Word.com, the e-zine that has been defunct since March, will relaunch today thanks to funding from holding company Zapata, Houston, which has been on an Internet company buying spree. The site will generate revenue through advertising and commerce.
iXL Forms iXL-Chicago
Fresh on the heels of last week's acquisition of two Boston-area shops, Atlanta-based iXL has acquired Two Way Communications, Chicago, and Oakbrook, Ill.-based Ionix Development Corp., an Internet software development firm. Together, the acquired businesses will be known as iXL-Chicago. Founded in 1996, Two Way's clients include CNA Insurance/CNA re, Peapod, MDI Instruments and Eli's Cheesecake. Ionix, founded in 1990, lists Lucent Technologies, AT&T, GTE, Goodyear and Bell Labs among the clients on its roster.
Investors Go Global
Worldly Information Network, New York, today will launch worldlyinvestor.com, an online global investing community. The site is an anchor tenant in America Online's international channel, is on the personal finance section of XOOM and has main screen placements on AOL Canada. Designed by Organic, San Francisco, it offers around-the-clock coverage of markets, trends and companies outside of the United States. AdForce, Cupertino, Calif., is handling ad management, delivery and tracking.