The Industry Standard Receives Awards for Leading Coverage of the Internet Economy

SAN FRANCISCO, March 22 — The Industry Standard, the leading source for news about the Internet Economy, was honored in the latest issues of Brill's Content and Business Marketing for its comprehensive coverage of the Internet industry and its effect on today's business.

John Battelle, president of The Industry Standard said, "By focusing on the business issues driving the Internet Economy, we have been able to attract a strong following among Internet business decision-makers — whether they are business professionals at major corporations or CEO's of Internet startups. These awards are a testament to our staff and proof that our coverage of this decade's biggest business story is top-of-mind with business leaders."

Brill's Content awarded The Industry Standard's Web site, TheStandard.com, a 1999 "Best of Web" award for its "coverage of Internet companies and the impact of new technologies on media, finance, telecommunications, and other industries." Noting, "it's hard to beat TheStandard.com (http://www.thestandard.com)," the editors of Brill's Content highlight that the site is a favorite of Marc Andreessen, co-founder of Netscape Communications Corp., who says The Industry Standard offers "great Internet industry insight." Other aspects of the site mentioned include the magazine's "Metrics" section, where visitors can view analysis on Net traffic and user trends, as well as the "Media Grok," a daily roundup and critique of tech-news coverage.

Business Marketing awarded The Industry Standard with a "1999 Best of the Business Press Award," honoring the magazine with outstanding service to its business-to-business marketing customers. With criteria for the award determined by business marketers, Business Marketing notes that The Industry Standard is a magazine that marketers say is "doing an outstanding job through editorial excellence, the quality of its circulation and the business opportunities it offers."

About The Industry Standard

Headquartered in San Francisco, The Industry Standard is the first and only weekly newsmagazine to provide sophisticated commentary on the people, companies and business models driving the Internet Economy. Through its print publication, online news and recruiting offerings, The Industry Standard serves an audience of more than 100,000 Internet business strategists. The Industry Standard covers news, analysis, commentary, industry metrics, business model reviews, and specialty areas such as executive recruiting. The Industry Standard is published by IDG 's Internet Industry Publishing division and can be found on the Web at www.thestandard.com.