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deadlineAcquiring Minds
Think New Ideas, looking to expand its new media
portfolio, has hired Jason Pollak, a Uniondale, N.Y.-based investment consultant. According to an agreement dated June 30, Pollak will identify acquisition candidates for Think and handle financial and corporate affairs. Pollak's one-year
contract calls for grants and options of Think stock, potentially worth more than $1.8 million. Another Think move involves the pending acquisition of new media shop Stir, sources said last week. New York-based Stir has created Web sites for, among others, cable network Showtime and camera maker Olympus. Think is part of Omnicom's Communicade unit.

Building iVillage
iVillage has named a new top-level executive: Steve Carter. He joins iVillage as the company's first executive vp, marketing and sales. He was previously executive vp, cable networks at NBC. iVillage creates family-oriented online content.

E! Online is All E! Now
E! Entertainment Television last week bought out CNET's 50 percent stake in E! Online, the entertainment-focused Web site. E! bought CNET's stake for $10 million. CNET will continue to work with E! Online, providing technology and marketing consultation. CNET also plans to license some technology to the popular site, which is located at www.eonline.com.