Macworld Conference & Expo/New York 2000 Exhibitor News Available to Journalists via Business Wire’s

SAN FRANCISCO – JULY 17, 2000 – Traditional and journalists worldwide have access to all current and late-breaking news from the Macworld Conference & Expo/New York 2000 ( through Business Wire's trade show division ( at a custom archive at


Macworld Conference & Expo is the industry's leading showcase for Mac OS products, technologies, and new ideas in gaming, education, Internet-based environments and creative services. This year's Conference & Expo marks the fifth consecutive year that Business Wire is serving as the official news wire for Macworld.

Business Wire is poised to surpass its approximate 75% majority market share of Macworld exhibitor news that it distributed during last year's Conference & Expo.

A partial sampling of Macworld Conference & Expo's exhibiting companies that used Business Wire to issue news included Adaptec, Canon Computer Systems Inc., Digital Origin, Epson, Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Macworld Magazine, Prodigy and Softlink Inc.

Business Wire's is one of the best-established and most actively visited sites on the Internet. It delivers exhibitor and event news directly to the PCs of journalists, public and investor relations, and marketing professionals worldwide.

A few key resources of Business Wire's include in-depth exhibitor media kits via an exclusive alliance with Virtual Press Office, custom news feed service for journalists, trade show search and registration links, and a resource page.

Macworld Conference & Expo news reaches an aggregate audience in excess of 120 million weekly users, according to data derived from Nielsen/NetRatings for news carried on Business Wire.

The variety and breadth of delivery mechanisms employed by Business Wire is unmatched by single-platform competitors and has fueled the company's ascent as content market share and audience reach leader.

Macworld Conference & Expo is scheduled for the Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York, July 18-21.

Business Wire's trade show staff is available to assist journalists and exhibitors onsite at the Conference & Expo's press center. To issue news in advance, exhibitors may contact Business Wire at or 888/381-WIRE (9473).

Business Wire's overall multi-platform news delivery system reaches a larger Internet audience than any other service in the world via agreements with more than 16,000 Internet databases including Excite, Yahoo, Netscape, PointCast, as well as major dedicated satellite news distribution networks.

Business Wire news is now carried on every one of the top 20 Internet sites that offers news, including America Online, Excite, Go Network, Lycos, MSN, and Yahoo! Business Wire provides simultaneous news delivery directly into the editorial computer systems that reporters continually monitor for breaking news.

Business Wire is also a featured news source on thousands of other Web sites via direct content feeds and agreements with leading syndicators, including Comtex News Network, iSyndicate, NewsAlert, and Screaming Media.

About Macworld Conference & Expo

Macworld Conference & Expo is the world's most comprehensive Macintosh OS event. Macworld Conference & Expo is the showcase for products and services geared to professionals involved in media and creative content development for corporate and home applications, and consumers using the Mac at home.

Macworld Conference & Expo brings together the loyal base of Mac OS audiences in creative services, education, application development, entertainment, small office/home office and Internet-based environments. Macworld Conference & Expo offers professionals and consumers alike the opportunity to discover the latest developments and hottest products these markets offer. Multiple conference programs cover beginning and advanced uses of the Mac.

Macworld/Pro Conference sessions offer a technology-intensive professional development series for Macintosh design, management and networking professionals. The Users Conference program covers beginning and advanced uses and techniques in areas such as Internet, design, integration with NT systems, education, content asset management, entertainment, and more. Macworld Conference & Expo is sponsored by Mac Publishing, LLC, a joint venture between International Data Group and Ziff Davis, and publishers of Macworld Magazine,,,,, and For more information on Macworld Conference & Expo visit the Web site at

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo ( produces world-class tradeshows, conferences, and events for emerging IT markets around the globe. As the leading IT event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its unsurpassed experience and knowledge of IT-focused events and conferences, enabling technology companies to capture the attention and loyalty of influential buyers.

IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes ASPWorld Conference & Expo, ComNet, Internet Commerce Expo (ICe), LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, and Macworld Conference & Expo. IDG World Expo is a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the leading global provider of IT media, research, conferences and expositions.

IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading IT media, research and exposition company. IDG publishes more than 300 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 50 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at

About Business Wire

Founded in San Francisco in 1961 by its president, Lorry I. Lokey, veteran journalist and public relations executive, Business Wire delivers more news from more sources to more destinations than any other service in the world.

With content from more than 40,000 organizations, including major U.S. corporations, Fortune 1000 and NASDAQ companies, Business Wire remains the fastest-growing and largest independent commercial news wire in the world.

The company electronically disseminates full-text news releases for public and investor relations professionals simultaneously to the news media, the Internet, online services and databases, and the investment community worldwide. Business Wire combines a brick-and-mortar foundation with the vision of an Internet company.

With 26 U.S. bureaus, Business Wire's headquarters is in San Francisco with an eastern U.S. hub in New York, an international hub in Brussels and reciprocal offices throughout the world.

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