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WebMediaBrands' SEMANTIC TECHNOLOGY & BUSINESS CONFERENCE Returns to San Francisco, June 3 - 7, With Largest Event to Date

New York, NY - April 26, 2012 - WebMediaBrands Inc., (Nasdaq:WEBM) today announced that its Semantic Technology & Business Conference (#SemTechBiz) is returning to San Francisco, where it will run from June 3 - 7 at the Hilton San Francisco, Union Square. The event will gather forward-thinking technology and business leaders from around the world to explore the challenges and opportunities in this rapidly evolving sector.

Co-presented by, this year's SemTechBiz has been designed as a five-day program that will feature case studies, innovative panels, tutorials, and keynotes that will provide participants with practical advice, hands-on guidance, and breakthrough approaches to solving business problems. Topics to be addressed include:

  • How Semantic Information Integration is transforming the Healthcare Sector
  • How Semantic Technology can Prevent Legal Risks and Damages
  • How to Develop a Semantic Strategy for a Large Enterprise
  • How Adaptive Semantic Techniques are used to Deliver High-Impact Real-time Information
  • How to Transform Enterprise Data Islands into Linked and Living Knowledge

Other hot topics include big data, linked data, business intelligence and analytics, content management, enterprise data management, semantic wikis, social networks, web services, and more.

"As semantic technology is being creatively and strategically applied to solve a wide range of issues across diverse industries, our event represents a unique opportunity for business stakeholders to meet with the true innovators in this sector," said Eric Franzon, Editor and VP of Community of "This year's SemTechBiz is our largest event to date, at which our attendees will learn how to harness the considerable power of semantic tech for their own businesses."

This year's event will also feature a start-up competition, a career corner, and an exhibit hall that offers attendees a first-hand look at the latest technologies and solutions from the industry's leading companies.

Along with Platinum Sponsor Ontotext, additional companies include Gold Sponsors IBM and Revelytix; Silver Sponsors ai-one, Be Informed, Cambridge Semantics, Cray, Elsevier, fluid Operations, Orbis Technologies, PoolParty, Profium, and Top Quadrant. Additional exhibitors and sponsors include Expert System, Fynydd, iQser, Knowledge Based System, Sindice Tech, SkyTECH Solutions, SYSTAP, and Clark & Parsia.

For complete event information, schedules, and registration, please visit For inquiries on sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, please contact Frank Fazio at [email protected]. For event news and updates, follow on Twitter via @semanticweb.

About WebMediaBrands Inc.

WebMediaBrands Inc. (Nasdaq: WEBM) (, headquartered in New York, NY, is a leading Internet media company that provides content, education, and career services to social media, traditional media, and creative professionals through a portfolio of vertical online properties, communities, and trade shows. The Company's online business includes: (i), a leading blog network providing content, education, community, and career resources (including the industry's leading online job board) about major media industry verticals including new media, social media, Facebook, TV news, advertising, public relations, publishing, design, and mobile; (ii), a leading network of online properties providing original market research, data services, news, and job listings on the Facebook platform, on social gaming, and on mobile applications ecosystems; and (iii, a leading blog providing content, education, community resources and career resources on the commercialization and application of Semantic Technologies, Linked Data and Big Data. The Company's online business also includes community, membership and e-commerce offerings including a freelance listing service, a marketplace for designing and purchasing logos ( and premium membership services. The Company's trade show and educational offerings include conferences, online and in-person courses, and video subscription libraries on topics covered by the Company's online business.

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