Friday, July 26, 2002

Courtney Pulitzer's Calendar of Events

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** siliconindia event: BPO Buzz: Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)
Date: July 17, 2002
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Place: Hilton, 120 Wood Ave. South , Iselin, NJ

** Adventure Society ~ Day Trip
Date: July 27, 2002
Time: All day
Info: e-mail This trip will include Kayaking, Horseback Riding, & Wine Tasting and will Cost: $105 per person.

** Hamptons Hoops
Date: July 27, 2002
Time: 8:00 pm
Place: Pergament Estate
Info: for The All For Kids Foundation benefit and Hamptons Hoops After party. Dinner, dancing and a live performance by RUN DMC, Adama, & Doug E. Fresh with DJ Exacta on the turntables. Live fashion show by Tommy Hilfiger featuring Wilhelmina Models. After party continues at Roccos A La Playa . . . If you are intersted in playing in the tournament please contact David Bober at 212-262-4488.
Cost: $125 junior and $250 Sponsor
Rsvp: or call 212.631.7777.

Date: July 29, 2002
Time: 7:00 PM & 8:30 PM
Place: Moran’s, 103 Washington St. @ Rector St. 212 465 2699
Cost: $5 cover, 2 drink min.
Info: Featuring comics from leading New York comedy clubs and TV including Shauna Lane, Girlbomb, Abby Rosin, Wendy Spero, Jesse Klein, Mike Birch, Hornbuckle, Lloyd Floyd, Noah Tarnow, Raven and others. Hosted by Gary Welz, PowerPoint Comic and Personal Relationship Management (PRM) expert.

** Panel for "Minorities in Media - Reaching the Hispanic Market"
Date: July 29, 2002
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Place: McGraw Hill Building, 1221 Avenue of the Americas, Room 208 (cross street is 49th St.)
Info: Registration/Networking starts at 6:30pm. The panel will start at 7:30pm and finish at 8:30pm. More networking from 8:30pm-9:30pm!!! Light snacks and beverages will be served.
Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Checks payable to Blue Stripe Media Group, LLC can be sent to Blue Stripe Media Group, LLC, 30 Newport Parkway, Suite 3207, Jersey City, NJ 07310. Advance payments will be accepted until July 26th.
Rsvp: David Krell at 201-653-3841 or E-mail

From PRM Services, LLC
Date: July 30, 2002
Time: 8:00 PM
Place: Underground Lounge, 955 West End Ave @ 107th St. 212 465 2699
Cost: $5 cover, 2 drink min.
Info: “In this spoof Gary Welz uses business-seminar methods (PowerPoint presentations, conference packets, etc.) to improve your love life. It’s a dynamic integrated paradigm, aimed at strategically targeted personal-growth zones – and at helping you git some.” TimeOut New York.

** Cocktail Angst does it again!
Date: Tuesday, July 30, 2002
Time: 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Place: Bubble Lounge, 228 West Broadway (at White St.) in Tribeca
Cost: no cover
Info: with Chris Cheek at Bubble Lounge!

** Addicted to Accessories! (
Date: July 31, 2002
Time: 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Place: SPA (76 East 13th Street btwn Broadway & 4th Ave.)

** ESpin Anniversary Invitation: Second Annual Anniversary Networking Party Celebration
Date: August 1, 2002
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Place: KatManDu Restaurant, On the Deck, Trenton, NJ, (Rain or shine, inside ballroom if rain)
Info: THE Summer Networking Event for the Mid-Atlantic! As GetContactX begins its third year of operation, it offers this outstanding networking opportunity to the business communities of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York and Maryland.
Cost: Pre-registered/pe-paid attendees get their first drink free and appetizers will be served. $5 for GetContactX Members who pre-register & pay on-line, by email or phone. $15 non-members who pre-registered & pay on-line, by email or phone. Additional $10 fee at-the-door for those not pre-registered/paid.
Rsvp: For more information and to register online or contact Dave Antrim Phone 610-718-9810

** NY Venture Summit: “Uniting: Venture Capital & Innovation”
Date: September 9-10, 2002
Time: TBA
Info: 2-day venture conference

** "Smart Women Finish Rich" Seminar
Date: September 26 2002
Time: - 6:30 PM -- 8:00 PM
Place: Dana Buchman Studio (57th Street)
Cost: free

** 3rd Annual Global Private Equity Conference 2002 (New York): The Year in Review and Outlook for 2003
Date: October 17th & 18th, 2002
Time: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Place: Metropolitan Club, 1 West 60th Street, NYC
Cost: $1,095
Info: Industry Leaders discuss and analyze M&A and Exit Strategies and Partnership Fund Raising.

** Places with many other events listed:
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Bernardo’s List -
EuroCircle –
T/Bex mailing list -
WWWAC List –

Thursday, July 25, 2002

The Cyber Scene in DC ~ by Tamar Alexia Fleishman, Esq.


On July 25th, at precisely Happy Hour o'clock, Capitol Hill's leaders gathered in the Russel Senate Building's Caucus Room to honor the nine women Senators: Mikulski, Hutchinson, Feinstein, Boxer, Murray, Snowe, Collins, Landrieu and Lincoln. Their new book, "Nine and Counting", was being promoted by women's web giant has been at the forefront in hosting web Presidential debates and other live political events.

Benefiting from the proceeds of book sales are the Girl Scouts: 5 of the nine women Senators are former scouts. The presence of the scouts were felt from the many girls scouts in uniform, several scout execs in the "adult" uniform (dark green suit or coat dress, patterned green and burgundy silk scarf, badges), and many consumed Thin Mint cookies (who, moi?).

Admirers present included Senators Kennedy and Dodd, along with teen aged Senate Pages Jeffrey Kerner and Andrew Jandt. Jandt winked a "no comment" when asked if he came to scope out the scene. Kerner piped up with, "I don't think we're supposed to be here, but women are such valuable . . . women are so valuable."

The wine and beer table was serving Woodbridge Cabernet Sauvignon, Michelob and West Virginia's Quibell water. At the food buffet, besides the aforementioned Thin Mints, were fried chicken fingers, cold salmon with capers, sliced tropical fruits, little piped hors d'oerves, domestic cheeses and the Greek spinach pastry, "spanakopita". Those required several tastings by those in the know.

One of those "in the know" was preppily attired Summer Intern Christopher Kramer, who works for Senator Levin on the Investigations Subcommittee. This pro-women's rights University of Michigan student was wearing a special tie that his grandfather gave him on his first day on Capitol Hill.

The audience of about 250 people applauded the tried and true wisdom of the Senators, who were introduced by Cokie Roberts. One of those applauding was Admiral Susan Blumenthal, the U.S. Asst. Surgeon General. A glamorous platinum blonde in her sharp black-and-gold uniform, career officer Blumenthal is very appreciative of the nine Senators' efforts to advance the issue of women's health.

Everyone received goody bags containing a copy of "Nine and Counting", the latest Ladies Home Journal and the Girl Scout's leadership magazine. An adorable young girl scout in many braids, bows and beads ran after Cokie Roberts to get an autograph. Roberts demurred, "I'm not a Senator!" Well, that's why the book's called "Nine and Counting ...only nine women are.

Tuesday, July 23, 2002

TCS Intro ~ 7/23/02


NEW YORK September 23, 2002

This Week
Publisher's Note
Regular Features
Shakers & Stirrers
Bits & Bytes
"The Cyber Scene" is published weekly. Subscriptions are free. To subscribe or unsubscribe: EMAIL US or - Click here to subscribe or unsubscribe
Calendar of Events
Our calendar of select industry events is a must-have companion to the weekly newsletter that covers them after the fact.

Upcoming Events

Olive Seminars on Biotechnology - coming this Fall in New York, Connecticut and Silicon Valley

Olive Seminars on Personal Branding - coming this Fall in New York and San Francisco
How's that for a combo of unique offerings?!

Publisher's Note
Dear Patient Readers,
Well our wild ride of 2002 isn't over yet! We appreciate your patience as we reorganize. We will have an edition for you -- chock full of goodies -- later this week, and we'll have some important news for future activities.
Have a great week and go out there and make your dreams a reality.
~ Courtney

Saturday, July 20, 2002

For Sale: Aruba Timeshare

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Ocean front timeshare. Weeks 4 and 5.
Aruba Grand Beach. Resort and Casino
2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2nd floor. Ocean Front
Many ammenities.
Contact: arthur at pulitzer dot com

Wednesday, July 17, 2002

Downtown Alliance Panel Discussion: "Security: It's Not Just about Firewalls"

Downtown Alliance Panel Discussion: "Security: It's Not Just about Firewalls"
Date: Wednesday, July 17
Time: Panel Discussion 6 - 7 pm, Networking Reception 7 - 8 pm
Location: Digital Sandbox Network Center, 55 Broad Street, 4th Floor
Cost: $10

This event is part of the Hey Neighbor campaign, designed to introduce technology providers in Lower Manhattan and the technology users in the neighborhood, promoting business revitalization Downtown. This event is for you, so please join us. The campaign is also presented by AGENCY.COM and Moderator: Kyle Shannon, Co-Founder, AGENCY.COM Speakers: Alan Brill, Senior Manager and Chief Technologist, Kroll, Inc.; Ken Brandt, CEO, Tiger Testing; and Gijo Matthew, Security Advocate, Computer Associates

Friday, July 12, 2002

Publisher's Note ~ Sultry Summer

Hello all! Just a quick note to calm your fears, no I'm not slipping away into a void of irregular publishing schedules and missed parties, although it may seem like that. Let's blame the lazy summer days and the sunny sun for making me less interested in dark, smoky bars and bland corporate halls. Wouldn't you rather be in a lovely garden party or dining al fresco in this fine city right now? I thought so!

Also, just to prepare you, there will be one more publication before August and then we're taking the month off! But, we'll have lots of things to report on in September so keep those event announcements coming!

Shakers & Stirrers and Bits & Bytes

Grant Thornton LLP
Global accounting firm Grant Thornton LLP today announced that five former Arthur Andersen partners and 40 professional staff members have joined their New York offices in Midtown and Downtown Manhattan, Melville and Edison. Frank Kurre has been appointed Grant Thornton's Northeast Partner in Charge-Higher Education and New York Partner in Charge-Higher Education and Not-for-Profit. Other new Grant Thornton partners include Richard Flowers, Daniel Golub, Jean M. Trier, and Max J. Brandsdorfer.

Enfrastructure Inc.
Enfrastructure Inc., a full-service facilities and infrastructure provider, announced its acquisition of TechSpace, Inc., a provider of alternative office space and infrastructure services to growing and established companies. Both Enfrastructure and TechSpace provide flexible space bringing technology, business and professional services to client companies. The two companies will provide products and services through their combined five facilities in Orange County, CA, New York (two sites), Boston and Toronto. The combination of the companies will create significant operating synergies, develop a platform for expansion into key markets throughout North America, and create a clear market leader in the full-service business infrastructure space.

Accents By Allison
Tery Spataro is a woman many new media sages from the East and West Coast know. They know that she's been a steady, creative, dynamic force in interactive media and design. And they know she's got the business sense to run a company and start one up. And she's combining all that experience into her newest venture, Accents By Allison (AbyA).

Not ready to leave the Big Apple, but realizing opportunity also lie out West, Tery founded her almost bi-coastal company with her mother, Joyce, in Chandler, Arizona. AbyA, is an innovative retail firm that offers its customers a personal shopper service and promotes fashion events throughout the Greater Phoenix Area and NYC. They have been adding great lines of women's clothing.

And just this week AbyA has teamed up with VB Cosmetics' spa and salon: "Spalon VB." VB Cosmetics owns and operates a full service salon and day spa in Chandler, AZ. Founded in 1989, by Vivian B. Valenty, Ph.D the company moved to Chandler, AZ to accommodate the company's growth and expansion needs. You'll be happy to hear that VB Cosmetics has an environmentally friendly facility and does not test on animals.

These two businesses, founded by women for women, got their introduction through the Chamber of Commerce, showing that it pays to join up with the local business networking groups available. To celebrate their partnership, AbyA and VB Cosmetics will host a fashion event July 24th at VB Cosmetics' spa and salon: "Spalon VB."

For more information, go to:

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Cyber Scene Social Notes ~ 7/12/02

In an attempt to help facilitate better networking for new media professionals and "Scenesters," here are some points that will be added during the weeks. 

** Ladies, remember that makeup routines are not considered acceptable behavior at the dining table. Just excuse yourself and reapply makeup in the ladies room. Besides, these days there are all sorts of little treats in there like hairspray, lollipops and perfumes to sample!

TCS Intro ~ 7/12/02


NEW YORK July 12, 2002

This Week
Publisher's Note
NYNMA's CyberSuds
Greco Law Firm - 1 Year Celebration
The Biotech Field Is Vast And Complex
No-End-WWWAC-Gamers Booze and Schmooze PARTY ~ by Danielle Cyr
A Dynamic Duo Dazzling Dudettes
Regular FeaturesShakers & Stirrers
Bits & Bytes
"The Cyber Scene" is published weekly. Subscriptions are free. To subscribe or unsubscribe: email: or - Click here to subscribe or unsubscribe
Calendar of Events
Our calendar of select industry events is a must-have companion to the weekly newsletter that covers them after the fact.

Upcoming Events

Olive Seminars on Biotechnology - coming this Fall in New York, Connecticut and Silicon Valley
Seminars on Personal Branding - coming this Fall in New York and San Francisco
How's that for a combo of unique offerings?!

============================================== Tuesday, July 16, 2002
NYSIA Special Event: "The Limits of Technology" by Grady Booch
Time: 8 AM - 10:30 AM
Location: JPMorgan Chase, 270 Park Ave, between 47th & 48th St, 11th Floor, Room A
Directions: 4 or 5 trains to Grand Central, 6 train to 51st St., E or F trains to 53rd St.
Admission: Free to NYSIA members, $20 for nonmembers.
Registration: You must pre-register using our online form, or by calling us at (212) 475-4503.
Attendance is limited, so register early! "C-level" executives only.
limited, so register early! "C-level" executives only.
Registration closes: Monday, July 15th, 8 AM

Hello all! Just a quick note to calm your fears, no I'm not slipping away into a void of irregular publishing schedules and missed parties, although it may seem like that. Let's blame the lazy summer days and the sunny sun for making me less interested in dark, smoky bars and bland corporate halls. Wouldn't you rather be in a lovely garden party or dining al fresco in this fine city right now? I thought so!
Also, just to prepare you, there will be one more publication before August and then we're taking the month off! But, we'll have lots of things to report on in September so keep those event announcements coming!

Thursday, July 11, 2002

No-End-WWWAC-Gamers Booze and Schmooze PARTY ~ by Danielle Cyr

I attended the "No-End, WWWAC-Gamers Booze and Schmooze Party" on Thursday night, July 11, hosted by Scott Bowling of WWWAC, Greg Costikyan of Gamers Booze and Schmooze, the lovely and talented Steve Masur, of Masur & Associates (he signs my paychecks, I've got to be nice), and Steven Warren of the NoEnd list.

The festivities started at 8:00 PM and took place at Siberia, a dark, two-story club, with live entertainment in the lower level. The live entertainment was provided by Noisy-Le-Grand and Great Shakes and was fun (and loud!) and the club was filled with game and technology industry types. I first bumped into Gregor Koomey, a game designer and Kamran Ali. Gregor and I discussed the new games he's been developing. Kamran, a new transplant to the city, practiced his pitch for his company on me. Kamran works for a management company for game industry talent ( but it's not up until July 23).

When I made it to the bar, I ran into Karen Sideman, whom I hadn't seen since last summer's Gamers Booze and Schmooze and who seems to be keeping quite busy with all of her game consulting clients. With her was Brian Loube, formerly of RGA Interactive, who is now a media management consultant. He jauntily handed me a pair of 3D glasses with his company info on them which can be used in conjunction with his website (if you have your own, you can go to: While chatting with Karen and Brian, I felt a tap on my shoulder and turned to find the charming triumvirate of Wade Tinney, Josh Welber and Brad MacDonald all from GameKitchen ( Wade and I caught up on his company's recent move into new digs and Brad and I discussed his wife's bellydancing (!) career. His wife just finished a 6-month stint dancing in Las Vegas and was going to be dancing in a burlesque show on the LES that the GameKitchen folks were heading off to later that evening.

Rich Miller (or "Hellboy2000" as his t-shirt proclaimed) was the bartender and artist who kept everyone's drinks full and whose provocative black-and-white paintings hung from the walls of the club. Dolly Nielsen, Silicon Alley Station's Executive Producer, was busily taking photos of Steve Masur's band, Noisy-Le-Grand, and was standing with Robert Pollard, an information ecologist (I tried to find out what exactly an "information ecologist" was but I couldn't hear him over the music). I met Nick Fortugno of GameLab who told me that Eric Zimmerman, GameLab's founder, was in London making an important pitch. Marc Seago came over to catch up. I spoke with Barbara Anglisz and bumped into the FutureGirl herself, Lisa Rosevear (

There seemed to be a lot of optimism in the air which was a change from the Schmooze and Booze party a few months back. People seemed more relaxed and less anxious about the economy. Lots of ideas about the game industry in NYC and game design in general were exchanged along with plenty of business cards. I look forward to more frequent events geared toward the small, supportive game industry crowd in NYC. ... Danielle D. Cyr, Esq., one of our newest writers...

Wednesday, July 10, 2002

The Biotech Field Is Vast And Complex

Getting a handle on the biotechnology industry can sometimes be as slippery as putting an octopus into a mesh bag and keeping all its tentacles inside. There are many arms to grapple with and directions to explore. However, attempting to understand this complex industry isn't all that hard, if you just take one (ahem) arm of it at a time. In an effort to aid New Yorkers interested in this topic, the CyberCherub Investor Network and Courtney Pulitzer Creations' presented a Stardust Circle seminar on "Biotechnology: What's the Next Trend?" on July 10th at Morgan Stanley's Times Square office.

There was a great turnout of venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, scientists and media. After a solid bout of networking, Morgan Stanley Biotech Boxes Division VP Bill Threadgill started off the lineup of speakers. Threadgill spoke about Morgan Stanley's proprietary product "Basket Opportunity Exchangeable Services," which tracks the American Stock Exchange biotech stocks. The BOXES plan weights all the stocks equally, doesn't have any ongoing fees or expenses and offers true 100% ownership of stocks.

After this point of view of tracking the financial aspect of the biotech industry, Michael Murphy presented his thoughts on "What Do People Want." Murphy went into a detailed overview of statistics and came 'round to the point that "What People Want" is to live longer, look good longer, have good ambulatory care and arrest rising drug costs. He told us there are 20,000 diseases but 12 of them make up for more than 50% of the human and financial costs of health care.

We then got an extensive overview of the Mitochondrian DNA, which was first found in 1980 in a gene sequence and occurs in more than 30 diseases. Murphy went on with background on this gene, various mechanisms, research efforts and costs with this gene and biotech research. The downside with this gene-therapy form of biotechnology is that it may cost $40 million to $300 million to develop compounds and the FDA wants to know more (but for less money). Furthermore, the pharmaceutical companies want more sustainable products because physicians and patients want to see results from drugs in weeks, not a full year.

Moving more into genetics, but also stepping back for a more general overview, Dr. Michael Swift began his discussion on genetic predispositions and how to analyze these to help identify or eliminate hereditary diseases. Using breast cancer and mental illnesses as his main examples, he told us of his Index-Test Method. This testing method for diseased genes has a successful track record, is reliable, can be used for any diseased gene, has high statistical power (because there's a known sample size -- i.e. a mother and daughter) and is patented. Another method for finding diseased genes is with linkage analysis using neutral SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphism). SNPs are small changes in DNA that happen frequently enough to see. This is good for successive generations with a high density of affected individuals but is unsuccessful for the majority of common diseases.

He foresees diagnostic tests will be available to predict risks and to manage disease. He also thinks that we will soon be able to develop new drugs that can target metabolic abnormality.

Even if the percentage of the population with these hereditary diseases (his example now was Schizophrenia), is only 1% of the population, he views this as a big market. Gene-based drug development will lead to novel, new drugs that are highly-effective but unfortunately have long development times before any income is seen. Dr. Swift provided a nice overview of where some research firms are working with gene research.

So where does that lead us? Well, there's lots of activity in terms of trying to innovate, innovations are happening, investments are being made in this area, and all the progress is still just baby-steps in terms of development due to high costs and government and industry regulations.

Tuesday, July 09, 2002

Greco Law Firm - 1 Year Celebration

Social lawyers and their friends (yes, they do have some) in town have been aware of John Greco and his New York Lawyers and Friends Network events for some time now. Well in addition to coordinating the social lives of these folks, he's also been running his law firm. And on Tuesday, July 9th he celebrated being in business for one year with a Special Party for NYC media entrepreneurs, technologists and artists. Guests enjoyed catered Italian antipasti, an open bar and killer DJs all night at the Gemini Lounge. For more info on these hip events, email:

NYNMA's CyberSuds

The Tiki Room Bar & Restaurant on 22nd street has undergone almost as many changes as the tech scene in New York. It was once Fred's Beauty Bar, and before that it had some other name and it will probably change again. And the tech scene has changed as well, as indicated by the Tuesday night CyberSuds on July 9th.

Like the New York standard restaurants, there are some standard players who will always be a part of the tech scene . As I entered the Polynesian-themed bar I ran into two new media originals--Debbie Newman and Mark Stahlman. They were lounging on a banquette and Mark made it known that he's working on some great stuff and will ALWAYS be here. A bit further inside I chatted with David Schriffen and Location Based Branding, Inc.'s David Polinchock for a spell.'s Howard Schwartz, his father and Joe Rubin told me all about their national partnerships and roll-out plans.'s COO Ari Paparo told me his company was just sold and is now called BlinkPro. Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time" was playing in the lineup of 80s tune while I chatted with project manager Adam Rosenberg. There were small groups clustered throughout the room, laughter was bubbling up from conversations as most everyone was enjoying a cold drink on the warm summer night.