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As part of its international expansion, Corporation (Nasdaq:INTM), the Internet Industry Portal, today unveiled a new international business-to-business portal for the Internet and IT industries -- ( also announced the acquisition of a Swedish Web site and e-mail newsletters focused on the Internet and information technology from Pagina Forlags AB. The acquired site ( will be incorporated into Lauri Pappinen, the founder of, will write for Terms of this acquisition were not disclosed. is in the Swedish language and has been incorporated into's portfolio of global Internet media properties, now consisting of 21 international editions.

"The Internet continues to flourish worldwide. We realized that a technologically advanced country like Sweden has a tremendous need for news and information about new technologies and trends affecting the Internet and IT industries," said Chairman and CEO Alan M. Meckler. "The addition of meets Sweden's need and further complements our aggressive global strategy."

In addition to local Swedish and Scandinavian Internet industry reporting, ( will carry a full complement of international news, industry links, specialized directories for Internet and IT professionals, along with sections on finance, Web development, e-commerce and product releases. The Web site launch is accompanied by several targeted e-mail newsletters, including those acquired as part of the purchase of

About Corporation (, the Internet Industry Portal, is headquartered in Darien, CT. It is a leading provider of global real-time news and information resources for Internet industry and Internet technology professionals, Web developers and experienced Internet users. owns and operates a network of 166 Web sites, over 300 e-mail newsletters, over 400 online discussion forums and more than 100 moderated e-mail discussion lists that generate over 250 million page views monthly. Total "views", which include Web site page views, e-mail newsletter views and e-mail discussion list views, are now over 300 million per month. According to NetRatings, has over 3.2 million unique users in the United States alone. Over 25% of's views are from outside of the U.S.'s global presence includes editions for Arabia, Asia, Australia, Canada, China, Espanol, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. The potential risks and uncertainties address a variety of subjects including, for example, the competitive environment in which competes; the unpredictability of's future revenues (including those resulting from online advertising on's network of Web sites and related Internet media properties), expenses, cash flows and stock price;'s investments in international and venture investments; any material change in's intellectual property rights and continued growth and acceptance of the Internet. For a more detailed discussion of such risks and uncertainties, refer to's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The forward-looking statements included herein are made as of the date of this press release, and assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements after the date hereof.
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