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Virtual Goods Summit West features Facebook, Microsoft, and Zynga, October 12-13 in San Francisco

(New York, NY - September 21, 2010)  Mediabistro (a division of WebMediaBrands Inc., Nasdaq: WEBM) and Charles Hudson announce the addition of Facebook, Microsoft, and Zynga to the 4th annual Virtual Goods Summit speaker lineup.

The Virtual Goods Summit, October 12-13, 2010 at Moscone West in San Francisco is the largest conference and expo devoted to virtual goods. The conference includes speakers and sessions designed to bring the community together to share lessons learned and a look at the future of the industry.

Deborah Liu, Manager of Product Marketing for Facebook Credits and Games, will give attendees a glimpse into the future of the social network's official currency. Ben Smith, Director of Program Management for Xbox LIVE, will focus on innovation and user experience. Mark Skaggs, Farmville Lead Designer and VP of Product Development for Zynga, will share experiences from the social gaming trenches, and what works in game development.

Additional presenting companies include Playdom, IMVU, Ernst & Young, Playfish, Crowdstar, PerfectWorld, Shufflebrain, Booyah, HealthTap, Playspan, and more.

The conference is sponsored by Offerpal Media, Playspan, SuperRewards, deal united, Norwest Venture Partners, Dragonplay, Trialpay, MyYearbook, WildTangent, Atlas Interactive, Daopay, hi5, MobileFirst, PaymentOne, PayPal, Pillsbury, RockYou, Sometrics, 6waves, and Zong.

For a complete list of speakers and the agenda, visit

For sponsorship and exhibit information, contact:
Frank Fazio
(203) 662-2887
[email protected]

For information about events, contact:
Charlene Caronan
(212) 547-7888
[email protected]

About WebMediaBrands Inc.
WebMediaBrands Inc. (Nasdaq: WEBM, is an Internet media company that provides content, education, trade shows, and online job board services to media and business professionals. The Company’s online business includes: (i), a leading blog network providing content, career, and educational resources about major media markets and industry verticals including new media, TV news, advertising, public relations, publishing, design, mobile, and the semantic web; (ii) and, providing industry-leading content about the latest developments in social media, social networks, and social gaming; (iii) other leading content websites including AgencySpy, PRNewser, eBookNewser, BrandsoftheWorld, GalleyCat, and TVNewser; and (iv) e-commerce websites including and The Company’s educational offerings include online and in-person courses, panels, certificate programs, and video subscription libraries for media and business professionals on topics including social media, journalism, advertising, design, publishing, Web content, video, and more.  WebMediaBrands’s trade shows include Think Mobile, Smartphone Games Summit, Social Gaming Summit, Virtual Goods Summit, eBook Summit, Semantic Web Summit, Freemium Summit, Social Developer Summit, Mediabistro Circus and Mediabistro Career Circus. The Company’s business also includes an industry-leading job board for media and business professionals focusing on job categories such as social media, online/new media, publishing, public relations/marketing, advertising, sales, design, television and more.

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Amanda Barrett
Director of Marketing
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