Metropolitan search service CitySearch Thursday announced an alliance with news aggregator Topix.net whereby Topix.net will provide CitySearch users with local news headlines for its forty largest
local guides. CitySearch in turn will provide Topix.net with advertising from its network of 31,000 advertisers throughout Topix.net's 32,500 local news pages. Both companies will share the ad
sales on Topix.net. Topix.net crawls over 7,000 sources to provide local news. The distribution deal will be implemented by the end of the year.