RealTime IT News Signs Placement Deal with AOL

Soon-to-launch party supplies retailer signed a three-year, $10.1 million e-commerce agreement with America Online.'s entertaining and party supplies will be available through an anchor placement in the Tabletop and Entertaining departments of the Shop@AOL,, CompuServe and Netscape online shopping destinations.

The agreement also includes online and off-line cross promotional opportunities. plans to launch the site in October, in time for Halloween, holiday and millennium party planning., backed by Benchmark Capital, is a one-stop shop for entertaining ideas and party supplies online.