6. COMTEX And World Wide Quote Join Forces
(Alexandria, VA) Comtex Scientific Corp. has a new agreement with
Wide Quote, a provider of real-time stock quotations on the Web.
immediately, Comtex' Business CustomWire will be bundled into World
Quote subscriptions, offering registered subscribers breaking
that can influence stock prices of the companies in their portfolios.
can search over 2000 targeted news stories which specifically cover
developments that impact corporate profitability, such as earnings
mergers and acquisitions, actions of competitors, and movements of
World Wide Quote: http://www.wwquote.com
WHO'S BRINGING WHOM TO THE WEB?
RWD Technologies, Inc. ( http://www.rwd.com ) of Columbia, MD, has
the Product Information Asset Management (PIAM) system for Whirlpool
that will help the company streamline the development and
product information to customers, vendors, partners and employees.
New Connections, Inc. ( http://www.newc.com ) has spun off a
for the Early Heart Attack Care (EHAC) program ( http://www.ehac.org
St. Agnes Healthcare. EHAC promotes community awareness and
preventing early heart attacks. There is a companion site for
( http://www.cped.org ).
Funding & Finance News
1. CyberCash Raises $15 Million
(Reston, VA) CyberCash, Inc. has raised $15 million in equity capital
through a private placement of convertible preferred stock and
two unnamed private equity funds. In addition, the company will
second investment of $15 million if certain conditions are satisfied.
1. Employers Sought For High Tech Internships
(Annandale, VA) Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC), Annandale
Campus has launched the Technology Retraining Internships Program
NVCC recruits, screens and trains college graduates who are making
to technology careers. The candidates are assessed in a battery of
and then undergo an intensive three-month, full-time training program
computer applications, networking and programming. The sudents are
made available for half-time paid internships with technology
while concluding their training, after which they are available for
full-time employment. The first class of 22 students is well into the
TRIP program and the second and third TRIP classes are scheduled to
studies in May and September, respectively. For more information or
offer internships, contact Dr. Kay Haverkamp at 703/323-3159 or
email@example.com; or Pete White at 703/536-1180 or
2. Impacted by Defense Downsizing?
For Northern Virginia entrepreneurs whose profits are affected by
reductions in defense spending, George Mason University's
Center has created the Defense Conversion Assistance Program (DCAP)
at helping diversify your business base, transition applicable
services from defense contracting into the commercial market, and
new business opportunities. Business advisors focus on three areas:
business development counseling, practical seminars for the small
and market and organization assessment. For more information, contact
at 703-279-3350 or firstname.lastname@example.org.