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(New York, NY -April, 24, 2000) -- Corporation (Nasdaq: INTM), The Internet Industry Portal, today reported results for the quarter ended March 31, 2000. Revenues for the first quarter of 2000 increased to $9.6 million, a nearly 500% increase over revenues of $1.6 million for the same period last year. Net income for the first quarter, excluding amortization of intangibles, was $85,000, or $0.00 per share, compared to a net loss of $1.3 million, or $0.08 per share, for the same period last year. Including amortization of intangibles, net loss for the first quarter ended March 31, 2000 was $4.2 million, or $0.17 per share.

"This has been a strong quarter for We successfully completed our follow-on offering on February 1, 2000, which raised net proceeds of nearly $100 million and added favorable research coverage by two leading underwriters: Chase H&Q; and Robertson Stephens. Net proceeds will be used primarily for potential strategic acquisitions, venture capital investments and general corporate purposes," stated Chairman and CEO Alan M. Meckler. "Through a successful combination of acquisitions, organic growth, partnerships and joint ventures, has built a leading, global network of vertical business-to-business (B2B) Web sites and online media properties. By focusing purely on the Internet industry, more than 2.2 million Internet professionals worldwide now depend on our content, community, and commerce services for news and information resources to assist them in their professional work and purchasing decisions."

"We are very pleased with our continued top-line growth that has been fueled by our multiple revenue streams. It is important to note that we have achieved this growth in an efficient and fiscally responsible manner, as we recorded cash net income of $85,000 in our first quarter. Our robust treasury, with over $100 million in cash as of March 31, 2000, coupled with our efficient operating model, leaves us well positioned to continue our growth and to maximize shareholder value," added Meckler.

Acquisitions continued to pursue strategic acquisitions to strengthen its content offerings and services. During the first quarter, completed 14 acquisitions including:,,,,,,,,,, and (including In April, announced the acquisitions of and, which when combined with, makes a leading online marketplace for information and commerce for the Internet domain sector.

New Content Areas and Services continued to expand and strengthen its world-class proprietary content offerings and services with the launch of the following internally developed properties: (a central resource for the Internet Domain name industry), and and, both to track the explosive growth in the venture capital investments in Internet companies. In January 2000, announced the addition of three new Internet content channels, bringing the total number of channels to 12. The most notable addition is the Linux/Open Source Channel, which was created as a result of's expanding coverage of Linux and Open Source technology. This channel integrates's,,,,,, and Web sites. Other new channels include the Windows Internet Technology Channel, a robust collection of Windows resources, and the Internet Lists Channel, a starting point for online directories relevant to the Internet industry. In April, was created to cover Internet and Internet venture capital activities in Silicon Valley and San Francisco.

E-Commerce Agreements and Offerings continued to expand its e-commerce relationships, adding new agreements with many of the Internet's well-known brands. Additional partners added during the quarter included:,,, NetSanity, NoWonder, Qwest, Red Gorilla, ScreamingMedia,, TelekomNet, Verza and In April, announced additional agreements with, Pagoo, and

International Expansion continued to expand its global presence with the development of English and non-English language Internet media properties. During the first quarter, launched and further expanded continued its international expansion with a new Chinese version and the addition of a French news feed,, to its existing French site. Alliances were announced with:, Australia's leading Internet portal (NineMSN, is a joint venture between Microsoft and ecorp), Yahoo! France, Microsoft's MSN French Web portal, French online publication Liberation and intranet portal Mediapps' France edition. As part of the agreements, is providing daily Internet technology and industry news from its France edition -- also announced the launch of German Tech Stock Weekly, a new English language e-mail newsletter providing up-to-date information on Internet and technology stocks in the Neuer Market, Germany's rapidly growing High-Tech stock exchange.'s global network of Web sites now consists of international properties in Arabia, Asia, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, South Africa and the United Kingdom.

Venture Fund Investments Venture Fund II LLC continued to expand its portfolio of early stage business-to-business content Internet companies. During the first quarter, Venture Fund II made the following investments:,,,,,,,,, and Venture Fund I LLC announced the pending acquisition of one of its portfolio companies, by (Nasdaq: GOTO), which will bring Venture Fund I an estimated $3.0 million in common stock. is one of the nine Venture Fund I portfolio companies. Venture Fund I investment, (formerly the GoPDA network) secured $15 million in additional equity funding from Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst Incorporated and Q Ventures. This funding will enable to accelerate the execution of its wireless and business-to-business strategies. Another Venture Fund I investment,, secured $3 million in additional equity funding from SpaceVest and Northstar Capital. "The additional funding received by these companies demonstrates that our strategy of investing in early stage vertical content sites continues to be on target," stated Meckler. Venture Fund I and Fund II have invested in 33 Internet properties to date. Both funds were formed to invest in early-stage online content providers serving targeted markets that follow the strategy of, but are not competitive to, is the portfolio manager of Venture Fund I and Fund II and is an investor in both funds. continues to hold the added benefit of being a public operating company in the Internet space that also extends value to its stockholders by having an Internet venture capital arm.

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, 155 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.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding Corporation's business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The forward-looking statements included herein are made as of the date of this press release, and assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements after the date hereof. Corporation

Consolidated Balance Sheets

December 31, 1999 and March 31, 2000

(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

December 31, 1999
March 31, 2000
Current assets:      
Cash and cash equivalents $ 17,943   $100,803
Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $712 and $1,402, respectively 5,568   7,783
Prepaid expenses and other 347   732
Total current assets 23,858   109,408
Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation

of $688 and $1,069, respectively

3,221   4,248
Intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization

of $688 and $14,761, respectively

39,086   47,416
Investments in venture funds 1,855   2,349
Other assets 370   570
Total assets $68,390   $163,991
Current liabilities:      
Accounts payable $ 1,635   $1,033
Accrued payroll and related expenses 1,441   1,436
Accrued expenses and other 2,096   2,744
Accrued Web site acquisition payments 6,462   7,645
Deferred revenues 403   718
Total current liabilities 12,037   13,576
Accrued Web site acquisition payments 338   279
Total liabilities 12,375   13,855
Commitments and contingencies -   -
Stockholders’ equity:      

Preferred stock, $.01 par value, 4,000,000 shares authorized,
no shares issued and outstanding
Common stock, $.01 par value, 75,000,000 shares authorized,
23,334,520 and 25,086,520 shares issued and outstanding
at December 31, 1999 and March 31, 2000, respectively
Additional paid-in capital
Accumulated deficit
Total stockholders' equity
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity



$163,991 Corporation

Consolidated Statements of Operations
For the Three Months Ended March 31, 1999 and 2000
(in thousands, except per share amounts)

Three Months Ended

March 31,

Revenues $ 1,612   $ 9,645
Cost of revenues 1,117   4,225
Gross profit 495   5,420
Operating expenses:      
Advertising, promotion and selling 928   4,032
General and administrative 773   1,921
Depreciation 82   381
Amortization 1,938   4,333
Total operating expenses 3,721   10,667
Operating loss (3,226)   (5,247)
Minority interest -   46
Equity income (loss) -   (91)
Interest income (expense), net (32)   1,089
Income (loss) before income taxes (3,258)   (4,203)
Provision for income taxes -   45
Net loss $ (3,258)   $ (4,248)
Basic and diluted income (loss) per share, excluding amortization $ (0.08)   $ 0.00
Basic and diluted loss per share $ (0.20)   $ (0.17)
Weighted average number of common shares

(1) Represents the combined financial data of predecessor business and Corporation

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

For the Three Months Ended March 31, 1999 and 2000


(in thousands)

Three Months Ended

March 31,

Cash flows from operating activities:      
Net loss $ (3,258)   $(4,428)
Adjustments to reconcile net cash used in operations-      
Depreciation and amortization 2,020 4,714
Provision for losses on accounts receivable 67 690
Minority interest - (46)
Equity income (losses) - 91
Changes in assets and liabilities -      
Accounts receivable, net (7)   (2,868)
Prepaid expenses and other (219)   (585)
Accounts payable and accrued expenses 1,014 234
Deferred revenues 310 263
Net cash used in operating activities (73)   (1,755)
Cash flows from investing activities:
Additions to property and equipment (370) (1,394)
Acquisitions of Web sites, related Internet media properties and other (1,085)   (11,775)
Investments in venture funds - (585)
Net cash used in investing activities (1,455) (13,754)
Cash flows from financing activities:      
Proceeds from issuance of common stock, net -   98,341
Proceeds from exercise of stock options -   28
Contributions from Mecklermedia Corporation 1,670   -
Borrowings under line of credit 1,465 -
Payments for line of credit (1,500)   -
Net cash provided by financing activities 1,635   498,369
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 107   82,860
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 129   17,973
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 236   $ 1100,803
Supplemental disclosures of cash flow:      
Cash paid for interest $ 32   $ -
Cash paid for income taxes $ -   $ 47

(1) Represents the combined financial data of predecessor business and

Contact: Corporation

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