IQ News: bits

-Sony Music Entertainment, New York, has purchased the rights to the InfoBeat brand and Denver-based InfoBeat’s line of free e-mail consumer newsletters. More than 4 million InfoBeat newsletters are distributed daily to subscribers who have designed profiles governing what they receive.
-Lycos, the Waltham, Mass. network of sites, is looking for strategic investment. Lycos has had informal discussions with media and telecommunications companies about taking up to 20 percent of the company for up to $1 billion, according to the Financial Times., Los Angeles, agreed to become a registry partner for America Online’s new wedding area. AOL, Dulles, Va., will also make the primary wedding content provider on its Digital City community guide, which appears on AOL,,, CompuServe and Netscape’s Netcenter.
-Fox Sports Online, New York, will integrate its television broadcast of Super Bowl XXXIII with a Web site combining pre-game and live coverage with promotions and games. Fans can enter the online “Own the Dallas Cowboys for a Day” contest by looking for a special TV ad, and then match it with a banner on
-Intervu, San Diego, Calif., which makes applications to deliver audio and video over the Internet, signed a one-year agreement with Saatchi & Saatchi, New York. The deal calls for Intervu to provide technology to deliver multimedia creative to Saatchi clients and the agency’s global offices.
-The National Football League, New York, and, Newton, Mass., entered into a strategic relationship to deploy NFL-branded digital collectible Things throughout all online venues of the league and its teams.
-OgilvyInteractive, New York, created a jump page and banner ads as part of Ogilvy & Mather’s multimedia campaign promoting the new Lotus Notes and Domino R5 Web server. The campaign also includes print, television, direct mail and outdoor ads.
-Corrections: A chart in the Jan. 18 IQ Interactive Report misstated some clients of Think New Ideas. The New York-based company’s clients include Avon, Gillette and Oracle … The title of Jody Broughton was incorrectly reported in the Jan. 11 IQ. She is director of marketing at Yack!.