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(New York, NY - September 11, 2000)- Corporation (Nasdaq: INTM), the Internet Industry Portal, today announced that it has acquired the ClickZ Network of ( Web sites and related Internet advertising and marketing properties and the ClickZ conferences. The consideration for this acquisition totals $16.0 million in a combination of $10.0 million in cash and $6.0 million in restricted common stock, with additional cash and restricted common stock consideration to be paid based on future performance.

The ClickZ Network offers cutting-edge commentary from industry insiders as well as original case studies and unique insight on affiliate marketing, b2b marketing, brand marketing, digital living, ebusiness reports, ecommerce commentary, email marketing and email marketing case studies, emarketing statistics and strategies, media buying, planning and selling, search engine optimization and small business advice. reaches media buyers and planners, Web and email advertising firms, list vendors and agencies, ad and commerce based publishers, and Web developers each business day.'s advertisers and sponsors include DoubleClick, Engage, Hewlett Packard, MessageMedia, Winstar Interactive, FloNetwork, Commission Junction, Qualcomm, and Burst! Media, to name a few.

"This is the most significant acquisition has made to date., with a staff of over 25 employees and freelancers, has built a solid reputation throughout the industry and the world as a leading resource for news and analysis about the online marketing and advertising industries. The ClickZ Network is an ideal fit with's other Internet marketing resources, including, and the Internet Advertising Report. We now cover every angle within the emarketing category," said Alan M. Meckler, Chairman and CEO of "Furthermore, adds a critical audience to the network and we are now positioned to extend the marketing objectives of our advertisers and ecommerce partners even further. We envision tremendous synergies with and and we are very excited that this entire team is joining us. We expect that this acquisition will immediately be accretive to on a cash earnings basis and, on a bottom line basis, due to the amortization of acquired intangibles over a three year life, we anticipate a dilution to earnings."

"The acquisition, combined with's existing emarketing resources, solidifies its position as a leading provider of content and information serving the online advertising and marketing industries," said Andy Bourland, CEO and Publisher of the ClickZ Network. "We are excited to now be part of the network and we look forward to working with the team. We have always respected the world-class quality of's editorial content and think that this is a perfect home for" added Ann Handley, President and Chief Content Officer of the ClickZ Network.

The Internet media properties will be integrated into's Ecommerce/Marketing Channel which is also home to other prominent Web sites including: AdResource (, allNetResearch (, Cyberatlas (, (, (, (, (, InternetDay (, Internet Advertising Report (, Refer-It (, Search Engine Watch ( and TurboAds (

About In addition to its network of Web sites and related Internet media properties, produces conferences throughout the year focusing on online marketing and advertising. "B2B Email Strategies" will be held September 13-14th at the Millenium Broadway Hotel in New York City, followed by "B2C Email Strategies" on November 14-15th in Long Beach, CA. For information about registration and sponsorships, go to (

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 131 Web sites, 220 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 Susan Leiterstein, Vice President and Publisher of, 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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