Yahoo! and Microsoft to Sponsor Syndicate Conference in San Francisco; Several Industry Leading Companies Come Together to Show How RSS, Blogs and Podcasts Are Transforming Business

FRAMINGHAM, MA – NOVEMBER 9, 2005 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for technology markets, today announced the line-up of sponsors and exhibitors for Syndicate(TM), a B2B conference focused on emerging trends and technologies in content syndication, scheduled to take place December 12-14, 2005 at the Hilton San Francisco. Industry leaders Yahoo!, Microsoft, Google and many others will show how syndication and social media tools such as RSS, blogs and podcasts are transforming the way businesses do business.

The companies at the forefront of these new syndication tools are sponsoring and exhibiting at Syndicate. Cornerstone sponsor Yahoo! is joined by Platinum sponsor Microsoft. Silver sponsors include: Attensa; Feedster; KnowNow; NewsGator; Pheedo; Pluck; PubSub Concepts; and SimpleFeed. Bronze sponsors include: Acquire Media; Cymfony; FreeRange Communications; inclue!; LookSmart; Marqui; PRWeb; Spearhead Innovations; and WhatCounts. Associate sponsors include: Google; Gritwire; Moreover Technologies; Technorati; and Top 10 Sources. Association sponsors include: American Business Media; Online Publishers Association; SF Advertising; and Word of Mouth Marketing Association.

The Syndicate conference program will discuss the tools and strategies that allow online media and content to be searched, found, followed and subscribed to all within minutes of when it is published or broadcasted. Conference tracks include: The Syndicated Media Environment; Syndicated Company & Product Environments; Syndicated Public Relations; and Syndicated Technologies & Trends, sponsored by Attensa. Industry experts and real-world case studies will show how syndication tools and sources can be utilized for future business and revenue-generating models.

An opening night networking reception will be sponsored by Yahoo!, and all Syndicate attendees, sponsors, media and speakers are invited to attend. The reception will take place following the day's final keynote address on Tuesday, December 13 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Syndicate's RSS Feed

To subscribe to the event feed, visit http://subscriber.simplefeed.com/syndicateconference .

Syndicator Blog

To read the Syndicator(TM) blog, visit http://www.syndicatorblog.com .

For more information about Syndicate or to register for the event, please visit www.syndicateconference.com .

About Syndicate

As the premier event for content syndication trends, Syndicate(TM) ( www.syndicateconference.com ) is a B2B Conference providing awareness, clarity, education, deal making and strategic business opportunities involved in the emergence of online media syndication. This program will focus on emerging technologies such as RSS (Really Simple Syndication), for content owners and producers, new media executives, marketers, advertisers and public relations professionals.

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo ( www.idgworldexpo.com ) produces technology-focused tradeshows, conferences and events for professionals seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Macworld Conference & Expo(R), LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), Wireless Sensing Solutions(R), Syndicate(TM), GridWorld(TM), OSBC(R), Digital ID World(R), RoboBusiness and RoboNexus. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

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, MacworldConference & Expo, DEMO, and IDC Directions. IDC provides global market research and advice through offices in 50 countries. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com .

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