PC World’s Techlog Takes Home a min’s Best of the Web Award for Best Blog

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – March 17, 2006 – At a ceremony held earlier this week in New York, PC World's Techlog (http://blogs.pcworld.com/techlog) was honored with a 2005 min's Best of the Web Award for Best Blog in the b2b category. Authored by Editor in Chief Harry McCracken, the blog has been a popular component of the Web site since its debut in April 2004, offering news, opinions, and feedback on issues affecting business and technology.

"I'm thrilled that Techlog was recognized with a min's Best of the Web Award," said McCracken. "The comments that site visitors leave in response to my posts are so lively and informative that this award is really a tribute to the whole PCWorld.com community."

Stated Jeff Edman, president and CEO of PC World Communications, Inc., "Congratulations to Harry and the editorial team for their hard work in producing such an insightful, relevant, and entertaining Weblog. I'm a personal fan of Techlog, as are legions of PCWorld.com visitors, for the witty commentary and honest assessments about tech products and services. I look forward to it every day!"

Touted by min as the "real-time voice" of PC World, the most widely-read computer or business magazine, McCracken blogged on last year's launch of the iPod nano while it happened, and often posts his personal takes directly from industry events wherever he is, as opposed to linking elsewhere. Judges noted that "McCracken offers a unique perspective from the helm of a leading tech book" and remarked on his "authoritative voice, and the quality and depth of the posts."

Winner of the 2005 Jesse H. Neal Award for Best Web Site, PCWorld.com publishes two other blogs in addition to Techlog: Today @ PC World ( http://blogs.pcworld.com/staffblog ) with news, opinions, and links from the PC World editorial team, and the Digital World blog (http://www.digital-world.com/) with Consumer Electronics news, views, and sneak previews for gadget lovers.

The Best of the Web awards, the only competition singularly heralding magazine excellence online, honored both consumer and b2b publications in 14 categories. Judges included executives at consumer and business magazines, several digital media consultants, and members of the min editorial team.

About PC World:

PC World Communications, Inc., a subsidiary of IDG, is the publisher of PC World, PCWorld.com (http://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 is the most widely-read computer or business magazine with a readership of over 5.2 million (MRI, Fall 2005). With an average of over 6.7 million unique visitors per month (HitBox, December 2005 – February 2006), PCWorld.com, winner of the 2005 Neal Award for Best Web Site, 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(R), Macworld Conference & Expo(R), DEMO(R), and IDC Directions. IDC provides global market research and advice through offices in 50 countries. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com/.