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CNET News on Hotmail
CNET, the San Francisco-based network of technology information and news sites, today announced a content and advertising deal with the Microsoft Network. Redmond, Wash.-based MSN will offer CNET’s daily newsletter free to Hotmail subscribers.

Siegelgale Unveils Group
E-services firm Siegelgale, New York, today launched its Broadband and Wireless Group. The Group will research and develop wireless strategies for their clients’ e-business and branding initiatives, including Web sites optimized for WAP devices. Heading the group will be Michael Megalli, a senior consultant at Siegelgale, who has been helping clients address broadband and telecommunications issues for over three years.

Emediagroup Opens Doors, an Atlanta interactive marketing practice, will open for business this Wednesday. The company–which grew out of Clickhaus, the in-house interactive agency for Cox Interactive Media–will continue to serve Cox Interactive, along with outside clients including and Rich’s Department Store, as well as new client, a site geared to the over-55 set.

Geo Search Launches
Vicinity Corporation, a Palo Alto, Calif. provider of Net-based marketing infrastructure services, and research engine developer Northern Light Technology of Cambridge, Mass., today introduced a joint product, a geographically enabled Web search capability. Users who search via Northern Light can include location information in a search request and get a list of Web pages sorted by their distance from the user.