New Sites on the Web from Week of April 23, 2001
- Harpersbazaar.com - A fashion utility featuring interactive shopping guides, trend tests, fashion reviews, news and other features that keep users as current with the fashion world as the editors of Harper's BAZAAR themselves. In addition, the site also features an AvantGo channel that gives users the ability to download shopping guides for New York, London, Milan and Paris.
- Maytag - The first major appliance manufacturer to offer a unique "cart-to-cart" online shopping tool, known as Maytag Click Delivery. With Maytag Click Delivery, consumers begin their shopping experience to research and select the right appliances. Then the cart is seamlessly moved to the web site of a local dealer, chosen by the consumer, for fulfillment, delivery and installation. Offers a full line of innovative products, including the Maytag Gemini(TM) double-oven range, new Neptune(TM) washer and dryer, Atlantis(TM) washer, ClimateZone(TM) refrigerator and Accellis(TM) 2X fast-cook oven.
- AuthorsDen - Provides a place for readers to discover and learn about authors, as well as a place for authors to share and promote their works.
- eLine Music.com - An entertainment company that maintains an Internet presence designed to fit the needs of independent artists and labels, including CD, DVD and video distribution and promoting live concerts. The Web site network is an outlet for artists and companies seeking to sell their music, both domestically and internationally, through the Internet.
- Children's Desktop and Browser - Parents can have complete control over their children's Internet use while protecting a computer's software and hardware from potential damage caused by curious kids. Children's Desktop replaces the standard Windows desktop, allowing the parent to determine which programs the child is able to access. Children's Browser allows the child to visit only Internet sites deemed appropriate by the parent.
- efreeMLS.com - Now home sellers can list their homes for free in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). Most listing brokers representing the seller charge 3% of the home's sales price to list the home in the MLS. By listing the home on the MLS through efreeMLS.com, the seller of a $400,000 home could save up to $12,000.
- FirstLook - Gives you instant access to the hottest television shows, movies, music, and video game releases. Every time you click on a title, a preview window launches, which features a streaming media sample, links to the official Web and fan sites, artist bios, film synopses, contests, reviews, and an opportunity to buy.
- eHarlequin.com - A leading publisher of romance fiction. New to the site is the creation of Learn to Write, a channel filled with writing tips and tools ranging from how to write series romance, to tips on unleashing creativity. The site also features a unique romance manuscript-critiquing service, where eHarlequin.com's team of romance experts will assess a story and offer detailed editorial advice to the writer.
- Rio Music Center - A download service that enables increased security by placing today's hottest music directly on the latest Rio handheld players. Offers a "Direct-to-Device" system where downloaded tracks reside only on the Rio player until the user replaces them with new tracks. In bypassing the PC for storage and redistribution, the Rio Music Center makes downloading music simple and secure.
- NestEggz - Allows consumers to view coupons online, print them at home and redeem them for savings at any retailer that accepts manufacturer's coupons. When you use NestEggz coupons at the grocery store, your cash savings go into a free, online savings account. And you earn 20% interest in your account. You may withdraw your available cash at any time.
- Smith+Noble - A catalog and online resource for custom window treatments and fabric decor that offers innovative, high-quality window treatments, bedding, pillows and table linens.
- Torrid.com - Torrid is a mall-based specialty store and Internet store, featuring fashion forward plus-sized apparel, for young women ages 15 to 30. The store also carries shoes, intimate apparel, accessories and gifts.
- Econsumer.gov - The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has launched a new Web site aimed at resolving international e-commerce disputes by allowing Internet users from around the world to file complaints at one location.
- myFrenz - Visit the myFrenz Adoption Center, the place to get your own virtual frenz! Here you choose the virtual frenz that will live and interact with you. You will be adopting a life-like creature to be your companion on your desktop. Once adopted, this life-like creature will depend on you to sustain its life. You will need to play, feed and basically take care of your virtual frenz. The T-Rex download is available for free.
- TTA SUPERSTORES - Offers individuals the opportunity to open their very own virtual storefront, utilizing TTA's broad array of inventory. Owners will be able to choose one or more categories of merchandise, including electronics, perfumes, jewelry, audio/video equipment, collectibles and memorabilia. TTA will facilitate all back-end aspects of e-commerce associated with the storefronts, including order processing, payment processing, customer service and fulfillment.
- For The Long Run - Designed for everyday athletes aspiring to lead healthy lifestyles, the Virtual Workout Program helps members find partners with similar fitness goals, abilities and interests. Through the site's e-mail system, partners can encourage each other as if they were side-by-side at the gym or on the playing field.
- DV.com - Provides the latest industry news before it is released in print, Web-exclusive articles, objective product reviews and case studies, an interactive community section, and weekly Newsletters from the contributing Web editors and trusted editors of DV magazine. In addition DV.com will offer the DV Product Information Guide, which allows users to comparatively research products.
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