IQ News: At Deadline

Netpulse Inks Deals
Netpulse Communications of San Francisco, which gives exercisers Internet access while working out, has struck two major deals, one with a network of fitness centers and the other with an exercise equipment manufacturer. Bally Total Fitness of Chicago will use Netpulse on its exercise equipment in more than 370 North American fitness centers. Life Fitness of Chicago, which has made an equity investment in Netpulse, will team up with Netpulse on distribution.

Alta Vista Delivers Radiate
Radiate, a Mountain View, Calif. provider of free ad-supported software, and search engine Alta Vista of Palo Alto, Calif., today announced a distribution agreement in which Radiate’s software can be downloaded from the Alta Vista site. Radiate embeds ads in more than 400 programs such as Solitaire and CuteFTP, enabling the company to distribute the software for free. Alta Vista’s logo will now appear on the free software.

GeePS Launches Beta Test
Cranbury, N.J.-based technology provider GeePS.com today announced it will beta test its location-based, wireless online shopping portal in New York and San Francisco. The service uses wireless and Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) technologies to drive traffic to bricks-and-mortar businesses. By signing on to the service, consumers can use hand-held wireless devices, such as Palm VII, WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) phones and Internet-enabled cell phones to view the merchants in their vicinity as well as receive special announcements and deals offered by these merchants