further develop and enhance the Web
 presence of Unisphere Solutions, Inc., a U.S.-based, wholly owned subsidiary of
 Siemens AG.

 Renegade Marketing Group's enthusiasm for its Gold Effie last year, and this year's
 nomination so inspired them, they brought out their "Doughboy" and toured him around

 Continental Airlines relaunched their new site, done in collaboration with Blue Marble
 ACG, Ltd. 

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Omar Wasow, Internet Analyst for MSNBC and WNBC and former President and Founder of New York Online, has joined Community Connect Inc. (, developer of ethnic on-line communities, as the Executive Director of the company's upcoming black community site.

Bennett Kleinberg, who co-founded Edelman New Media AND PR21 with Renee Edelman, is now heading up PR and marketing efforts for the Digital Club Festival and Digital Club Network .

Bolt, the largest teen-focused Internet destination and one of the fastest growing portals, has added a number of veteran new media executives to its top ranks it was announced today by Dan Pelson, CEO, Bolt Media Inc.  The appointments include former YM executive Jeanne Sachs who will serve as vice president of advertising sales, former Music Boulevard/N2K Inc. executive Alexa Tobin who boards as vice president of commerce and former CDnow executive Brad Mehl who joins the company as vice president of marketing.