INTERNET.COM EXPANDS GLOBAL REACH WITH FOREIGN LANGUAGE WEB SITES IN BELGIUM, SPAIN, LATIN AMERICA, THE NETHERLANDS AND TAIWAN
(NEW YORK, NY--April 27, 2000) -- As part of its ongoing international expansion, internet.com (Nasdaq: INTM), the Internet Industry Portal, today unveiled four new international business-to-business portals for the Internet industry-- espanol.internet.com (http://espanol.internet.com or http://es.internet.com) serving Spain and Latin America, belgium.internet.com (http://belgium.internet.com or http://www.be.internet.com), netherlands.internet.com (http://netherlands.internet.com or http://nl.internet.com) and taiwan.internet.com (http://taiwan.internet.com). All four sites will be incorporated into internet.com's growing portfolio of global properties, now consisting of 16 international editions.
espanol.internet.com, belgium.internet.com and netherlands.internet.com are part of the joint venture between internet.com Corporation and VNU Business Publishing Europe, and are offered in the Spanish, Dutch and French, and Dutch languages, respectively. taiwan.internet.com is a joint venture between internet.com Corporation and InteLink Taiwan Corporation and is offered in the Chinese language.
Similar to other global internet.com properties, each international property delivers Internet industry content and coverage in the primary local language by "on the ground" local journalists in their respective regions, as well as relevant content from the North American edition. Each property follows internet.com's vertical channel approach, with content-specific channels covering the entire Internet industry via News, Finance, Web Development, E-commerce, Product Releases and Internet Service categories, and includes specialized directories with links to local resources for Web developers, IT professionals and other Internet professionals.
"internet.com is the number one information portal for the Internet industry throughout the world. We will continue to build the internet.com brand through internal development and alliances in international markets," said internet.com chairman and CEO Alan M. Meckler. " We are thrilled to be closely working with VNU and InteLink to provide the best-of-breed content and services to the exploding Internet market in these regions and throughout the world."
Ruud Bakker, Chairman and CEO of VNU Business Publishing Europe commented, "Within a few months since announcing our alliance, internet.com and VNU have been able to strengthen their presence in Europe, now having local sites in five European countries. The move into Latin America with daily news coverage from four major Spanish speaking countries will again give us first mover advantage in one of the hottest Internet markets of the world."
For international opportunities contact Mitch Eisenberg at (203) 662-2800 or [email protected]. Interested advertisers should contact the Ad Sales department 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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