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New York Silicon Alley companies will find out Feb. 2 which 24 of them will get to present business plans to West Coast high-tech investors at the Alley to the Valley conference in Silicon Valley March 16-17. Sponsors of the conference include KPMG Peat Marwick, Ericsson, Middleberg & Associates and the Nasdaq stock market.

EMI Music Publishing has put up its first online lyric catalog for professional music researchers. A search engine allows users to explore the catalog for specific lyrics complete with sound clips from thousands of songs owned by EMI. Users can obtain a license request form online and have the request fulfilled by e-mail.

Astra Merck is putting up a new site for heartburn sufferers called the 24 Hour Acid Control InfoCenter. The site supplements the company's direct-to-consumer advertising program for Prilosec, Astra Merck's prescription medicine for acid-related gastrointestinal disorders.

Activision, Los Angeles, is reviewing its estimated $4 million-to-$5 million account, resigned last fall by Rubin Postaer & Associates, Santa Monica, Calif., after a short stint. Select Resources International, West Hollywood, Calif., is consultant.

Copyright January 1998, Crain Communications Inc.

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