New Sites on the Web from Week of December 17, 2001

  1. TechTV - The only cable television network covering technology information, news and entertainment from a consumer, industry and market perspective 24 hours a day. Offering everything from industry news to product reviews, updates on tech stocks to tech support, TechTV's programming keeps the wired world informed and entertained.
  2. - By visiting the Web site and purchasing a lottery ticket, people from around the globe have the opportunity to participate in an online lottery with the chance to win millions of dollars. Features a progressive 7/49 Jackpot as well as a Bonus play jackpot with a $2.00 USD ticket price. Players can also participate in additional games including Instant and Hourly Jackpots as well as Bingo and Scratchcard games.
  3. Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) - America's largest taxpayer watchdog group newly renovated website features the Waste Wire, a weekly summary of government waste news stories and reports from around the nation.
  4. The Mercedes-Benz Classic Center USA - Provide a one-stop source for visitors who want to delve into the unique heritage of Mercedes-Benz. The site emphasizes the history of the automobile -- starting with the very origins of Mercedes-Benz which has left its mark on every era in automotive history.
  5. Operation Dear Abby - Beginning immediately, those wishing to send a message to our troops year-round may do so at this Web site. The simple process of sending a message is clearly outlined. (powered by allows participants to select from one or all branches of the military. To receive a message of support, service members go to the web sites and choose messages from their branch of service and home state.
  6. Pressplay - Offers subscribers access to a broad catalog of music through streaming and downloading, and allows portability through CD-burning. The service will give fans access to a vast online library including music from the world's largest record companies -- Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group and EMI Recorded Music -- as well as numerous independent labels, featuring an array of rock, pop, jazz, country, hip-hop and R&B songs. Pressplay will enable subscribers to stream music, as well as build expansive, personalized music collections by continually adding downloaded tracks each month.
  7. - A new Internet music site for children ages 0-8, which will provide access to hundreds of full-length songs from around the world in a variety of genres and languages. Visitors will be able to listen freely to songs from twelve categories ranging from educational and travel to dance and activity, as well as easily search for the perfect songs using kid-oriented search words such as "bugs," "train" or "zoo." All of the songs and their lyrics can then be accessed with one simple click.
  8. 4D WebMail - Access your email from any web browser using a full-featured, web-based email client program created entirely in 4th Dimension called 4D WebMail. Use it to read, reply, forward, send, and file email from anywhere you happen to be working. It's compatible with any SMTP or POP3 server, cross platform, and supports Virtual Hosts. The 4D WebMail v1 public beta 2 can be downloaded from this site for free.
  9. The David Rumsey Collection - A compilation of scanned maps focused on18th and 19th century North and South American cartographic materials, but also has rich coverage of the entire world. The collection includes atlases, globes, school geographies, maritime charts, and a variety of separate maps including pocket, wall, children's and manuscript maps. Over 6,500 historical maps have been scanned and are now freely available through Rumsey's Web site.
  10. NORAD Tracks Santa - Visitors to the site can learn what snacks Santa eats, how he visits so many homes in one night, how he squeezes down chimneys, and even how NORAD's satellites spot Rudolph's red nose. The site focuses on 25 key stops the Jolly Old Man makes around the globe, beginning in the Aleutian Islands and ending in Hawaii with visits to Moscow, Paris, New York City, San Francisco and other cities in between.
  11. ClearPlay - ClearPlay lets you watch DVD's without the stuff you want to avoid--like graphic violence, profanity or sexual content. Just load ClearPlay onto your DVD player, rent or buy a DVD from your favorite store, and watch Hollywood's most celebrated movies in a way that suits you and your family.

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