Product-buying guide inks 4 deals
Active Buyer's Guide, an online product recommendation service, struck licensing agreements with LookSmart, an online Web directory; BizRate.com, an e-commerce ratings site; Productopia, a product information and buying advice site; and DealTime.com, an online comparison shopping site. The sites will feature private-label versions of the guide that's designed to speed purchase decisions. The Active Buyer's Guide is also found at Go Network, Lycos and mySimon.
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First Martha and now Reggie: In what could become a trend of celebrity venture capitalists, baseball legend Reggie Jackson last week took a minority stake in eBags, an online retailer of luggage, purses and accessories. Earlier this month, decorator and entrepreneur Martha Stewart took a stake in online grocery service HomeGrocer.com. . . . ScreamingMedia, a digital content network, last week named Kevin C. Clark its new CEO. Mr. Clark formerly was chairman-CEO of Poppe Tyson, an interactive agency that later merged with Modem Media. Mr. Clark has been an investor in ScreamingMedia and will remain on the board.