Saturday, January 08, 2000

Bits & Bytes -and- Shakers & Stirrers 1/8/00

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Check out the site for the latest in who's movin' and who's shakin'! Inc. (Nasdaq: EMUS), announced the appointment of Ray Farrell to the newly-created position of director of music marketing. A 25-year veteran of the music industry who has held management positions with top independent and major record labels, Farrell will be responsible for developing and executing marketing programs to promote's extensive catalog of downloadable music.
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BITS & BYTES____________________________________, the online restaurant reservation network, announced a $10 million investment led by two top venture capital funds, Impact Venture Partners and Benchmark Capital. The funding will fuel's rapid nationwide expansion, and furthers the company's position as the leading provider of online restaurant reservations.'s real-time reservation system links diners to open tables at fine dining establishments in major cities around the country at

The Mills Corporation (NYSE:MLS), owner and operator of market dominant retail and entertainment destinations, announced a strategic alliance with Centerseat LLC (, the digital media company. The program will launch in February. Through the relationship, Centerseat will provide Mills Corp. and The Mills Television Network (MillsTV) with exclusive entertainment programming to be presented throughout the Mills Properties. The Mills currently operates ten Mills centers, which draw over 150 million visitors and $380 million in spending per year. Each Mills has over 200 stores and Mills properties are the #1 tourist attractions in 5 of the 8 states where they are located. MillsTV is the nation's oldest, mall placed-based media network that broadcasts throughout Mills centers around the U.S. MillsTV offers mall wide video programming that targets shoppers at the point of purchase. The network is a combination of video walls, parlor screens and overhead suspended monitors, supported by on-site video staff capable of live in-mall remote broadcasts and national satellite downlinks. to launch in spring everything for the golf course, professional and enthusiast - including tee times. Like the best-selling series of books, Powers Golf Guides, the new web-site, will deliver complete and comprehensive information, and services to golfers about golf courses from any participating course in the world. The site is being built now, said President and CEO Bill Anderson, and the first look at is expected at the annual PGA Show in February.