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(NEW YORK, NY--April 27, 2000) -- As part of its ongoing international expansion, (Nasdaq: INTM), the Internet Industry Portal, today unveiled four new international business-to-business portals for the Internet industry-- ( or serving Spain and Latin America, ( or, ( or and ( All four sites will be incorporated into's growing portfolio of global properties, now consisting of 16 international editions., and are part of the joint venture between Corporation and VNU Business Publishing Europe, and are offered in the Spanish, Dutch and French, and Dutch languages, respectively. is a joint venture between Corporation and InteLink Taiwan Corporation and is offered in the Chinese language.

Similar to other global 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'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.

" is the number one information portal for the Internet industry throughout the world. We will continue to build the brand through internal development and alliances in international markets," said 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, 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."

About Interlink:
InteLink Taiwan Corporation is a Republic of China corporation with its principal office in Taipei. InteLink is one of the founders of GourmetNet (, a leading Web site for gourmet-related information in China and a portfolio company of Venture Fund II.

About VNU:
VNU is one of the world's leading publishing and information companies and has leading market positions in magazines, directories, educational publishing and business information in Europe and the USA. Worldwide, VNU employs approximately 15,000 people and has annual revenues of more than US$ 2.8 billion. VNU publishes such leading print magazines as: Computing (U.K.), Informatique (France), Computer Reseller News (U.K., France), ComputerActive (U.K.), Billboard (U.S.), Hollywood Reporter (U.S.), and Adweek (U.S.).

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 111 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, Belgium, Canada, China, Espanol, France, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, The Netherlands, South Africa, Taiwan 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.

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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For more information contact:
Steve Rubel
Schwartz Public Relations
(212) 677-8700 x23
[email protected]

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