Wired Digital today will announce strategic relationships with three, large Internet Service Providers to distribute Wired Digital's search engine, HotBot. AT&T WorldNet, Ameritech Corp. and Canadian ISP Sympatico will feature HotBot in different locations on their sites.
Excite rolls out
Excite today launches Excape on Excite, a back-to-school contest and promotion for college students that runs through September.
Partnering with GlobeTV, Excite is sponsoring a trivia contest in which users pick up clues by searching on the Web and then qualify to win daily and grand prizes, which include a dorm room outfitted with the latest technology.
The site also offers shopping, an event finder for students to locate concerts and other activities, free e-mail, games and career and classified content.
IVillage bolsters sales
team with 12 new execs
Women's online community iVillage (www.ivillage.com) is adding 12 executives to its sales team. Overseeing the sales department is John Glascott, senior VP-sponsorship, who previously was senior VP-director of corporate marketing and sales at Hearst Magazines, New York. Other hires include David Blair, VP-sponsorship sales, who formerly was director-partnership marketing and new business development at Time Warner's Six Flags Theme Parks, Parsippany, N.J. Ellen Devens was named national sales manager-banner sales. Ms. Devens formerly was VP-sales, marketing and advertising at Technical Careers Institute, New York.
Nasdaq plans new
mutual fund site
Nasdaq said it will add a Web site in September to its five-site portfolio. The site, Mutual Fund Quotation System (www.mfqs.com), was created by Enock, New York. Enock plans to launch a site in August for Benjamin Jacobson
& Sons, a specialist on the New York Stock Exchange.
In other news
BabyCenter.com will host a new chat series, sponsored by Pampers Parenting Institute, featuring Dr. T. Berry Brazelton on toilet training. . . . Atlanta Internet measurement company RelevantKnowledge today announces it's reached more than 100 paying customers since its late '97 launch.