PC World Takes Home Top Honors for Best Computer Magazine and Best Website at 2007 Maggie Awards

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – MAY 2, 2007 – At a ceremony held in Los Angeles last week, PC World was honored with six Maggie Awards by the Western Publications Association (WPA), including Best Computer/Consumer Magazine and Best Website/Consumer for PC World Online. Presented annually, the Maggie Awards recognize editorial, online, design, and promotional excellence.

PC World was honored in the following six categories:

— Best Computer/Consumer Magazine for the November 2006 issue that focused on technology of the near future

— Best Web Publication Website/Consumer for PC World Online ( http://www.pcworld.com )

— Best Regularly Featured Web Column/Consumer for three Tech.gov columns including: "Real ID's Real Problems"; "Censorship, Human Rights, and Capitalism"; and "A Gated Internet" all written by PC World Senior Editor Anush Yegyazarian

— Best Web Article/Consumer for "The 25 Worst Tech Products of All Time" ( http://find.pcworld.com/57294 ), an online-only article from May 2006 which showcased some of the worst tech products ever made

— Best Web E-Newsletter/Trade and Consumer for "Mobile Computing: High-Tech Etiquette Part 2" ( http://find.pcworld.com/57297 ) which analyzed various situations from reclining airport seats to the appropriate usage of portable devices in public settings. For more information on PC World's e-newsletters, go to: http://find.pcworld.com/57302

— Best Table of Contents/Trade and Consumer for the June 2006 issue

"As you can see, these awards reflect everything we do–edit and design in both the online and print realms," said Harry McCracken, Editor in Chief of PC World. "It's particularly satisfying to win for best site after last year's redesign made the site far more interactive for our online community."

In August 2006, PC World Online underwent a top-to-bottom redesign, resulting in a dynamic new look with enhanced advertising opportunities, community offerings, and rearchitected back-end. Visitors found a cutting-edge information architecture that improved site navigation and made specific content easier to find. The website continues to evolve to meet the needs of its audience and now includes a variety of videos, slideshows, user reviews, polls and the recently launched Tech@Business channel offering solutions for productivity aimed at small to medium businesses.

"PC World continues to set the precedent for editorial excellence in both print and online," stated Colin Crawford, President & CEO of PC World Communications and Mac Publishing. "These awards are testament to the dedication and level of expertise of PC World's editorial and design teams, making PC World the leading brand for readers and buyers seeking technology information."

Since 1996, PC World has won an impressive 36 Maggie Awards. This year, the WPA received 1,800 entries; 96 Maggies were presented at the 2007 awards banquet.

About PC World

PC World Communications, Inc. is the publisher of PC World, PC World Online ( www.pcworld.com ), and home of the PC World Test Center. The winner of the 2005 Maggie Award for Best Computer Magazine/Consumer, PC World has a readership of nearly 4.3 million total purchase influencers (IntelliQuest CIMS, Fall 2006: Total unduplicated, combined Average Issue Audience: Business, Home, and Dual Studies). With an average of over 6.8 million unique visitors per month (HitBox, October 2006 – March 2007), PC World Online, winner of the 2005 Neal Award for Best Web Site, is a leading online resource for technology product buyers and users.

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 web sites 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.

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