Kasenna wrapped up a $15mln round of private-equity investment led by Key Venture Partners. Arcwave took in $8mln in financing, in a round led by Vulcan Capital and Comcast Interactive Capital. — BET Interactive teamed with Century 21 to give first-time homebuyers access to info and special services. — Evidence of consensus building by new OpenTV chief Jim Chiddix? Open and Disney, ABC and ESPN settled patent litigation brought by Open’s ACTV; the patents synchronized Internet content with TV programs. The settlement lets Disney exploit the patents; Disney also entered talks with Open for enhanced TV programming.

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Lifetime announced “Gift of a Lifetime,” part of the net’s pro-social giveback initiative partnering with charities to identify five women and their families to receive the “gift of a lifetime”

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