Friday, September 10, 1999

Bits & Bytes -and- Shakers & Stirrers 9/10/99

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Lori Schwab, founding director of the New York New Media Association (NYNMA), has joined SOHOnet ( as Vice President of Operations and Communications, it was announced today by John Bogosian, chief operating officer. At SOHOnet, Schwab’s duties will include overseeing a significant expansion of the company’s technical and managerial staff, designing and implementing training programs, and spearheading the company’s marketing and communications efforts.

While going after his MBA at Cranbrook Academy Of Art, Mike Essl will still be highly with Chopping Block and their clients.

On Friday, September 10, 1999,, an arts guide and ticketing service, announced the appointment David Rogers, formerly of, to director of strategic business development and Christina DeSantis, formerly of New York's Thirteen/WNET, to director of partner relations.

Michael Corbett, former mid-Atlantic sales manager for Netscape, has joined eRSVP and will be working from Washington, DC.

While Kluger Media Group is relocating to Scottsdale, AZ on November 1, clients like Fingerhut, Motorola and Bigstar will still be serviced. The NY base is at Bigstar's offices.

Veronique Christensen has accepted an offer at Zadu as Executive Producer. zadu is a Client/server solution, consisting of a small toolbar with a thin software attached, that accompanies the user while surfing the web. The management team is headed by Michael Meirer, former CEO and later Vice Chairman of nCube (acquired by Larry Ellison, founder and CEO of Oracle). The current management team includes experienced Silicon Valley veterans, with consulting from Phil Gerbert, partner at the McKenna Group.

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Check out the largest professional computer game competition and convention ever held on the East Coast, September 9 – 12, at Manhattan’s Puck Building, hosted by the Cyberathlete Professional League (CPL).

Sent in by Mirsky: Help. I am a little black kitten. I am homeless, and worse, live down the street from Mirsky. A woman who looks like she came out of a Popeye cartoon feeds me and about eight other homeless cats and a few other kittens. I am a few months old, friendly, playful, a nudist, drug free and committed to honest living. If you or someone else you know may be interested in adopting me, please have them contact I must now go pounce on my brethren.

The UJA-Federation of New York will be honoring Candice Carpenter, co-chairperson and CEO, iVillage Inc. and Mike Levy, founder, president and CEO, Sportsline USA, Inc. at their Annual Achievement in Technology and New Media Awards Gala this November. Barry Diller and Joe Namath will serve as the award presenters.

eRSVP, the free service that lets people respond to invitations through the Internet, just got even better. New enhancements include a photo album section and the "Social Diary" function the notify viewers of events that match interests.

Real Media, which runs an Internet advertising network of 570 highly-branded Web sites in the U.S. and around the world and is the leading provider of ad management technology, has hired R/GA Interactive ( to redesign its Web site.

The Yankees go online! On-line sports and entertainment specialists UltraStar Internet Services LLC has entered into a multi-year partnership with the 24-time World Champion New York Yankees to create the team’s new official web site. The site will include the opportunity for people to have email addresses.