United Internet Technologies (UIT)
recently announced an exclusive distribution arrangement with
America Online’s (AOL) shopping division, featuring a technology
product aimed at Internet savvy kids. Starting September 2002, AOL
will offer for sale a small robotic product that looks like a
cartoon character, but “speaks” instant messages and chat
responses directly from the Internet.
More than just another computer speaker, these “Brilliant
Toys” sit atop the computer monitor and feature popular Looney
Toons characters like Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny. UIT’s patented
technology programs the toys to talk and move in real time when
conversing in instant messaging through AOL and AOL Instant
The Intelligent Control Interactive Technology
(I-C-IT) is a “smart product” that can communicate with or be
controlled by the user or other I-C-IT devices.
“The Looney Toons Instant Messaging Buddies will
help engage children in a whole new level of online interactivity,”
said Brian Shuster, CEO of UIT.