Cursor technology company Comet Systems launched CometZone, a site that provides Web users
with free tools to transform the “arrow” cursor on their Web sites into any
custom image found in the CometZone content library.
CometZone is powered by the Comet Cursor, a patent-pending technology that
allows a Web developer to substitute an image or animation for the standard
cursor on a Web site.
CometZone has an initial library of more than 300 cursor images. Founding
content partners on CometZone include Comedy Central (which is delivering
South Park cursors), United Media (Dilbert and Peanuts), Universal Press
Syndicate (Garfield, Doonesbury and Foxtrot), and MixxOnline (Rayearth and
Sailor Moon anime characters).
At the same time, online community network FortuneCity said it plans a co-branded
version of CometZone to be added to its Web builder area. FortuneCity will be
the official free home page provider at CometZone.
“CometZone will take personal Web publishing to a new level,” said
CometZone’s general manager, Adam Solomon. “There is an explosion in personal
Web site development going on and we are confident that budding Web designers
will use CometZone to integrate compelling, interactive content into their
The custom cursors provided on CometZone are delivered from CometZone’s
secure servers and cannot be manipulated.
“CometZone helps us to extend the distribution of our content to millions of
South Park fans,” said Larry Lieberman, vice president of business
development at Comedy Central. “This is a great way for us to promote our
properties through online communities.”
Other CometZone content sponsors include: Tucows, Astrology.net, Virtual
Jerusalem, Canada.com, Christmas.com and The Vermont Teddy Bear Company.