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Lycos signed an advertising deal with automotive site AutoVantage. a leading interactive car-buying service. AutoVantage's banners will be displayed throughout Lycos and its buttons will have preferred placement on Lycos' automotive channel and road maps area.

Yahoo! introduced Yahoo! Calendar, a Web-based personal calendar available free of charge to registered Yahoo! users. The Yahoo! Calendar allows users to update their scheduling information via the Web. The Calendar is also compatible with Microsoft Corp.'s Mircrosoft Outlook and 3Com's PalmPilot.

Fox Sports Online, New York, today kicked off the first season of Fox Fantasy Football '98. Fox is charging $19.95 per season to play fantasy football, which begins on Sept. 6. All the major sports sites have fantasy sports leagues.

Juno Online Services inked a marketing deal to allow Cendant Corp. to promote its membership shopping site NetMarket and PrivacyGuard, a site that allows users to track credit histories and medical records to Juno subscribers. Cendant will target promotional to Juno members who have free e-mail accounts in exchange for filling out extensive survey information.

CNET announced a deal making HealthAxis.com, the exclusive direct marketer of health insurance and certain other healthcare-related insurance products and services throughout CNET and the Snap! search and navigation directory, owned by CNET and NBC.

Online discussion site Deja News redesigned its site, adding Health, Science and Social Science channels, to its nine existing channels. It added more content to the site overall and increased searching capabilities.

Copyright August 1998, Crain Communications Inc.

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