Friday, September 17, 1999

Bits & Bytes -and- Shakers & Stirrers 9/17/99

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Mitchell Cannold, former President, Sony Online Ventures and Sony New Technologies, has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Cannold reports directly to Dobbs.

Michael Coggins and Chris Kresge were recently appointed to implement and command sales and marketing for TEAM USA at OpenShop Internet Inc.

Kate Kennedy has just been promoted to Senior Account Executive in the Internet Business Strategies division at Edelman Worldwide.

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Now here's something that's really neat--choosing what items you want in an online store: unveiled an innovative e-commerce model expected to become the next "category killer" strategy for online retailing.'s new Store ( will sell merchandise determined solely by its audience of 3 million teens. Dan Pelson, CEO of said "now this community will determine what products they want to buy and help each other make buying decisions. This is the first store completely controlled by the consumer and the only store on the internet for teens of all ages, male and female alike." The Bolt Store will not inventory the products sold which effectively eliminates traditional retail overhead costs. By having the flexibility to add or remove items from the merchandise for sale, can quickly respond to customer demand. Visitors to the site can review products by providing a text review and a star rating. Whether a product is purchased or not, reviews can be made by anyone visiting the Bolt Store.

HEYNetwork has launched their site, providing a safe online community for parents, children, families and friends to commuicate and surf the web safely. This free Internet destination for the entire family by creating the first safe and private on-line closed community. On the site, parents, children, relatives, and friends can
communicate, explore, learn, be entertained and purchase goods and services on-line. Powered by KleanWare (TM), a proprietary and innovative filtering technology, families and children are protected from outside strangers and even profanity, making the Internet a positive and safe experience. is the new online authority on the lessons of financial market history -- thanks to an online presence developed by StreetEYE, LLC. More than ten years ago Logical Information Machines (LIM) developed and licensed the most advanced investment data-mining technology in the world -- the Market Information Machine (MIM). Created by top scientists at Bell Labs and IBM, the MIM is generating profitable ideas on many of the world's top trading desks, including Fidelity Investments, Soros Management, and Moore Capital.

The Internet Underground Music Archive (IUMA), the site which pioneered the delivery of music on the Internet in 1993, has completed its integration with (Nasdaq: EMUS) and re-launched the Web site credited with starting the Internet music industry.

The Interactive Resource ( appoints Scott Andrews, formerly with The New York Times Electronic Media Company, as Director of New Media Recruiting in their New York office. The
Interactive Resource is the digital "matchmaking" firm that provides interactive agency reviews, mergers and acquisitions advising and recruiting services for new media companies in NY and LA.

After conducting an online poll, the Webby Awards Academy decided to create three new awards:
Broadband, Services, Kids. With three new categories unveiled, The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences™ announced that it has extended the entry deadline for The Webby Awards 2000 to Friday, October 8, 1999.

Flatiron News proudly presents their new E-commerce site is a specialized high-end e-commerce site, featuring boutique-type designer items for home and office. Price points will range from moderate to expensive featuring high margin items.

Razorfish, Inc. announced that it will redesign

Guess what? ScreamingMedia's been up to a lot lately!, an aggregator and distributor of custom-filtered real-time content to vertical and special-interest Web sites, will provide its proprietary content delivery software, Siteware(tm), to both content providers and Web sites free of charge. The move underscores ScreamingMedia's commitment to creating a universal Content Network, connecting those who have content to those who need it, in the most cost-efficient and direct way. -- AND -- They named New York advertising agency, Mad Dogs & Englishmen as its first agency of record. Mad Dogs will develop and launch an integrated campaign that will include online and offline advertising to reinforce ScreamingMedia's position as a content/commerce network, which links content providers, e-tailers, and web sites, through its proprietary software. Annual billings will be $5 million to $7 million.