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-Organic, San Francisco, has opened its first non-U.S. office in S‹o Paulo, Brazil, with Brazilian interactive agency Vizio. The office will offer interactive services including e-commerce development, strategic marketing and technology consulting, as well as interactive design and interactive production., Woburn, Mass., last week launched a new “Network for Trailblazers” on the Web. Users can interact with well-known “trailblazers” or outstanding innovators, who are featured in multimedia interviews, online chats and discussion groups.

-The Sci-Fi Channel, New York, today will premiere the first installment of its five part, radio-serial style Internet mini-series, Clive Barker’s The History of the Devil. It is available exclusively at the cable channel’s Web home,The Dominion, at A simultaneous audiobook release of Devil, published by Dove Audio, today will ship to bookstores nationwide, as well as be available at The Dominion’s online store.

-Radio Network Westwood One, New York, and financial news provider, New York, announced the creation of the Radio Network, which will provide around-the-clock market updates to radio stations across the country beginning this month.

-Online game show company Uproar, New York, has named Paul DeBraccio, former Lycos, Tripod, and GeoCities vice president, as senior vice president of advertising and commerce. Also, Jody Siano was appointed Uproar’s eastern sales director. Siano previously was eastern sales director for Talk City, New York, and new media category manager for Adweek magazines and MC.

-Yahoo!, Santa Clara, Calif., launched the Fusion Marketing Online program, bringing all its online marketing, advertising and commerce options into a single media buy, all managed by the same Yahoo! sales force. FMO also introduces the direct marketing services of Yoyodyne, acquired by Yahoo! in October 1998.

-Web site rep firm Burst! Media, Burlington, Mass., has received a $3 million equity investment from radio ad rep company Interep, New York.