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(NEW YORK, NY--April 18, 2000) (Nasdaq: INTM), the Internet Industry Portal, today launched a new bureau to cover the thriving Internet and Internet venture capital activities in Silicon Valley and San Francisco. The site is available at ( and ( The site launch is sponsored by InReach Internet (

"We've experienced tremendous success integrating our Internet news properties throughout selective regions of the U.S. and we are now delighted to extend our news and information resources to Silicon Valley's Internet scene. This will be the area's first in-depth, online publication exclusively focused on the local Internet industry," said chairman and CEO Alan M. Meckler.

The site will be under the direction of managing editor David Needle, a well-known figure in the San Francisco Bay Area high tech journalism scene. Needle has been covering high tech in Silicon Valley since 1983 for such publications as Infoworld, Byte, Computer Currents, PC World, Forbes ASAP and Upside. He was recently the West Coast Bureau Chief for InformationWeek.

"I'm excited about the opportunity to launch and grow," said Needle. "Bay Area computer professionals and business leaders are drowning in technology news from a multitude of sources. We will provide a targeted source of informed reporting about the Internet as it applies to and effects the Bay Area, including the important news of the day, insightful commentary, analysis, movers and shakers, and others."

The availability of's regional Internet news content in Silicon Valley is the latest in a series of regional expansion initiatives including recent launches in Boston (, Washington D.C. ( and's pre-existing site ( serving the Internet scene in New York's Silicon Alley. also announced plans to roll out several other bureaus in coming months.

About ( Corporation (Nasdaq: INTM) 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. operates a network of 107 Web sites, 132 e-mail newsletters, 117 online discussion forums and 78 moderated e-mail discussion lists with over 2.2 million unique visitors that generate more than 130 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 185 million per month.'s global presence includes editions in Arabia, Asia, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, South Africa and the United Kingdom. In addition, with its related 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.

Interested advertisers should contact Susan Leiterstein, Vice President and Publisher of, at [email protected] or (203) 662-2962. For e-commerce and licensing opportunities, contact David Arganbright, Vice President, Commerce and Licensing, at [email protected] or (203) 662-2858.

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