Friday, February 25, 2000

Bits & Bytes -and- Shakers & Stirrers 2/25/00

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Dine Joins Scient Corp.
After 10 months as Creative Director at Xceed, Jeremy Dine is moving to bigger and (we hope!) brighter pastures. He joined Scient Corp's Customer Experience Group in New York. Good luck, Jeremy!

Singleton Joins Centerseat
Centerseat LLC, has named James B. Singleton Senior Vice President of Business Development and General Counsel for the company. Mr. Singleton was Associate General Counsel for Metromedia Company.

Manski Joins Christian & Timbers
Kristen Manskie recently joined Christian & Timbers to support the growth of the New Media and Entertainment Practice. She will be working hand in hand with Paula Seibel, ManagingDirector, New Media and Entertainment. Appoints Brad Wolfer VP of Operations has appointed Brad Wolfer to Vice President of Operations. Wolfer will oversee's merchandising, customer service, editorial and creative departments. He will also direct new product and services initiatives.

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Icon Medialab -- One to Watch According to Adweek
Adweek has recognized Icon Medialab as a rising star of the interactive industry. Forrester Research ranked Icon Nicholson among the top 10 providers of eBusiness strategy.

American Express Invests in
American Express will announce a substantial investment and national marketing agreement with, the leading online restaurant reservation network.

Call Goes out for Webby Awards
The SFMOMA Webby Prize for Excellence in Online Art will offer $50,000 annually to an artist or artists for a body of work whose primary focus is to be experienced online and that explores and expands the distinctive capacity of the online medium., Inc. Moves on Up is growing at such a rapid pace that it recently moved to larger quarters in the Graybar Building at 420 Lexington Avenue, 18th Floor. The company's new phone number is (212) 986-6677. Teams with World Online International
Yack.comSM will provide World Online International with the most up-to-the-minute online programming information. The guide will be incorporated into World Online’s sites and translated into local languages of the countries where World Online operates.

Comet and Join Forces
Comet Systems and will offer CometZone's comet Cursors to its 3 million "Homesteaders." This will include characters from Peanuts, Star Trek , Pokemon, and other programs.

Latin Superstars Help Create Latin Entertainment Site
International recording artist Julio Iglesias and Latin American TV star Don Francisco have joined online music pioneer Larry Rosen and Latin music executive Sergio Rozenblat to launch, Inc., a Latin Music and Entertainment Internet Site.

Zagat Survey Invests in and Zagat Survey will bring free, online restaurant reservations to diners across the country. A co-branded website will enable consumers to make free online restaurant reservations. Zagat Survey's will be made available on

ShiftKey Becomes Kinecta Corporation!
ShiftKey has changed its name to Kinecta Corporation to better communicate its focus of connecting businesses through information. Kinecta comes from the words "kinesis" and "connect," symbolizing dynamic connections. (

Centerseat Partners With Martial Arts Industry Leader TC Media
Centerseat LLC has secured exclusive digital rights for TC Media’s entire collection of martial arts instructional video and text. Centerseat will also be able to sell TC Media’s martial arts merchandise on Launches Direct PR Connection
Smartedge has built a sizable database of technology and computing-related PR contacts, and they're sharing them with the journalism community through and IRS Team Up is giving investors a one-stop resource for tax forms and information with an online Tax Guide. Sponsored by the IRS,'s Tax Guide combines tax planning background culled from a range of Bloomberg media. (

eMediatainmentWorld to Launch in June
eMediatainmentWorld, the first-ever conference and marketplace to concentrate on the Internet's number one content categories, media and entertainment ("emediatainment"), is to debut in Los Angeles June 28-30, 2000, at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel. Launches Football Nation
Football Nation offers message boards and a chat forum. offers live match results, news, exclusive stories, opinion and feature coverage. It will feature the world’s largest online store for football merchandise and online memorabilia auctions.