New Sites on the Web from Week of August 27, 2001
WhiteHouse.gov - The new relaunched site now has easier navigation, Spanish-translated content, a children's section and a softer, public-friendly design. In addition, the site offers better access for disabled visitors, including close-captioned Web casts for the hearing impaired.
MusicLoversAuction.com - A free auction web site designed specifically for musicians by musicians. Buy and sell music related items. Features easy navigation, engaging graphics, and products that appeal to music enthusiasts of all genres.
RegisterStock.com - Now anyone and everyone is able to purchase stocks for family and friends placing it directly into an account in their own names. The gift process will include personalized cards delivered to them. The ability to purchase the stock in someone else's name, thereby negating the hassles typically associated with completing name-change and address-change documentation helps make this an efficient and generous gift idea.
Classic Reader - Online classic books (fiction and non-fiction), short stories, plays, and poetry by the likes of Charles Dickens, Jules Verne, William Blake, Lewis Carroll, and Shakespeare. There are more than 1,000 free titles by more than 170 authors. These are the full, unabridged versions of classics whose copyrights have expired. It's easy to navigate by using the search engine or just choose from the categories: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Drama, Children, Poetry, Shakespeare, and Short Stories. Stories are broken down by chapter and collections, by title.
eMedicine.com - The publisher of the world's largest online medical reference. Also the largest repository of Continuing Medical Education in the world with over 30,000 available credit hours for physicians, nurses and pharmacists. All content undergoes a strict peer-review by four physicians and a doctor of pharmacy, similar to a top medical journal, ensuring reliability and authority.
BoxBundles.com - Provides small business and residential movers a way to purchase boxes and moving supplies at prices below most retail locations. Their cost is low because they have a unique source of box supply -- industrial surplus. The company can handle any size move - from a one room efficiency to a thirty room mansion! The discounted box bundles and discounted moving kits ship flat, saving you money.
BIGWORDS.com - Has established affiliate relationships with the top online textbook retailers, and serves as a facilitator/enabler providing price and delivery information to college students so they can easily decide the best resource for their needs. Students can check prices, connect, and buy their books at A1 Books, Amazon, BarnesAndNoble.com, BooksAMillion, CONTENTVILLE, eCampus, Half.com, and textbookX.com.
Peace Corps - The redesigned Web site is the first phase of a multi-year effort to redefine Peace Corps' online presence to meet the growing expectations and needs of the next generation of Peace Corps applicants and volunteers. The site incorporates a number of technologies and features to increase application acquisition, improve applicant retention and conversion rates, raise Americans' awareness of Peace Corps activities, and streamline internal workflow.
FreeBreather.com - For people with asthma, everyday activities such as strolling in the park, eating at a restaurant or cleaning the house can trigger an asthma attack, often requiring immediate medical attention. FreeBreather.com, will give people with asthma personalized, interactive tools to help them pursue their daily activities, while minimizing the risk of developing such attacks.
SpamCon Foundation - The nonprofit SpamCon Foundation now offers free, disposable email addresses ("DEAs") to help Internet users avoid receiving unsolicited email, or spam. Those who sign up at can create up to 15 active DEAs for free. Mail sent to these DEAs is forwarded to a "Real Email Address" ("REA") provided by the user. Responses are anonymized, so users never have to give out their real email addresses.
JCupid.com - Catering to the large Jewish singles community in the U.S, JCupid provides a sophisticated yet easy to use system that effectively brings Jewish singles together. JCupid innovatively combines unique technology, a multitude of creative search capabilities and chat features.
Newspaper Association of America - Relaunched site is designed to be easier to navigate and provide more and better services to NAA members and other visitors. New features include daily links to significant industry items on the web, indexes of information of interest to advertisers, educators, financial analysts, marketers, researchers and students and more.
AmusementPark.com - A valuable solution for parents and park enthusiasts looking to save time and make their dollars go farther. Consumers come to the site for deeply discounted tickets on parks nationwide, with convenience of delivery to your door. Travel booking; including air, hotel, and car rental are also available.
WaterView Home - Provides executives who are looking for a water-view home or homesite key information about world-class, master-planned communities in the US that feature ocean views, river views, lake views, marina views, harbor views--virtually any view that encompasses water.
NameWinner - A service dedicated to the registration of expiring domain names from the VeriSign Global Registry. NameWinner utilizes a bidding system to register these expiring domain names. Bids begin at $25 for one-year registrations, and customers are only charged if NameWinner successfully registers the domain name.
24/7 Reference - A new, experimental service that lets you ask questions and get answers, in real time, from live reference staff in libraries throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties. This service brings professional librarians online to help surfers find what they are looking for. The librarians will be available every day, 24 hours a day, through online chats.
Nopaperbills.com - Features a range of bill management services that make it easy for consumers -- with little or no computer knowledge -- to immediately improve their bill payment experience by moving from paper-based bills to total bill management over the Internet. The Web site allows consumers to have complete control over all of their bills, enabling them to automate any bill they choose.
Terex Mining Parts - Terex Mining, a leading manufacturer of high capacity surface mining trucks and large hydraulic excavators. The web site is for surplus and discontinued Terex mining parts.
HallmarkStories.com - A new online service from Hallmark combines your digital pictures with Hallmark storytelling and design expertise to create personalized albums and other memory-keeping products. For all formats, consumers may choose from many story themes, including baby (New Baby, Baby's First Year, etc.), family reunion, vacations, birthday, and general celebrations. Or you can create your own.
EpicRecords.com - Visitors to the relaunched Web site are greeted to a streaming clip from a platinum "Artist Of The Week." This is one of four dynamic features showcased on the home page of the site. "Artist On The Rise" highlights an up-and-coming act on the label; "New Music Mondays" spotlights a new track each week; and "Watch, Listen & Win" gives viewers a chance to win prizes while watching a video or listening to a song from one of Epic's latest releases.
JobReunions.com - Helps people connect with friends from former jobs. Members list their in their lives since they left their old jobs. Members can then look up companies by state to view former co-workers' biographies.
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