IDG’S PCWorld.com Wins Min’s Best Of The Web Award For Editorial Excellence

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – FEBRUARY 26, 2004 – PCWorld.com is the winner of the 2003 min’s Best of the Web Award for Editorial Excellence in the b2b category. The editorial excellence award honors sites with the highest-quality content that is delivered in both user-friendly and functional ways. Announced last week, the second annual min’s Best of the Web Awards were bestowed upon Web sites that serve as benchmarks of online publishing excellence and effective brand extension.

“We’re pleased that PCWorld.com has been recognized as a site users can easily navigate to find the trusted technology advice they’re looking for,” said Harry McCracken, editor of PC World. “Congratulations to the entire editorial and design teams of PCWorld.com and PC World.”

Last month PCWorld.com was named a finalist for the 2004 Jesse H. Neal Business Journalism Award for Best Web Site; winners will be announced in March.

The Best of the Web Awards are presented by PBI Media LLC, publisher of Media Industry Newsletter, min’s b2b, and min magazine. Winners in 12 categories were chosen by a distinguished panel of new media experts and internal judges.

About PC World:

PC World Communications, Inc. is the publisher of PC World and PCWorld.com (www.pcworld.com) and is a subsidiary of IDG. The winner of the 2003 Eddie Award for Editorial Excellence, PC World is the most widely-read technology or business publication with a readership of 7.1 million (IntelliQuest CIMS v10.0: unduplicated, combined Business & Home Average Issue Audience). With 4.3 million unique visitors per month (HitBox, January 2004), PCWorld.com, winner of the 2003 Maggie Award for Best Online Publication, is a leading online resource for technology product buyers and users.

About IDG:

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, research, and event company. A privately-held company, IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers including Bio-IT World, CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Network World, and PC World. The company features the largest network of technology-specific Web sites with more than 400 around the world. IDG is also a leading producer of more than 170 computer-related events worldwide including LinuxWorld Conference & Expo®, Macworld Conference & Expo®, DEMO®, and IDC Directions. IDC provides global market research and advice through offices in 50 countries. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com.

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