AOL, Netscape union
results in layoffs
America Online said last week it would lay off up to 1,000 employees as a result of the integration with recently acquired Netscape Communication Corp. The company will divide into four groups reporting to AOL President-Chief Operating Officer Bob Pittman.
In other news
Disney Online, a unit of Buena Vista Internet Group, today launches a redesign of its site (www.disney.com), which folds in Disney's Blast Online, a subscription-based online service for kids. The site will sell banners and sponsorships. . . . Ad network 24/7 Media today launches 24/7 Promotions, a direct marketing service that allows sponsors to send promotions to a prequalified audience. . . . Women.com Networks, San Mateo, Calif., House Beautiful and Broderbund Home Design Unit, a Fremont, Calif.-based software developer, today launch House Beautiful Interactive Interiors. The site (www.housebeautifulii.