IDG.NET Announces Agreement With YAHOO! Industry Market Places

BOSTON, MA – MARCH 16, 2001 – IDG.net, IDG's Technology Search Engine, today announced an agreement with Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO), a global Internet communications, commerce and media company, to integrate technology news and information from IDG.net's network of more than 300 Web sites into Yahoo!® Industry Marketplaces (http://industrymarketplaces.yahoo.com), a one-stop business-to-business destination for information and services that enables industry professionals to research products, find the latest industry news and make purchasing decisions.

 

IDG.net is the world’s largest technology search engine, offering users of Yahoo! IT Hardware and IT Software Marketplaces the highest quality of computing information and professional advice that businesses and professionals have come to expect from Yahoo! Industry Marketplaces.

Through the agreement, IDG.net will provide current, relevant IT industry news, feature stories, product reviews and related content from award-winning publications including PC World, Computerworld, InfoWorld, Network World and Macworld to businesses and professionals, including purchasing decision makers, hardware and software engineers, software designers, large system designers and system architects.

"Yahoo! is one of the most recognized global and consumer brands, making it an ideal outlet for IDG to extend its reach to a broader group of technology enthusiasts and IT professionals," said Jeff Julian, president and publisher, IDG.net. "Millions of visitors who already use Yahoo! will now benefit from IDG.net’s trusted resource of technology news, features, product reviews and email newsletters."

Yahoo! IT Software Marketplace is a focused destination for business users to research and compare software products and packages, find information on upcoming industry tradeshows and seminars and stay on-top of the latest news from leading IT vendors and analysts. Yahoo! IT Hardware Marketplace is a one-stop destination for business users to research and find information on the latest in hardware as well as purchase items directly from the manufacturers.

"We are delighted to be working with IDG.net to offer Yahoo! Industry Marketplaces’ businesses and professionals current, reliable technology news and information," said Shannon Ledger, vice president and general manager, production, Yahoo!. "This agreement supports Yahoo! Industry Marketplaces’ goal of working with industry leaders to provide key information and services that are essential to businesses and professionals."

Yahoo! Industry Marketplaces (http://industrymarketplaces.yahoo.com) is a one-stop business-to-business destination in the areas of IT hardware, IT software and electronics, providing information and services that help businesses and professionals research products, communicate with suppliers, find the latest industry news and information and make purchasing decisions. Yahoo! Industry Marketplaces includes three inaugural marketplaces: Yahoo! IT Hardware Marketplace, Yahoo! IT Software Marketplace and Yahoo! Electronics Marketplace. Each specialized marketplace is designed to serve purchasing decision makers, business owners and operators, engineers, software designers, system designers, system architects, electronics engineers and electronic components buyers.

About IDG.net

IDG.net is the IDG Online Network, one of the world's largest networks of technology specific Web sites. Accessible to readers via the Web site http://www.idg.net, IDG.net comprises more than 270 IDG Web sites in 70 countries worldwide, including the Computerworld/InfoWorld, Network World and PC World product families. IDG.net serves the needs of technology decision-makers across the globe by providing local content, personalization, search, product information and up-to-the-hour technology news and analysis. IDG.net is powered by one of the world's only global IT news organization, which has 2,000 journalists in 80 countries reporting from every continent in the world.

IDG.net is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading IT media, research and event companies. IDG publishes more than 300 computer magazines and newspapers and 4,000 book titles and offers online users one of the largest networks of technology-specific sites around the world through IDG.net (www.idg.net), which comprises more than 300 targeted Web sites in 70 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related events worldwide, and provides IT market analysis through 51 offices in 53 countries worldwide. Company information is available at www.idg.com.

 

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