New Sites on the Web from Week of March 19, 2001

  1. - The online bookstore dispenses advice to teachers and parents for selecting the best children's literature. The Hedgehog founders have created reading lists, reviews, and forums to discuss issues in reading. In addition to standard literature, Hedgehog is focusing on read-aloud books -- books that are read to children, either one on one -- parent to child -- or for teachers to read to their classes.
  2. Groovetech - Music fans can delve into the company's catalog featuring 10,000 record and CD titles of underground dance music. Groovetech customers can easily search for new releases and back catalog items by artist, title, genre or label. Visitors can also listen to roughly 3000 broadcast archives by simply entering an artist, a date range or the event location.
  3. - A next-generation global venture capital database. Members can search the online Global VC Plaza to learn about and target over 3000+ specific VC firms and 11000+ VC contacts worldwide. The only global venture capital database which allows one to search for individual VCs by educational background and professional experience. Venturescape has extensive coverage of VC firms in the U.S., Europe (including Scandinavia and Sweden's Wireless Valley), Asia, and Latin America.
  4. - Offers the first in a series of continuously streaming broadband entertainment channels, along with a customized streaming video player that works like a virtual TV set. The new channels-TranceTV (electronic music), IdentitesTV (world music), and AllJazzTV -- use a technology called simulated live stream, or SLS(TM), which allows for nonstop broadcasting. Viewers are instructed to simply click "On" to tune in.
  5. - A Web site where people can choose and personalize over 500 different banner designs in 100+ categories, including birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, birth announcements, retirement parties, and much more. Styles and sentiments range from traditional to contemporary and from humorous to out-of-the-ordinary. All banners are made of a durable blend of vinyl and polyester and come in 12 different bright, high-contrast, 2-color combinations.
  6. NetMechanic - A provider of Web site tools has unveiled the Browser Photo which allows Web site builders at small to medium size companies to view their site as their visitors do, on all major browsers. This is the only tool available that enables users to submit and test their Web pages online as a means of ensuring that their pages display and function properly.
  7. Palm Gear H.Q. - The leading Web site for Palm(R) and PalmOS(TM) compatible users. It features the latest hardware and software, plus news and information for users of handheld devices. The thousands of downloadable applications -- from medical dictionaries to a New York Rangers schedule -- are nicely organized by category, and there's plenty of news, tips, and tricks to help you get the most out of your hand-held.
  8. - The movie Web site,, will feature a wide-screen format and a cinematic feel. The site will contain the first official look at "Spider-Man," exclusive content, and weekly updates on the latest news from the "Spider-Man" set.
  9. BookWire - The BookWire directory index is one of the most comprehensive and user-friendly guides to book resources on the Internet, containing more than 5,000 categorized links to book sites around the world. The BookWire content includes timely book industry news, features, reviews, guides to literary events, author interviews and thousands of annotated links to book-related sites.
  10. Fun With Science Club - The web site was conceived for young children and teens alike, with features that appeal to both age groups. For elementary-school students, Fun with Science Club presents the animated exploits of The Googles, and lean about the importance of ecology. Older students can chat with renowned scientists. Share unusual experiments, view 3-D anaglyphs of Mars missions, Hubbell space telescope sightings and solar-system images, and learn all about a broad range of scientific specialties.
  11. - Todd Skinner, accomplished rock climber and motivational speaker, announced the launch of its Web site, a virtual climbing journey and exhibition gallery. The Web site presents photo galleries from Skinner's climbs in Canada, Greenland, Mali, Pakistan, Venezuela, Vietnam and the United States. They include previously unpublished images and document the climbing life of Todd Skinner.
  12. - The first comprehensive Internet learning environment for secondary math has released enhancements to its student management system, The Ledger. The enhancements allow teachers to create custom math assignments from the new Assignment Manager Web interface to specifically address student needs. has offered complete on-line courses--suitable as core educational or supplementary material--for Introductory Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry.
  13. Congressional Quarterly - Provide continuously updated news and analysis on Congress, plus unique CQ insights on the people, events and ideas that make up the Capitol Hill community. The new site will give staffers, lobbyists, association executives and the news media a convenient access point to a wealth of information and resources in Washington, D.C.
  14. Streamjack - The Streamjack Jukebox organizes a user's collection of digital music files for away-from-home listening. The program searches the hard drive for all MP3 files. After downloading the software, users enter a user name and password to find the music files organized into playlists. The songs then can be streamed from the user's home PC to any location on the Internet.

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