CompuServe's Internet Division, Seattle, will launch a low-cost Internet service code-named Spryte by yearend. The service allows users to surf the 'net, establish e-mail addresses and create home pages for $4.95 per month for three hours. Additional hours are $1.95 each. Separately, CompuServe, Columbus, Ohio, added Marriott and Northwest Airlines as advertisers in the online service's travel area.
Bellevue, Wash.-based Medio Multimedia will liquidate its business after a deal to sell the company fell through. Software marketer ConnectSoft was unable to raise $2 million in cash to buy Medio, which gained notoriety two years ago with the release of Medio Magazine, the first CD-ROM magazine.
The Travel Channel Online Network (http://www.travelchannel.com) makes its debut Oct. 11 with content from the cable outlet as well as travel resources from across the Web.....Lang Communications opens Women's Web on Oct. 11 (http://www.womweb.com.) as a source for women seeking work-related information as well as information on home and lifestyle. .....Toyota Motor Sales USA, Torrance, Calif., switches on its @Toyota home page at http://www.toyota.com on Oct. 17.
Reuters NewMedia will soon begin supplying online news and picture services to Time Inc.'s Pathfinder site at http://pathfinder.com.....WebCrawler, an online guide to the Internet, introduced a new interface that integrates advertising from its five charter sponsors: American Airlines, AT&T, Netscape Communications Corp., Video On Line and Web Review...... AT&T Interchange Online Network will launch Journal Register Co.'s The New Haven Register online in November.