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Arnold Communications, Boston, was awarded the Grand Clio for its interactive work for Volkswagen North America. The agency also won a gold for, also for Volkswagen. Other gold award winners: Columbia TriStar Interactive; DM9 DDB Publicidade, S-o Paulo; Blast Radius of Vancouver and Los Angeles; Red Sky Interactive, San Francisco; and Deepend, London.

MindArrow Systems, a provider of interactive sales and marketing solutions, launched its Virtual Prospector 3.0 back-end technology to complement its interactive multimedia eBrochures. The Aliso Viejo, Calif.-based company’s eBrochures deliver targeted messages about products or services via e-mail, and feature full-motion video trailers with links that enable recipients to request more information about a service, product or to place an order.

Phase2Media, a New York-based Internet advertising sales and marketing organization, has added five new branded Web publishers to its client list:,,, and We Media.

Broadband Digital Group (BDG), provider of FreeDSL, has changed its name to Winfire. The name Winfire reflects the company’s development and delivery of a broad array of products and services, including high-speed Internet access, software development and licensing, rich-media content and value-added services.

New York-based music content provider musicmusicmusic willl be a featured content provider for the New Media Guide of the Microsoft Windows Media Player 7. The Media Guide offers links to worldwide specific news and entertainment content directly from the Media Player itself. Musicmusicmusic includes five main product lines, including RadioMOI, The Web Bar Listening Post, Broadcast Service, Industrial Sound Services and The solution Group.

Fort Washington, Pa.-based CDnow announced the debut of its Latin music department featuring reviews, news, interviews, recommendations and more on today’s Latin recording artists and rising stars. The online music retailer will offer visitors the chance to experience the music department in both Spanish and English by clicking on the language of their choice