Friday, October 19, 2001

Shakers & Stirrers and Bits & Bytes

Showing his Savi
Lance Trebesch has jumped been named the VP of Business Development at Savi Technology. The company creates a software and hardware platform focused on real-time computing and automation in the supply chain sector.

Taking Off
Jonathan Perkel, Esq's career is soaring. He recently joined Site59 as Vice President & General Counsel. Site59, which is aptly named for the 59th (or last) minute in the hour, works with airlines, hotels and rental car companies to create all-in-one travel packages.

Saddle Up
The Jockey Club has a new executive vice president, finance and administration. James S.J. Liao, the president of Christiansen Capital Advisors, is replacing Alan Marzelli, who will retain his current role as chairman and chief executive officer of the racing information site, Equibase.

Capital Move
Congratulations are in order for Larry Simon. His appointment to Vice President of the boutique investment group, Mille Capital was recently announced. The company specializes in mergers and acquisitions, private equity capital raising, debt financings and restructurings for middle market companies.

Social Conscious Socializers
New subscribers to New York-based event marketer EventMe! can now make a difference simply by signing up for the online service through a designated charity. When a new subscriber signs up for EventMe! through a charity link, EventMe! will donate 50% of its lifetime proceeds from that subscriber to the charity of his or her choice. Details and sign-up:

Omnipotent Stock Quotes
Taking a cue from instant message services, this week unveiled an enhanced version of its "Market Monitor." The popular feature which gives investors live news and updates on domestic and foreign securities can now run whether or not is open on a user's browser. The revamped Market Monitor also includes the ability to track exchanges around the world, live information on a variety of stocks and funds and access to ticker-specific news and charts, simply by clicking on a security.

Northern Exposure
Canada Broadcasting Corporation got a new face lift, thanks to Razorfish. The new visual identity package for both on and off-air branding messages. "We chose to work with Razorfish because of its experience in developing brand campaigns across multiple platforms and screens, particularly its award-winning work in the public broadcasting domain," said Diane Kenyon, Executive Director, English Communications

The Write Stuff
Giving three aspiring writers an extraordinary shot at literary stardom, at Time Warner Books today unveiled three authors discovered through iWrite, its online writer community. More than 3,000 writers submitted their manuscripts to be critiqued by the site's online community. The three winners were all first-time authors without agents or industry connections. They include Suzanne Allain, a computer programmer from Tallahassee; Margo Piece Dorksen, a former proofreader and pizza delivery driver from Willoughby, Ohio; and E.E. Knight, a software developer from Arlington Heights, Illinois.

Pause and Circumstance
The Boston-based company Pause Technology is poised and ready to take on TiVo -- in court that is. The Boston-based company alleges that the popular TV technology company infringed on one of its patents. The issue in question is a patent called "Time Delayed Digital Video System Using Concurrent Recording and Playback." The technology, which has made TiVo millions, has allegedly been owned by Pause since 1992. originally filed in 1992 and issued in 1995. The issue will be settled in a Boston court.