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NEW YORK: InfoRocket.com, a start-up backed by Draper Fisher Jurveston and Garage.com set to launch in the summer, has tapped Cone Interactive for brand positioning and media relations.

NEW YORK: InfoRocket.com, a start-up backed by Draper Fisher Jurveston and Garage.com set to launch in the summer, has tapped Cone Interactive for brand positioning and media relations. The account is worth dollars 500,000.

SANDY, UT: Internet holding company iShopper.com has tapped Politis Communications for its dollars 125,000 PR and financial relations account. As iShopper.com's first agency of record, Politis will assist the company with corporate financial media and analyst relations.

CAMBRIDGE, MA: Variagenics has named Beverly Holley as senior director, IR. Holley was previously a partner at IR practice Devine and Holley.

NEW YORK: Eric Jackson, formerly Andersen Consulting's director of global media strategy, has landed at CorporateGear.com as chief marketing officer. Jackson will be responsible for all marketing initiatives associated with the launch of the company's promotional business-to-business e-marketplace.

LOS ANGELES: Kratz & Jensen's LA outpost has signed three new dot-coms: Winesplus.com, Earlychildhood.com and Foodline.com.

NEW YORK: Creamer Dickson Basford has announced several account wins and staff moves. Among the new clients are Allergan, @vantage and International Design and Construction Online, while new staffers include Michael Lipman (director of business media) and Sherisse Steward (new account coordinator). Elizabeth Thomas has been promoted to VP/west coast media director and Ellen Buesing to director of consumer media.

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