Big nob Bell ends…

...his career at excite@home

The CEO of excite@home is to resign, making it the third top nob departure at the US Net media company this year. George Bell became Excite's first CEO in 1996. He will stay on as chairman until the end of next year. Shares slipped a little on the news.



Gameplay.com plc has signed an agreement with Yahoo! Europe to sell games in Britain, France, Germany and Spain.




Vodafone has agreed to acquire an additional 8.48 per cent stake in Airtel Movil SA following its agreement to amend certain conditions relating to the deal signed in January.




Credit Suisse has joined the fray and launched an online investment and personal finance service. For the first three months investors will be able to buy and sell shares on 15 US and European exchanges, for a flat fee of £15. Customers will be offered bank accounts in four different currencies as part of the package.




Kelkoo and Zoomit have finalised their £100 million merger, and confirmed that the company will float within six months. Kelkoo's investors will own about two thirds of the merged company. The company said that it expects revenues to reach £1.85 million by the end of the year. ®



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