IQ News: Bits

Market researcher Harris Black International has signed a deal with ad management firm MatchLogic, Louisville, Colo., to begin conducting polls and surveys online.
wBlue Dingo Digital, the New York-based new media spinoff of Grybauskas Beatrice Advertising, has won the assignment to redesign the Web site for Six Flags Theme Park. The new site, expected to launch Feb. 1, is meant to reflect the company’s repositioning as a
destination for thrill-seekers. There was no review for the account.
wIntel said last week it intends to offer agencies and advertisers its technology to produce animated banner ads. Early participants include AT&T, Citibank, Levi Strauss & Co., Reebok and Delta Air Lines. The banners were developed by Modem Media, Westport, Conn., using technologies provided by Intel, Ligos Technology, RealNetworks and Narrative Communications.
CondƒNet has signed a deal with the Discovery Channel to develop content for an on-air show with the working title of “Epicurious TV.” It will be based on the CondƒNet site Epicurious Food ( The first of 18 planned episodes will air in the fourth quarter of next year.
E-Trade, Palo Alto, Calif., announced it will begin to sell space on to advertisers. The company offers financial transactions starting at $8.95.
wPointCast is looking to tap into subscription revenue through the launch of Companies Premier, a subscriber-based version of the Companies channel on the PointCast Business Network. Subscribers can access additional business news, company information and financial analysis through partners First Call, Hoover’s, Media General and Reuters Securities News.
Laura Rich, IQ senior reporter, has relocated to the San Francisco bureau of Adweek Magazines. The office is located at 50 Francisco St., Suite 130, San Francisco, Calif., 94133. Phone: (415) 986-1800, ext. 101. Fax: (415) 986-1165. Ms. Rich’s email address remains lrich
Clarification: The Nov. 17 Interactive Quarterly incorrectly identified Blue Marble, New York, as the interactive agency that handled the launch of Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0. Blue Marble was responsible for IE 3.0.; Ikonic, San Francisco, launched IE 4.0.