PC World Wins 13 National Awards From the American Society of Business Publication Editors, Including ”Web Publication of the Year” ; PC World Also Takes Home Nine Regional ASBPE Awards for Editorial and Design Excellence

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – AUGUST 8, 2007 – At a ceremony held in New York last week, PC World was honored with 13 national awards from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) including Web Publication of the Year. For this top online honor, judges looked at areas such as writing and reporting, value and usefulness to readers, ease of navigation and quick access to information, site architecture, and overall design. This accolade is ASBPE’s single highest online honor and comes on the heels of the site’s 2007 Maggie Award win for Best Web Site. Presented annually, the ASBPE awards acknowledge editorial, online, and design excellence in print and online publishing. PC World was also one of ten finalists for Magazine of the Year.

The breadth of these award wins reflects PC World’s continued dedication to providing its audience with the latest technology information and insight available on the Web and in print. The 13 awards showcase the variety of content offered both online and in the magazine, ranging from the “Reviews & Rankings” and “Here’s How,” to original Web news and original Web commentary.

“Our mission has always been to provide trusted technology advice for our readers about the products they choose, buy, and connect with at work, home, and everywhere in-between,” said Harry McCracken, PC World’s VP/Editor in Chief. “Congratulations to everyone involved for their hard work and commitment to making PC World a valuable resource for making an array of technology decisions.”

In addition to winning Web Publication of the Year, PC World received two gold, four silver, and six bronze national awards in the following categories for publications w/ 80,000+ circulation:

* Web Publication of the Year:PCWorld.com

* Gold Award: Original Web Commentary: Tech.gov – “Censorship, Human Rights, and Capitalism”

* Gold Award: Original Web Database: Top-Rated Products

* Silver Award: News Analysis: “New Privacy Threats,” June 2006

* Silver Award: Original Research: “The Best Companies to Buy From,” January 2006

* Silver Award: Product Section/Department: “Reviews & Rankings,” April, May, and June 2006

* Silver Award: Technical Article: “The Truth About Superfast Wi-Fi,” October 2006

* Bronze Award: Regular Column, Contributed: “Full Disclosure, ” February, September 2006

* Bronze Award: Regular Department: “Here’s How,” February, March, and April 2006

* Bronze Award: Original Web News: PCWorld.com News

* Bronze Award: Multi-Platform Excellence

* Bronze Award: Opening Page/Spread-Computer Generated: “53 Hardware Secrets,” December 2006

* Bronze Award: Overall Photography/Illustrations: November and December 2006

For over 20 years, the prestigious ASBPE Awards have honored the hard work and commitment to excellence by editors and designers. Over 2,600 total entries were received in editorial, online, and design categories this year.

PC World has a readership of 4 million total purchase influencers, reaching those who use, buy, and connect with technology products for work and home. Reaching an average of over 6.6 million unique visitors per month, PCW now provides expanded business content with its online PCW Business Center and newsletter offerings including Business Solutions, Business Products, Desktop Essentials, and Security & Privacy.

About PC World:

PC World Communications, Inc. 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/Consumer, 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 6.6 million unique visitors per month (HBX, May 2007 – July 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.

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