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(New York, NY- October 16, 2000)- Corporation (Nasdaq: INTM), the Internet Industry Portal, today launched a new bureau to cover the thriving Internet market and community in the greater Phoenix area. The site is available at ( and joins eight other regional sites launched by

"While the Internet virtually eliminates geographic boundries for businesses, the need for regional Internet news and resources has only intensified," said chairman and CEO Alan M. Meckler. " marks our ninth regional site and will serve as a gateway to the Southwest's developing Internet community."

The site will be under the direction of Managing Editor Sandra Kay Helsel, who brings with her over a decade of high-tech editorial experience to Helsel has held top editorial positions at VR World, Multimedia Review, IRIS Universe Magazine and VR News. She has also authored numerous books, market directories and textbooks. "The Great American Southwest, with Phoenix as the hub, is experiencing dynamic growth and expansion with the Internet industry keeping pace. It's a significant opportunity to be part of this growth with's coverage," says Helsel.

The availability of's regional news content in the Phoenix area is the latest in a series of regional expansion initiatives in the U.S. including recent launches in Miami (, Los Angeles (, Silicon Valley (, Boston (, Washington D.C. (, Seattle (, Chicago ( and's pre-existing site ( serving the Internet scene in New York's Silicon Alley. also has nearly two dozen international sites and 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 138 Web sites, 253 e-mail newsletters, 136 online discussion forums and 78 moderated e-mail discussion lists that generate over 170 million page views monthly. Total "views," which include Web site page views, e-mail newsletter views and e-mail discussion list views, are over 225 million per month. According to NetRatings, has nearly 3 million unique users in the United States alone. Over 25% of's views are from outside of the U.S.'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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