BULLETIN BOARD;NIELSEN LIKELY TO AUDIT AOL TRAFFIC;'ROLLING STONE' DEPARTS COMPUSERVE FOR AOL;'WIRED' TO LAUNCH GERMAN EDITION;OTHER NEWS

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America Online and Nielsen Media Research are close to an agreement for Nielsen to audit subscriber traffic on the basic AOL service, not including AOL Web services, said David Harkness, senior VP with Nielsen. The deal would be separate from Nielsen's work with Internet Profiles Corp.

Rolling Stone is opening a service on America Online this fall, after spending a year with CompuServe. The magazine will offer much of the same content it provided on CompuServe, but the AOL environment is a much better fit.

Wired Ventures is working with German publishers Spiegel-Verlag and Gruner & Jahr to launch a German-language edition of Wired early next year. The magazine will develop original stories for German readers through a Berlin-based staff and will launch with a rate base of 70,000 and cover price equivalent to about $6.

Meg Siesfeld to managing editor at Time Inc. New Media from deputy editor of News Corp.'s iGuide....Jack Bonanni to exec VP-director of business development, Interactive Imaginations, New York, from senior VP-advertising sales, ESPN....The Washington Post Co. opened a Web site (http://www.washingtonpost.com)...The sale of Prodigy Services Co. to International Wireless was completed last week....General Motors Corp.'s Cadillac Motor Division launched a redesigned Web site (http://www.cadillac.com) from Poppe Tyson's poppe.com.

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