Friday, July 16, 1999

Bits & Bytes -and- Shakers & Stirrers 7/16/99

SHAKERS & STIRRERS ______________________________
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After 3 years, and starting off as Sharon Greenberger's intern, Lauren Giglio is leaving the Downtown Alliance for a new position at Intellispace. She'll be missed but is heading on to new challenges!

Eileen Shulock is now the Managing Editor of WDFM. Eileen has been with WDFM for nearly 3 years! She is now assisted by Anne Giles Rimbey, who just joined the staff and hails from Tampa. Like Eileen, Anne has a very distinct "voice" which lends itself nicely to getting to the meat of each site covered in this informative and engaging newsletter.

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WooWee! Ernst & Young will reportedly sign a major lease with Boston Properties for a tower to be built directly across from 3 Times Square. WWF has signed a lease in The Paramount Building for retail space on 43rd Street.
It's already up to the second floor and the retail space on the corner of 42nd Street is taking shape. You can check out to view the latest pictures of the steel and the cute construction workers!

Snickelways is moving to 22 Cortlandt Street, 14th Floor, NYc 10038. Phone (212) 619-3700.

De passage à Montréal, le Premier ministre Jean Chrétien a eu l'occasion de visiter les studios d'Ubi Soft. Ce sont 400 jeunes passionnés de technologie qui lui ont fait découvrir l'univers des jeux vidéo et du multimédia. And in case you didn’t get that the first time: Prime Minister Jean Chrétien took the opportunity to visit Ubi Soft's studios while passing through Montreal, and discovered the universe of video games and multimedia through the 400 young technology enthusiasts who work there.

Razorfish, Inc. acquired Fuel, Inc., a Los Angeles-based broadcast design firm and its affiliated commercial production firm, Tonga, Inc. The acquisition marks a continuation in the company's strategy of adding top talent to its current roster of industry professionals.

The Digital Club Festival is offering $5 off for WWAC and NYNMA members. With more venues, more bands, and the latest audio technology, tune in online for the world’s largest online music event!! Sponsored by Intel, MTV, Yahoo! Music, and RealNetworks. And, if you are in New York during July 20-23, don't miss performances by Live, Bush, Public Enemy, Everlast, The Smithereens, The Donnas, Guided By Voices, Mary Lou Lord, and 300 other artists. Four-day Festival badges are on sale NOW for $50 and allow club-hoppers unlimited access to 20 Manhattan nightspots. For more information visit or call 212-677-9823.

LPNYTHink Creative, Inc., the Silicon Alley-based design firm, has been retained by Datatone Communications, Inc. to develop a corporate identity and ongoing marketing strategy for their wired building program. LPNYTHink named the new program WE, wired environments.

1-800-FLOWERS.COM(sm) has expanded its product line to emphasize its wide variety of specialty gifts. The company redesigned and restructured its Web site into five distinct shopping categories to better showcase its wider range of products, features and services. The redesigned Web site ( also reflects the company?s recent name change to 1-800-FLOWERS.COM and its greater emphasis on e-commerce.

Victor Le Broussois - Managing Director - StockOnWeb has been busy with the launch of his company & web site ( They find finance for internet companies & help U.S. companies to go in Europe. Interested companies that want to develop in Europe, drop him a line: