to Provide With Comprehensive Computing Product Reviews and Articles

BOSTON, MA – MAY 1,2000 –, the IDG Online Network, announced today an agreement, a leading provider of comparison shopping resources, that will integrate product reviews covering a wide range of computing categories from's network of 270 Web sites into's Precision Buying Service. is the world's largest network of technology specific Web sites and is uniquely able to deliver the quality, depth and scope of computing information and professional advice consumers have come to expect from

Per the agreement, will provide to product reviews and related content on a weekly basis from award-winning publications including PC World, Computerworld, InfoWorld, Network World, Macworld and GamePro. Occasional reviews will also be available from LinuxWorld, JavaWorld and SunWorld. will display meaningful excerpts from's reviews in connection with products featured in's Computing and Technology channel, as well as providing users seamlessly linked access to the full articles.'s Precision Buying Service is the first complete online resource that helps consumers decide exactly what products to buy and where to buy them. In addition to professional product reviews from and other leading industry experts, the service features comprehensive product specifications, highly intuitive tools to select and compare products, a proprietary product ID-based comparison shopping service, more than 1,000,000 consumer-generated product ratings, user reviews and product research-related discussion forums.

"Our agreement with is a great opportunity to leverage IDG's award-winning editorial and comprehensive product reviews – and deliver them to a new audience," said Jeff Julian, publisher, "The quality of's services as well as their commitment to deliver the best product information available on the Internet speaks for itself. We are thrilled to team with them in providing consumers with a superior shopping resource."

"We are delighted that is supplying us with their professional product reviews and articles for our Precision Buying Service," said Mark Cantor, Vice President of Business Development for "They are well-recognized and respected for their depth and breath of computing information."

About, Inc. provides two powerful Web-based services – the first Precision Buying Service, and the leading Usenet Discussion Service. With approximately 1.7 million unique users, is widely known for its franchise in consumer-generated content and its role as a trusted intermediary, bringing together reliable, unbiased information on products and online merchants.'s Precision Buying Service ( is the company's primary offering. It is a full-featured buyer's portal that provides consumers with a complete set of tools and resources for determining what products to buy and where to buy them. The company's Usenet Discussion Service ( provides easy and fast access to over 30,000 Usenet discussion forums. Founded in 1995, the company is headquartered in New York City.

About is the IDG Online Network, the world's largest network of technology specific Web sites. Accessible to readers via the Web site, comprises more than 270 IDG Web sites in 70 countries worldwide, including the Computerworld/InfoWorld, Network World and PC World product families. 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. is powered by the world's only global IT news organization, which has 2,000 journalists in 80 countries reporting from every continent in the world.

Through its Global Web Advertising Network, provides technology advertisers an easy process for executing campaigns across any combination of IDG Web sites, in multiple regions of the world, providing the broadest reach to the most influential technology buyers on the Web today. IDG's 270 online communities offer the highest degree of targeting because they attract loyal, engaged IT buyers with well-defined information needs. is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading IT media, research and exposition company. IDG publishes more than 300 computer magazines and newspapers and 4,000 book titles and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through (, which comprises more than 270 targeted Web sites in 70 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related expositions worldwide, and provides IT market analysis through 49 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at