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(New York, NY - August 30, 2000)-, the Internet Industry Portal, today announced a new bureau to cover the thriving Internet market and community in the greater Chicago area. The site is available at ( (, a Web hosting service, is the sponsor for this site launch.

"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 Chicago'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 Randy Scasny, who joins bringing with him a vast background of editorial experience. "Tremendous resources are being placed in the Internet industry in Chicago and the Midwest, whether in start-ups or traditional companies developing Ecommerce solutions. This is an exciting opportunity to report on the rapidly evolving and expanding Silicon Prairie," says Scasny.

The availability of's regional Internet news content in Chicago is the latest in a series of regional expansion initiatives including recent launches in Los Angeles (, Silicon Valley (, Boston (, Washington D.C. (, Seattle ( 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 (, the Internet Industry Portal, is headquartered in Darien, CT. It 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 130 Web sites, 215 e-mail newsletters, 136 online discussion forums and 78 moderated e-mail discussion lists with over 2.2 million unique visitors that generate over 140 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 200 million per month.'s global presence includes editions for Arabia, Asia, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Espanol, France, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, Taiwan and the United Kingdom., with its related Venture Funds I, II and III, is an investor in a growing number of business-to-business content sites and related Internet media properties.

Interested advertisers should contact the Ad Sales department at [email protected] or (203) 662-2962. For 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]

Mary Ann Boland Corporation
(212) 547-7939
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