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Visa Gets Wired With HotBot
Wired Digital, San Francisco, announced that Visa International, Foster City, Calif., will become the exclusive commerce sponsor of the HotBot search tool. The phrase “HotBot Prefers Visa” will be displayed on HotBot and throughout the HotBot Shopping Directory. As part of the deal, Visa will also run regular banner ads throughout the sites, along with direct text links to the Visa Web site.
New Games in Sony’s Parlor
Sony Online Entertainment, New York, has formed an agreement with Total Entertainment Network, San Francisco, to bring the Internet game provider’s Classic Games to SOE’s online game service, The Station sony.com. TEN’s card, board, word and puzzle games will be added to The Station’s roster, which features online games and game shows including Jeopardy! Online and Wheel of Fortune Online. Terms of the multi-year distribution agreement were not disclosed.
Can We Talk? It’s RemarQable
Enhanced Usenet discussion service RemarQ Communities, San Jose, Calif., has partnered with content provider iSyndicate, San Francisco, to provide iSyndicate’s network of more than 18,000 affiliated Web sites with access to the most active Usenet discussions within eight different categories for free. RemarQ also announced that Jeff Skoll, co-founder of eBay, San Jose, Calif., has joined RemarQ’s board of advisers.
24/7 Names Blue Marble AOR
Blue Marble Advanced Communications Group, New York, has been named the first agency of record for ad rep firm 24/7 Media, New York. The company’s previous agency was Grybauskas Beatrice, also New York. Blue Marble will direct strategic planning, creative development and media buying