INTERNET.COM TEAMS WITH YAHOO! FRANCE, MSN AND OTHERS TO DELIVER FRANCE.INTERNET.COM NEWS TO FRANCE'S GROWING INTERNET COMMUNITY
(New York, NY-February 8, 2000)-- internet.com (Nasdaq: INTM), The E-Business and Internet Technology Network, today announced agreements with Yahoo! France, Microsoft's MSN (Nasdaq: MSFT) French Web portal, French online publication Liberation and intranet portal Mediapps' France edition. As part of the agreements, internet.com is providing daily Internet technology and industry news from its France edition-france.internet.com (http://www.france.internet.com). Content is available in French in the Multimedia News section of Yahoo! France (http://fr.news.yahoo.com/32), on MSN France's Internet Information pages (http://www.msn.fr/leguide/informatique_internet/internet/), in Liberation's Multimedia News section (http://www.liberation.com/multi/index.html) and on Mediapps' site (http://www.mediapps.fr). Users can also link directly to france.internet.com from these locations for additional Internet industry content and resources including a daily e-mail newsletter, as well as information from the North American edition of internet.com.
"Like our other deal with Yahoo!'s English language sites in Asia (Yahoo! Asia, Yahoo! Singapore and Yahoo! Hong Kong), we are pleased to be once again working with Yahoo! as well as with MSN, Liberation and Mediapps. As a result of these relationships, France's expanding Internet community benefits by having direct access to france.internet.com's daily Internet technology news," said internet.com chairman and CEO Alan M. Meckler. "Including our recent joint venture with VNU International covering France and much of Europe, these partnerships further demonstrate that internet.com is recognized as a global leader for content for Internet professionals."
france.internet.com was launched in May of 1999 and is a joint venture between internet.com, VNU and Paris-based La Mine SARL. It is the most comprehensive site providing Internet-specific content for France in vertical categories such as Internet business, Web development, electronic commerce and ISP. france.internet.com has already developed a reputation for providing the most timely, informative news about France's Internet industry.
internet.com Corporation (http://www.internet.com) based in New York, NY, is a leading provider of global real-time news and information resources for Internet industry and Internet technology professionals, Web developers and experienced Internet users. internet.com operates a network of 95 Web sites, 73 e-mail newsletters, 101 online discussion forums and 75 moderated e-mail discussion lists with over 2 million unique visitors that generate more than 90 million page views monthly. Total "views", which include Web site page views, e-mail newsletter views and e-mail discussion list views, are now over 150 million per month. internet.com's global presence includes editions in Arabia, Asia, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, South Africa and the United Kingdom. In addition, internet.com with its related internet.com Venture Fund I and Venture Fund II is an investor in a growing number of business-to-business content sites and related Internet media properties.
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