IDG Publishing Partner Scope Communications Acquires Nua Internet Surveys

BOSTON, MA – JUNE 27, 2001 – International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading IT media and information services company, today announced that its Irish publishing partner, Scope Communications Group, has acquired Nua Internet Surveys (, a leading online resource for data, demographics and analysis on global Internet trends.


Nua Internet Surveys is a world-renowned online resource providing quantitative and qualitative information on global Internet trends such as usage patterns and demographics by gender, country or age group. The service has more than 50,000 worldwide subscribers for its weekly email newsletters, and 200,000 visits per month to its website.

Scope, IDG's publishing partner based in Dublin, publishes ComputerScope and PC Live!, as well as the popular technology web site The company is Ireland's leading IT media publisher, and also organizes e-XPO, the country's premier annual IT event. With the acquisition of Nua Internet Surveys, Scope plans to double the global reach of Nua's newsletters and to develop new value-added services which draw on the strength of the long-established online Nua brand which has been in operation since 1995.

"Through, Scope already offers technology vendors in Ireland an unsurpassed opportunity to reach influential IT decision makers," said Frank Quinn, chairman of Scope Communications. "The acquisition of Nua significantly extends our business reach beyond the Irish market and enables us to focus on the global hunger among online marketers for information on Internet trends and demographics."

As part of the transition to new ownership, Nua Surveys Editor Kathy Foley joins Scope's team.

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 $3.1 billion, IDG is the leading global provider of IT media, research, conferences and events. IDG publishes more than 300 newspapers and magazines and 4,000 book titles in 85 countries, led by the Computerworld /InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, PC World, and CIO global product lines. IDG offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through (, which comprises more than 300 targeted websites in 70 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related events in 35 countries, and research arm, IDC, provides computer industry research and analysis through 51 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at


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