INTERNET.COM AND DICE.COM CREATE E-COMMERCE ALLIANCE FOR IT CAREERS(New York, NY- January 31, 2001)-- internet.com (http://www.internet.com, Nasdaq: INTM), The Internet Industry Portal, today announced an exclusive alliance with Dice.com (http://www.dice.com), part of EarthWeb Inc. (Nasdaq: EWBX), and the related launch of a new vertical content channel - the Career Channel (to be launched in February 2001). The cash compensation to be paid by dice.com to internet.com over the 18-month term of this alliance was not disclosed. This agreement follows internet.com's purchase of 14 Web sites and 18 e-mail newsletters from EarthWeb Inc. in December, 2000.
"We're pleased to be joining forces with dice.com to better serve Internet and IT professionals' career development needs. This is a great opportunity to leverage the synergies between our two organizations and generate incremental revenue for internet.com," said Alan M. Meckler, Chairman and CEO of internet.com. "Our new Career Channel will efficiently deliver qualified, job-seeking IT professionals to dice.com and is another valuable service provided to internet.com's user audience by presenting local, regional and national Internet and IT career opportunities."
"This agreement allows us to offer a large, targeted audience of IT professionals to our customers while providing high quality, branded dice.com job listings to internet.com's audience," said Kent Kelderman, Group Vice President at EarthWeb Inc. "Dice.com's powerful combination of advanced search tools and our real-time salary tracker make us a valuable source of information for users of internet.com."
internet.com's Career Channel (http://www.internet.com/sections/jobs) will feature Internet Jobs (http://jobs.internet.com), bostonjobs.internet.com (http://bostonjobs.internet.com), dcjobs.internet.com (http://dcjobs.internet.com), SeattleJobs.internet.com (http://seattlejobs.internet.com), Silicon Alley Jobs (http://www.siliconalleyjobs.com), Silicon Valley Jobs (http://svjobs.internet.com) and jobs.linuxtoday.com (http://jobs.linuxtoday.com). It will also feature InternetCareerResources.com (http://www.internetcareerresources.com), a Web site designed for the Internet job seeker who wants information on how to find, apply for, get and succeed at a dotcom job.
About Dice.com Dice.com (http://www.dice.com) provides online career management services to IT professionals nationwide. Dice.com's employer services are available to companies and recruiters looking for skilled IT professionals. With more than 125,000 jobs currently listed, Dice.com gives job seekers the opportunity to search job listings by region in over 20 key markets including Atlanta, Boston, Dallas and San Francisco. Through the Custom Search Network, dice.com's jobs are also available on sites such as ABCNews.com, Dilbert.com, GirlGeeks.com and UserFriendly.org. Dice.com is part of EarthWeb Inc. (Nasdaq: EWBX, http://www.ewbx.com/), the IT Career Solutions Company TM, a leading online provider of career development resources to the world's Information Technology (IT) professionals.
About internet.com internet.com Corporation (http://www.internet.com), 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. internet.com owns and operates a network of 165 Web sites, over 300 e-mail newsletters, over 400 online discussion forums and more than 100 moderated e-mail discussion lists that generate over 250 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 300 million per month. According to NetRatings, internet.com has over 3.2 million unique users in the United States alone. Over 25% of internet.com's views are from outside of the U.S. internet.com's global presence includes editions for Arabia, Asia, Australia, Canada, China, Espanol, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, Turkey and the United Kingdom.
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