Friday, January 14, 2000

Bits & Bytes -and- Shakers & Stirrers 1/14/00

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Toni LoPresti is now the bright and shiny New Business Development Manager at Omnient. Omnient is a comprehensive e-Business development firm providing fixed-price fixed-time strategy consulting and industry-leading Internet solutions to traditional operating companies and startup businesses.

Raoul Didishiem has taken an Executive Producer position at, the online health and fitness network.

Stephen McCoy, formally Vice President at 24/7 Media, joins LivePerson as Vice President of Client Services. LivePerson, Inc., the leading provider of real-time customer service solutions for Web sites, enables companies to directly interact with their customers at critical moments, humanizing the online experience and building long term successes.

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BITS & BYTES____________________________________ to Get $100 Million From Investors Led by Amazon
(Wall Street Journal) -- Investors led by Inc. are pumping $100 million of venture capital into Inc., a fast-growing company that delivers movies, snacks and other items purchased over the Internet, generally within an hour. The latest financing comes just seven months after Kozmo began expanding outside its original New York City market. Kozmo ( also offers its service in Seattle, San Francisco, Boston and Washington, D.C. The company plans to enter 21 more markets by year end.

Yack and Worldgate Sign Distribution Agreement to Bring Chat and Web Event Guide to TV
YackSM and WorldGate Communications (Nasdaq; WGAT) announced a new content distribution agreement that will bring the web’s most comprehensive guide to live net events to the WorldGateSM Service. WorldGate, the leading provider of high performance, low-cost Internet access through TV uses standard cable set top converters to deliver Internet, e-mail and interactive advertising to cable subscribers without the need of a personal computer. Yack’s ( comprehensive listings will connect WorldGate subscribers to the rapidly expanding world of live Internet events. partners with leading Silicon Alley Content Providers, the network of the Ivy League+ ( has partnered with (, (Nasdaq: TSCM;, and ( to build its membership offerings and increase its marketing reach.

Centerseat to Offer Broadband Programming in Windows Media Format
Centerseat LLC (, the digital media and entertainment company, announced an agreement with Microsoft Corp.(Nasdaq "MSFT") to provide broadband programming in the Microsoft Windows Media Format. Through the agreement, Centerseat will become an entertainment content provider on, where highlights from its thousands of hours of original broadband programming will be featured through links to its broadband entertainment megasite which launches first quarter. Additionally, will feature the Windows Media Player. Launches Interactive TV Global Practice Area
AGENCY.COM (Nasdaq:ACOM) announced the launch of its Interactive TV and Broadband Global Practice Area, following the acquisition of Visionik, the world's most experienced Interactive TV developer. AGENCY.COM is now the only company in the world to have developed Interactive TV and Broadband applications for satellite, terrestrial and cable systems.

Razorfish, Inc. (NASDAQ:RAZF) announced that its Board of Directors approved a 2 for 1 stock split of the Company's outstanding shares of common stock. The stock split will be effected as a 100% common stock dividend, to be distributed on January 27, 2000 to holders of record of its common stock on January 20, 2000. After the stock split, Razorfish will have approximately 90.2 million shares of common stock outstanding.

Steven A. Bruno, co-founder of New York based iNYC, announced the launch of the company's FDSL (Free DSL) Program, the first advertising subsidized DSL service to provide fast, "always on" internet access over regular phone lines in the customer's home. Orders for iNYC's FDSL are already being taken over the company's website at

Jupiter Communications, Inc. announced that it is expanding its coverage of the exploding online health industry, and launching a major new event later this month, The Jupiter Online Health Forum.

Totally Hip announced that its update for LiveStage Professional was released. This new update to the multiple award-winning QuickTimeรค Authoring Environment includes new advanced QuickTime VR and Text Track features, and also enhanced Macromedia Flash™ support. This update is available free to existing customers and further positions Totally Hip as the leading tool developer for interactive QuickTime broadband media.