Thursday, December 02, 1999

BITS AND BYTES - 12/2/99

For the fifth annual World AIDS Day on-line observance we are expanding Day Without Art (DWA) Web Action 1999 from a one-day event into a dynamic 365-day on-line affair. Our two actions, BANNER PROJECT 1999 and THE DAILY DISPATCH will explore how the AIDS pandemic is impacting communities globally. This year's observance features: BANNER PROJECT 1999 Web sites are invited to pick from a collection of banners that respond to a particular aspect of AIDS' global effect to post. Select from images and animations created by Lance Arthur, Leslie Bamberg, Magnus Bodin, Deric Carner, Heather Champ, Isabel Chang, CB Cooke, Alison Cornyn and Sue Johnson, DriveDrive, Pam Jacobs, Leslie Harpold, Jason Kottke, Patrick Lichty, Ryan McGinness, Jane Nisselson, Caroline van Oosten de Boer, Friederike Paetzold, Derek Powazek, The Red Hot Organization, R(tm)ark, Yoshi Sodeoka, Virgil, vivid studios and more.. Go to to get a banner and the HTML code.

GE EEF, establishes multilingual online presence.
The new site, created by Bluewave, is available in 4 languages - English, French, German and Swedish. It will include customer one-to-one extranet systems.

Razorfish Deepens Broadband Solutions and User Experience Expertise
Razorfish, Inc. announced that it has deepened its capabilities in broadband solutions and people-centered product strategy and design.

Culturefinder.Com Launches National Holiday Performance Finder
Serving up a feast of holiday entertainment, launched its second annual Holiday Performance Finder, listing more than 3500 live performances nationwide, including a staggering 1,949 A Christmas Carols, 1,285 Nutcrackers, 236 Messiahs, plus 92 Hanukkah and 56 Kwanzaa events.

proudly announces the launch of "", poised to become the premiere online beauty site. The site, which partners former Arcade Sampling Co. CEO, Roger Barnett with , was designed to seamlessly integrate content, commerce and community features to create a category killer website. Look for columns by world-renowned make-up artist, Kevyn Aucoin, fragrance expert, Michael Edwards and dermatologist, Dr. Patricia Wexler. Stay tuned for a wishlist, which will alert friends and family to your favorite items and beautypoints, which can be redeemed for's prestige cosmetic and body-care items.

LiQ Inc. Pioneers A New Form of Online Shopping
Online shopping just got friendlier with the launch of ( The new consumer portal Web site from LiQ, Inc. (pronounced "like you") pioneers a new concept in E-commerce "social shopping."

France Telecom Announces The Launch Of Its Voila Portal In The United Kingdom France Telecom announces the launch of VoiLa ( in the United Kingdom, furthering the international development of its portal brand.

Real Media And Solbright Announce Holiday Toy Drive For Gilda's Club
Real Media, a leading Internet advertising company and advertising server software developer and Solbright Inc., a leading application service provider of Internet advertising business systems, announced a holiday toy drive on behalf of Gilda's Club New York City.

The Knot, Inc. Announces Initial Public Offering
The Knot, Inc. (Nasdaq:KNOT) announced that its initial public offering of 3,500,000 shares of common stock has been priced at $10.00 per share. In addition, The Knot has granted the underwriters an option to purchase up to 525,000 shares of common stock to cover over-allotments, if any. All shares will be sold by the Company. The shares of The Knot, Inc. will be listed on the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol "KNOT".

Organic, Inc. announced that it has filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with its initial public offering of common stock. The offering will be managed by a group of underwriters co-led by Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corporation, and co-managed by Thomas Weisel Partners LLC.