IDG.net Launches ‘Weekend Edition’

BOSTON, Nov. 19 — IDG.net (http://www.idg.net), the gateway site to IDG's online network of 200 Web sites worldwide , today announced the launch of "Weekend Edition." Each Friday, beginning November 21, this special section will showcase the best of IDG's wide array of gaming, home, small-office, home-office, and family computing content.

"Weekend Edition will focus on the lighter side of computing as well as issues unique to home computing," said Mark Cappel, editor-in-chief of IDG.net. "Most of our readers approach computing from a variety of angles. While their concerns at work may include intranets, electronic commerce, Y2K and desktop applications, at home their focus shifts to fun with computing and the computer's role in family activities. IDG's breadth of editorial offerings enables us to serve both user needs through IDG.net."

Weekend Edition will feature content from a number of gaming and entertainment-focused IDG sites, such as PC Games, The Web, and Gamepro, as well as home and recreation-oriented sections of PC World and Macworld. Besides its focus on fun, Weekend Edition will deliver information on topics such as safe Web access for children; reviews of products for home offices; computing and personal finance; computing and health; and management of computing careers.

Weekend Edition will be accessible from the home page of IDG.net, which is available at http://www.idg.net. It will occupy the position that during the workweek hosts "Spotlight On," IDG.net's compendium of stories on a key computing industry topic.

About IDG.net

IDG.net ( http://www.idg.net ) is the gateway site to the IDG Online Network, the largest network of technology specific sites around world. IDG.net comprises more than 200 IDG Web sites in 52 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, supported by the world's only global IT news organization — 2,000 journalists in 75 countries reporting from every continent in the world.

About IDG

Headquartered in Boston, International Data Group (IDG) informs more people worldwide about information technology than any other company in the world. With annual revenues of $1.7 billion, IDG is the leading global provider of IT media, research, conferences and expositions. IDG publishes more than 285 computer newspapers and magazines and 500 book titles in 75 countries, led by the Computerworld, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, PC World and …For Dummies global product lines. IDG offers online users the largest network of technology specific sites around the world through IDG.net (http://www.idg.net), which comprises more than 200 targeted Web sites in 52 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 110 computer-related expositions in 35 countries and research arm International Data Corporation (IDC) provides computer industry research and analysis through 49 offices in 41 countries worldwide. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com