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The following stories appeared on the Potomac KnowledgeWay's "Regional News" page during September 1999.

All links within stories are verified at the time of publication, but some may have changed or no longer be available.

Cyveillance Launches CyMarketplace

September 29, 1999 - Cyveillance, a producer of ebusiness intelligence products, recently announced the release of CyMarketplace. This new release will provide clients information about activity occurring on Web sites that are impacting Cyveillance clients. For more information, visit the Cyveillance Web site.

Online Resource For D.C. Dining

September 28, 1999 - Washington, D.C.-based DC-Restaurants is an online search engine for restaurants in the District, Maryland and Virginia. Users can choose from 13 categories of restaurants or search by specific name. The site also allows restaurants without an Internet presence to retrieve information about creating and maintaining a Web presence.

TecknoSurf Pinpoints Online Ads

September 27, 1999 - is a Baltimore-based advertising firm specializing in advertising on the Web. The firm's client list includes Amazon, Ebay, Excite, Lycos, Microsoft and Snap. uses pinpoint advertising techniques to deliver higher rates of return on investment.

Tutornet Helps Students Via Net

September 24, 1999 -, based in Vienna, is an interactive Web site featuring live teacher-moderated tutoring via real-time interactive classrooms to help students with homework. recently licensed its Eventware software to, a District-based firm that provides teachers and professors the ability to add an online portion of their classes or host and entire course via the Internet.

Techies Day Around The Corner

September 23, 1999 - CNET, Inc. and have joined forces to present National Techies Day on October 5, 1999. This event is designed to focus public attention on the nation's shortage of technology professionals. Tech Corps D.C. is currently looking for volunteers to help with local planning and execution of the October 5 celebration.

Campus Recruiting Now Online

September 22, 1999 - Alexandria-based (OCR) along with partner Professional Resource Services, have launched a new online recruiting service for the Washington region. OCR's goal is to connect college graduate with high tech firms in the Greater Washington region. The organization plans on targeting small to mid-size tech companies that would be traditionally unable to wage active on-campus recruiting campaigns.

EdgeMark Delivers Diverse Services

September 21, 1999 - EdgeMark Systems, based in Silver Spring, is an Information Technology (IT) and consulting organization delivering enterprise-wide solutions to commercial and governmental customers. EdgeMark delivers two different types of services. Their Business Solutions Group delivers business applications and IT solution designed to improve medium to large sized companies while their Government Technology Group integrates, manages and support technical computing solutions for customers such as the Department of Defense and other civilian agencies.

Hale and Dorr Launches IT Group

September 20, 1999 - Hale and Dorr LLP recently announced the relocation of its offices to Reston after two decades in the District of Columbia. Hale and Dorr has gained a reputation for providing legal services to new and emerging technology companies, venture capital firms and investment bankers and the firm is relocating in order to be close to the corridor of emerging technology companies in Northern Virginia.

IT TrainingFor New U.S. Citizens

September 17, 1999 - People Without Borders is a non-profit organization formed to provide services to help new American citizens to adjust to the Greater Washington region. The organization's Job Solutions program provides high-tech training. Its computer training and career development centers are staffed with IT professionals. For additional information about People Without Borders, based in Washington, D.C., visit their Web site.

GFC Extends Efforts to Net

September 16, 1999 - The Global Fund for Children recently made is Internet debut. The organization was founded in 1993 in Washington, D.C. The fund supports community-based educational projects for children. Visitors to the site can learn about the fund's efforts including the Xanadu Arts Education Project, which gives children the opportunity to artistically and verbally create their ideal place to live. Grants from the Global Fund are made to child laborers and youth leadership development activities and more.

MundoNuevo Receives Local Help

September 15, 1999 - Rockville-based A1, Inc. is a full-service solutions provider of Internet development, connectivity, systems integration and ecommerce services. They recently announced a partnership with multi-lingual ISP A1 will provide with wholesale access throughout North America to include unlimited dial-up connections, personal Web space and email services.

DCity Mag Now Online

September 14, 1999 - DCity Mag has recently gone online with an Internet version of their monthly publication. Visitors to the site can preview the print version of the magazine and view features on such topics as entertainment attractions and dining guides. DCity Mag viewers can also sign up to receive email updates announcing additions to the site as well as upcoming events.

WSF To Open Application Period

September 13, 1999 - The Washington Scholarship Fund (WSF) will be accepting applications for scholarships beginning in October. The aim of the WSF is to open the door of educational opportunity for needy children in the District by helping to send those children to the private school of their choice. The fund was founded in 1993.

VarsityBooks Gains Force Online

September 10, 1999 - Washington D.C. based VarsityBooks recently received investor backing amounting to $30 million in its third round of funding. VarsityBooks was founded in 1997 and offers new, discounted college textbooks. Through their site, the company offer more than 2.5 million titles as well as a search engine to help students locate the necessary books.

Food and Friends Helps AIDS Sufferers

September 9, 1999 - In an effort to assist those in the Greater Washington region who are suffering from HIV and AIDS related illnesses, Food and Friends has gone online. Their site offers information about the organization and what can be done to help those affected. Potential volunteers can view the organization's list of needs and find contact information. The program currently needs people interested in food preparation, bagging groceries for recipients and people to deliver meals.

ComVersant Opens Ecommerce Practice

September 8, 1999 - ComVersant, based in North Potomac, recently began their ecommerce consulting services. Services offered include quality management, formulation of business strategies, definition of client architectures and market analysis. ComVersant focuses only on ecommerce solutions and has experience in dealing with manufacturers, health care providers, publishers and high tech and telecommunications industries.

Xenos Moves to Virginia

September 7, 1999 - Xenos Group Inc., based in Ontario, Canada, has opened an office in Sterling, spearheading its efforts to enter the federal marketplace. Xenos is a provider of electronic commerce software and solutions that entered public sector markets in the U.S. partnered with Xerox Connect, Inc., a division of Xerox Corporation. The Sterling expansion is the third Xenos office to open in the United States.

KnowledgeWay Workforce Report Goes Online

September 6, 1999 - The Potomac KnowledgeWay has recently added the InfoComm Industry Cluster Working Group's Workforce Report to the Web site. The report was prepared and presented as an addendum to the Potomac Conference held earlier this summer. Visitors to the site can view the executive summary or the entire report online. In an effort to gain an understanding of the workforce situation in the region, visitors may also submit their stories and comments about the workforce situation.

Local Network Group Launches Site

September 3, 1999 - The Washington Network Group (WNG), a social networking group made up of business professionals throughout the Greater Washington region, recently launched a Web site. The site allows visitors to gain information on joining, view the latest WNG event postings, view their membership list and see listings of available jobs posted by members. WNG's membership currently numbers 950 people throughout the country, however the majority are located in the Greater Washington region.

InsurMark and GMU Team

September 2, 1999 - The Mason Enterprise Center of George Mason University has recently partnered with InsurMark Group, Inc. The partnership will offer companies working with the Mason Enterprise Center, InsurMark's iVenture Program, an insurance program for understanding and managing risk for venture capitalists, emerging technology firms, incubators and entrepreneurs. InsurMark Group is an insurance marketing specialist based in the technology centers of Reston and Raleigh, North Carolina.

High Tech Exercise Machine Released

September 1, 1999 - SkyCycle, manufactured and designed by Sky Fitness based in Gaithersburg, is a human-powered flight simulator that integrates a semi-stationary exercise machine with virtual reality technology. Users are able to exercise using the machine and access many different simulated environments through which they can travel while they exercise. Users may also compete against one another via the Internet. Sky Fitness has recently entered into an agreement with RTIME, based in Seattle, to incorporate the RTIME Interactive Networking Engine into the SkyCycle. This will allow fitness club-goers around to world to participate with one another.

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