INTERNET.COM LAUNCHES SWEDEN.INTERNET.COM(New York, NY - February 8, 2001) - As part of its international expansion, internet.com Corporation (Nasdaq: INTM), the Internet Industry Portal, today unveiled a new international business-to-business portal for the Internet and IT industries - Sweden.internet.com (http://sweden.internet.com/). internet.com also announced the acquisition of a Swedish Web site and e-mail newsletters focused on the Internet and information technology from Pagina Forlags AB. The acquired site (http://www.paginova.com) will be incorporated into Sweden.internet.com. Lauri Pappinen, the founder of Paginova.com, will write for Sweden.internet.com. Terms of this acquisition were not disclosed. Sweden.internet.com is in the Swedish language and has been incorporated into internet.com's portfolio of global Internet media properties, now consisting of 21 international editions.
"The Internet continues to flourish worldwide. We realized that a technologically advanced country like Sweden has a tremendous need for news and information about new technologies and trends affecting the Internet and IT industries," said internet.com Chairman and CEO Alan M. Meckler. "The addition of Sweden.internet.com meets Sweden's need and further complements our aggressive global strategy."
In addition to local Swedish and Scandinavian Internet industry reporting, Sweden.internet.com (http://sweden.internet.com) will carry a full complement of international news, industry links, specialized directories for Internet and IT professionals, along with sections on finance, Web development, e-commerce and product releases. The Web site launch is accompanied by several targeted e-mail newsletters, including those acquired as part of the purchase of Paginova.com.
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