Wednesday, April 24, 2002

miscellaneous bits of news galore

Borders Group and Amazon .com announced an agreement today that would give their customers the option of picking up purchases they made on the two companies' Web sites at Borders Books and Music stores nationwide. The companies said the service would be available for the 2002 holiday season. (note: free subscription needed to access the link)

Last week, Microsoft agreed to support the e-Mexico project, a government initiative to bring Internet access within reach of 9 of 10 Mexicans by the end of the six-year presidential term of Vicente Fox ...{nytimes article}

The New York City Partnership saw a need to provide sophisticated expertise to hundreds of small businesses downtown and quickly recognized there was a network of people who could help, thanks to a combination of layoffs in the financial services industry and the demise of the dot-com industry. So, with the help of a foundation called Silicon Alley Cares, the partnership signed up volunteers (not all of whom are former dot-com employees) to work as "business advocates" providing problem-solving assistance to downtown businesses... {nytimes article}

Art Galleries have gone wireless and web-friendly as well ... {nytimes article}

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