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(WESTPORT, CT-April 8, 1999) LLC today announced that it acquired and . Both sites are now part of the expanding ( Network of Web sites and related Internet media properties. Terms were not disclosed. is a leading provider of high-end technical information, resources, and tools for Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) software developers and administrators. The site is the leading place on the Web to find comprehensive information on SQL Servers, SMS and other BackOffice products. is a leading search engine for revenue-sharing affiliate programs. Refer-it's database includes descriptions and ratings of over 500 affiliate and bounty programs, including those offered by Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN), CDNow (Nasdaq: CDNW), and Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS). Additionally, the site provides program managers extensive database tools to monitor click-throughs and update their listings in real-time.

"These sites strengthen our strong positions with three key user groups - system administrators, Web developers and Web marketers," said Alan M. Meckler, Chairman and CEO of LLC.

In conjunction with the acquisitions, founder Stephen S. Wynkoop and founder James L. Marciano have joined the staff of "We are fortunate to have Steve and James join our team. We look forward to them contributing to the sites they've created as well as new initiatives," Meckler added., the E-business and Internet Technology Network, includes 51 Web sites, 29 e-mail newsletters, 51 online discussion forums, and 52 moderated e-mail discussion lists for Internet industry and Internet technology professionals, Web developers, and sophisticated Internet users. sites include, which provides daily Internet-specific news; The Electronic Commerce Guide; ServerWatch; The Web Developer's Virtual Library, SearchEngineWatch and Jumbo. More than 1.6 million unique users generate over 40 million views monthly. Interested advertisers should contact Susan Leiterstein, Vice President and Publisher of, at [email protected] or (203) 341-2962. For e-commerce and licensing opportunities, contact David Arganbright, Vice President, Commerce and Licensing, at [email protected] or (203) 341-2858. LLC, based in Westport, Connecticut, is a leading provider of global, daily news and information resources for the Internet community. LLC also publishes the ISDEX, a 100% Internet stock index featuring 50 leading companies.'s global presence includes editions in Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Asia and Israel.

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Hillary Dietz
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(203) 341-2870
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