New Sites on the Web from Week of December 18, 2000

  1. NORAD Tracks Santa Web Site - NORAD tracks Santa every Christmas eve, following his trek around the world for children everywhere. While waiting for Christmas Eve bulletins from NORAD radar-watchers - broadcast in RealAudio format and pinpointed on an accompanying map - visitors to the site can read about the history of Santa Claus and listen to some Christmas music performed by the US Air Force Band of the Rockies.
  2. Movie Guide - The new Movie Guide features trailers, feature films and shorts online. Movies will be encoded using the breakthrough new Microsoft(R) Windows Media(TM) Video 8 codec, which offers near-VHS quality at rates as low as 250 Kbps and near-DVD quality at rates as low as 500 Kbps.
  3. African Wildlife Foundation - Among the site's features are frequently updated headlines and highlights (driven by staff based in Africa using the new AWF online database), an online library of historical headlines and highlights, searchable fact files on African animals, details of endangered species programs, and numerous educational factoids and photos that rotate every time someone visits the website.
  4. - A guide to shopping safely on the Web, getting great deals, and finding the best shopping sites. You can learn how to make sure your online purchases arrive in time for the holidays, find out the top 12 hottest holiday toys, or learn about returning gifts that were bought online.
  5. PlanetRider Travel Directory - An award-winning travel activities and destinations portal. Organizes the best travel sites into intuitive, easy-to-use categories, complete with ratings and reviews. Visitors can select popular destinations such as Italy or Costa Rica; or choose Travel Activities such as Skiing, Golf and Scuba, while the more culture-minded can find sites on Museums, Music or Cuisine. Adventurous travelers can explore Landscapes like Deserts or Rain Forests.
  6. - An e-provider of professional kitchen gadgets, tools and specialty food items. From quality wooden spoons, cutlery and professional stockpots to china glassware and everything you need to entertain, offers the finest selection of quality kitchen items.
  7. Mail2World - A Web-based global email service provider that offers an email service that allows the instantaneous translation of email messages from one language to another. The new messaging Web site is still in its testing phase. Mail2World believes that it is the first company to offer fully automated direct language translation for email.
  8. - Offers what no other e-greeting cards can -- online video! Allows anyone with a Web camera (and some imagination) to create and send unforgettable holiday greetings to their colleagues and loved ones. Families can also use the site to send their best wishes to extended family members across the country -- in any language. The videos, once created, can then be framed by a fun video greeting card. Offers a selection of over 150 cards in over 25 categories.
  9. - Cutting edge website for Jewish young adults. Provides the ultimate online experience for birthright israel applicants to learn more about Israel and for birthright Israel alumni to meet their peers in this new virtual Jewish community. The interactive website informs visitors about Israel's modern and ancient treasures prior to going to Israel. It also lets visitors go on a 360-degree tour of Jerusalem, complete with a virtual tour guide.
  10. DestinationRx - Allows consumers to compare prices and purchase the lowest priced items from among more than 20,000 products featured by more than 24 online drug stores. Provides consumers with easy access to comprehensive and up-to-date pricing and product information that supports an informed decision-making. Information on prescription and over-the-counter medications includes side effects, possible drug interactions, and appropriate uses of the medication.
  11. Freeskier Magazine - Freeskier is the definitive voice of skiing today. Its features include links to skiing conditions nationwide, photo galleries of popular skiers and resorts, and editorial comment on the latest gear and trends for the skiing community.
  12. - Specialty e-tailer for plus-sized women, offering the most comprehensive selection of fashion and related products for different aspects of a full-figured woman's life.
  13. - This comprehensive Internet food bazaar takes the hassle out of hunting for restaurants, coffee houses, wineries, brew pubs and festivals, whether you're in your own neighborhood or traveling thousands of miles away. Includes listings of fast-food nutritional info; food and drink recipes; 20 percent dining out discounts; useful and entertaining features and articles; Chowbaby Chat; dining etiquette and glossaries; plus contests and culinary shopping.
  14. Amazing Rates - The website features a Certificate of Deposit interest rate search tool of over 20,000 Financial Offices. This enables the user to identify the highest CD yields using customer-selected criteria. Search results are customized from state to local ZIP code markets.
  15. Griot's Garage - Offers the finest products for the automotive enthusiast, selling everything from car covers to fine waxes; from upholstery cleaners to wheel brushes; and from automatic battery chargers to driving shoes.
  16. 67 Wine & Spirits - 67 Wine & Spirits has sought to capture the essence of its Manhattan based store; a warm, inviting, relaxed place to explore and buy wines with friendly and knowledgeable assistance. Features an outstanding collection of old and rare wines, with special bottles ranging from the great Bordeaux vintages to hot California wines, as well as mature German dessert wines and superstars of up-and-coming regions.
  17. Self Help Zone - The site is a self-help portal created to become the ultimate destination for people looking to build success in all aspects of their lives. At visitors have 24 hour access to streaming audio and video programs and can order hard copies of programs in the area of self help. The site gives visitors instant access to content when they need it wherever they need it.
  18. - View cutting edge, alternative films, videos, shorts, documentaries, classics and features, many exclusive to the Cafe; an "artist first" viewpoint which means no censorship; and on-demand selectability per title for whenever you want to view it.
  19. - Offers players a live, 24-hour virtual trading floor, a superior gaming experience and the chance to turn their predictions about current events into real cash. To date, FunBets has awarded its players more than $100,000.
  20. - TheGuyStore's niche is to save men everywhere from receiving tired, mundane gifts by showing women what men really want. offers carefully chosen branded products ranging from the world's best dartboard to Everest-worthy outdoor gear to the latest electronic gadgets.
  21. - The fastest online newsroom for investors, traders, analysts, money managers and brokers. It is the only personalized newscast service that delivers financial and business news in streaming audio throughout the trading day. is distributed through a global affiliate program of more than 70 leading online brokerage, investment and business news providers.
  22. - The only online greeting card provider offering users the chance to win valuable prizes. When users send any of the site's 1,500 free cards, they also select a prize both they and their card recipient are eligible to win. If the card sent is selected as a winner, prizes are awarded to each individual. The more cards a customer sends, the better the chances are of winning.

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