IQ News: bits, New York, has taken a significant minority investment position in The Edge Consultants, a Singapore-based technology consultancy. The company will be known as The Edge Consultants, an affiliate, and founder Dinesh Singh Bhatia will continue as managing director. Terms were not disclosed.
-Dreamworks has teamed with AT&T’s a2b music, both New York, to promote the Lost World: Jurassic Park action/adventure video game release Trespasser. An enhanced CD with eight songs, five videos and three pieces of software, including the a2b music player, has been packaged with the first 100,000 games shipped. The a2b music Web site will offer a download of a previously unavailable track from Elliott Smith and links to the Dreamworks and Elliott Smith sites.
-T3 Media, New York, has opened a Seattle office to handle its Web development work for Microsoft and future Northwestern clients. The agency expects a Seattle staff of 25 to 30 by the end of the year.
-Health and wellness publisher OnHealth Network Company, Seattle, has entered into agreements with Advance Internet, New Jersey, iSyndicate, San Francisco, and Planet Direct, Boston, to feature content from within their own services. Tailored content will include the OnHealth Personal Health Tracker, daily news briefs, health tips, in-depth reports, resource links and city health guides.
-Athletic company Adidas, Portland, Ore., has hired New York-based marketing agency Digital Pulp for two unidentified Web-based global projects.
-America Online, Dulles, Va., named CBS News, New York, the exclusive provider of broadcast news on AOL, CompuServe and AOL.COM, knocking out ABC News as a content provider to the company. In addition, CBS will promote AOL during each of its news broadcasts, including “CBS Evening News with Dan Rather” and “60 Minutes.” CBS and AOL will share ad revenue generated through areas on the AOL brands incorporating CBS News programming.
-Hearst New Media & Technology, New York, has acquired online horoscope provider Astronet, New Canaan, Conn., and will make it the astrology channel on its HomeArts Network of women’s sites. Terms were not disclosed