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Apple Computer, Cupertino, Calif., this week breaks a TV campaign for its latest crop of iMacs. The ads, via Omnicom's TBWA/Chiat/Day, Playa Del Rey, showcases iMacs in new colors.

Steven Thibodeau, managing director-operations at Scient Corp., New York, joins Kirshenbaum Bond & Partners unit Dotglu as president. ... Christine Miller was named executive vice president for marketing for Discovery Networks, U.S., from executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Discovery.com. ... Stephen Blacker, senior vice president-market research for Conde Nast Publications, is leaving to form a start-up called Marketing and Media Solutions. He will be replaced by Scott C. McDonald, 49, director of research at AOL Time Warner.

Pickett Advertising, San Francisco, acquired tech-ad agency Winkler Advertising. ... Verizon Information Services, Dallas, tapped Interpublic's Deutsch, New York, for its estimated $30 million to $50 million national SuperPages business-directory account. ... U.S. Bankruptcy Court is expected to approve the sale of the Drypers brand and Drypers Corp.'s North American operations to Hong Kong diaper maker DSG International, for $38.5 million. Drypers has a 3% share of the $4 billion U.S. disposable-diaper category. ... Georgia-Pacific Corp. will roll out Dixie Rinse & ReUse disposable plates nationally May 6, backed by an estimated $10 million in TV, radio and print from Omnicom Group's DDB Worldwide, New York.

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