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(New York, NY- December 6, 2000) - Corporation (Nasdaq: INTM), the Internet Industry Portal, today announced that it has acquired (, ( and ( Acquisition terms for these sites were not disclosed. These acquisitions bring the total number of Web sites to 150 on the network.

About ( helps users discover Extensible Markup Language ("XML") and learn how this Internet technology can solve real-world problems in information management and electronic commerce. provides users with articles and information, a discussion forum, useful links, tutorials and examples. serves both users who are already working with XML and those HTML users who want to upgrade to XML's power and complexity. is now part of's Web Developer Channel.

About ( provides users with coverage of all aspects of Microsoft Active Server Pages ("ASP") technology. The site offers users the latest ASP news and articles, samples, discussion forums, resources, puzzles, links and more. is now part of's Windows Internet Technology Channel.

About ( is another site for Microsoft Active Server Pages developers that provides its users with the latest headlines and articles, a message board and chat, a comprehensive FAQ section, links to other helpful Active Server Page Web sites and a free e-mail newsletter. has received numerous awards including being named the best ASP Web site of 1998 by and will complement's other Active Server Pages technology sites which include: (, ( and ( is now part of's Windows Internet Technology Channel.

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. owns and operates a network of 150 Web sites, 272 e-mail newsletters, 136 online discussion forums and over 100 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 230 million per month. According to NetRatings, has over 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, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, Turkey 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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