IQ News: deadline

Lycos Adopts IntelliSeek
Waltham, Mass.-based Lycos today will begin utilizing Cincinnati-based IntelliSeek’s intelligent search technology, giving users of Lycos network search engines access to more than 7,000 databases from Invisible Web, a previously inaccessible index of information ranging from the arts to governmental reports. The additional search capabilities will be integrated into existing Lycos search products.
Cartoon Network Seeks A-Peel
Cartoon Network Online, Atlanta, will revive the ’70s cartoon The Banana Splits as a new, interactive Web Premiere Toon, to be released next year. Reruns of The Banana Splits Adventure Hour, produced by Hanna Barbera and Sid & Marty Krofft, air on parent company Cartoon Network. Web Premiere Toons are Net-centric creations that include interactivity in the form of narrative branches; the Banana Splits will meld the original concepts and graphic look with new content and interactivity.
Disney Keeps Kids in Touch
Disney Online in July will launch Disney’s BlastPad, an instant messaging application for members of its Club Blast online membership program. BlastPad has three safety settings that let parents control how their children communicate with others.
Digital Giant Goes Public
Atlanta-based rollup company iXL Enterprises went public June 3, opening at $15.13 per share, up from its asking price of $12 in the 6 million share offering. The stock traded as high as 24 1/2 before closing up 5 7/8 at 17 7/8. Lead underwriters are Merrill Lynch and Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette. Press time was Thursday