PC World Recognized as Best Consumer Technology/Computing Magazine at the 2007 Folio: Awards ; Award-Winning Publication also Takes Home Silver Award for Best Single Article

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – OCTOBER 2, 2007 – At the Folio: Awards ceremony recently held in New York, PC World took home a Gold Eddie award in the “Best Consumer Technology/Computing” (full issue) category. Factors for consideration included creativity, design/production, and the magazine’s cover. PC Worldalso received a silver Eddie for “Best Single Article” for “The 10 Biggest Security Risks You Don’t Know About.” The Eddie Awards are judged by how well a publication and site lives up to its own editorial mission and the quality of their content.

“It’s thrilling to see that we’re consistently regarded as one of the most outstanding technology publications out there,” said PC World VP/Editor-in-Chief Harry McCracken. “Winning these two awards demonstrates our continued commitment to providing our readers with a magazine they can rely on for the most relevant information about the products they connect with. Our goal has always been to produce a magazine that continually evolves to meet the ever-changing needs of our audience, and through the hard work and dedication of the editors, designers, and Test Center, we have yet again attained that goal.”

PC World’s authoritative service journalism helps readers make informed buying decisions about a growing array of products. In PC World’s award-winning article, “The 10 Biggest Security Risks You Don’t Know About,” PC World editors revealed the newest security perils and how to avoid them. Complete with a list of the ten most dangerous threats out there and advice on what can be done to prevent major catastrophes, the article examined all levels of PC users and emphasized the importance of taking any necessary precautionary measures. Originally published in the August 2006 issue, the story can be found online at: http://find.pcworld.com/58721 .

The 2007 Folio: Awards bring to a close a successful awards season for both PC World and PCWorld.com. Back in May, PC World took home Maggie Awards for Best Website and Best Computer Magazine. PCWorld.com was also recently named Best B2B Web Publication of the Year by the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). Over 3,000 entries were considered by Folio:’s esteemed panel of more than 100 judges — including editors, publishers, creative directors, and Webmasters.

About PC World:

PC World Communications, Inc., a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading technology media, events, and research company, is the publisher of PC World, PCWorld.com, and home of the PC World Test Center. The winner of the 2007 Maggie Award for Best Computer Magazine, PC World has a readership of 4 million total purchase influencers (IntelliQuest CIMS, Spring 2007: Total unduplicated, combined Average Issue Audience: Business, Home, and Dual Studies). With an average of over 6.8 million unique visitors per month (HBX, June 2007 – August 2007), PCWorld.com is the winner of the 2007 ASBPE Award for Web Publication of the Year and a leading online resource for technology product buyers and users, offering them Solutions for a Connected World.™

About International Data Group (IDG)

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG’s online network includes more than 450 websites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment and video games worldwide. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries including CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG’s lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers.

IDG is a leading producer of more than 750 technology-related events including Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Entertainment for All Expo (E for All), DEMO, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 900 IDC analysts in more than 90 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends.

Additional information about IDG, a privately held company, is available at http://www.idg.com .

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