INT MEDIA GROUP ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF INSTANTMESSAGINGPLANET.COM AND VOICEXMLPLANET.COM(New York, NY - November 5, 2001) - INT Media Group, Incorporated (Nasdaq: INTM) today announced the launch of two new internally developed Web sites, InstantMessagingPlanet.com (www.instantmessagingplanet.com) and VoiceXMLPlanet.com (www.voicexmlplanet.com). The Company also announced that it will launch trade shows aligned with these Web sites in the coming months.
"We recognize that more and more companies are adding instant messaging, voice recognition and voice response systems to their Web applications as the world is becoming more mobile," stated Alan M. Meckler, Chairman and CEO of INT Media Group. "By launching InstantMessagingPlanet.com and VoiceXMLPlanet.com we are helping businesses that are leveraging these exciting new technologies."
InstantMessagingPlanet.com focuses on the enterprise side of the instant messaging (IM) world with daily news, features, case studies and corporate profiles of companies in the field. InstantMessagingPlanet.com analyzes how companies use instant messaging and associated technologies to conduct business, and the specific obstacles/problems they face with using IM technology in our connected world. InstantMessagingPlanet.com can be found on internet.com's EarthWeb Channel.
VoiceXMLPlanet.com provides up-to-date news, information resources and discussion forums covering the popular new VoiceXML programming language. VoiceXML technology allows a user to interact with the Internet through voice recognition technology by using a voice browser and/or the telephone. Using VXML, the user interacts with voice browser by listening to audio output that is either pre-recorded or computer-synthesized and submitting audio input through the user's natural speaking voice or through a keypad, such as a telephone. VoiceXMLPlanet.com can be found on internet.com's Web Developer Channel.
About INT Media Group
INT Media Group (Nasdaq: INTM), headquartered in Darien, CT, is a leading provider of global real-time news, information and media resources for Internet industry and information technology professionals, Web developers and experienced Internet users. INT Media Group includes the internet.com and EarthWeb Network of 160 Web sites and 225 e-mail newsletters that generate 225 million page views monthly. INT Media Group events include nearly 40 offline internet.com and Intermedia Group seminars on Internet and IT-specific topics that are aligned with our Network of Web sites and e-mail newsletters. In addition, INT Media Group recently launched its CyberAtlas Research Division that publishes research reports analyzing the Internet and information technologies sectors worldwide.
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