INTERNET.COM ACQUIRES MYDESKTOP NETWORK OF WEB SITES(Westport, CT -May 25, 1999)-internet.com LLC, The E-Business and Internet Technology Network, has acquired the Toronto-based MyDesktop network of seven Web sites and eight e-mail newsletters. The MyDesktop properties are now part of internet.com's expanding network of Web sites and related Internet media properties. Terms were not disclosed.
The MyDesktop properties are respected sources of information about the Internet and computing. MyDesktop network includes:
- MyDesktop.com - a vertical content site for sophisticated Internet users.
"MyDesktop is an outstanding addition to internet.com. These sites fit well with our community of Internet industry and technology professionals, Web developers and experienced Internet users," said Alan M. Meckler, Chairman and CEO of internet.com LLC.
MyDesktop was run principally by Albert Lai, Michael Furdyk and Michael Hayman. All three will continue to manage the MyDesktop network. "We look forward to working with internet.com to continue to build the MyDesktop properties," said Lai. "The synergy with internet.com is fantastic."
internet.com, the E-business and Internet Technology Network, includes 61 Web sites, 43 e-mail newsletters, 55 online discussion forums, and 52 moderated e-mail discussion lists for Internet industry and Internet technology professionals, Web developers and experienced Internet users. internet.com sites include InternetNews.com, which provides daily Internet-specific news; The Electronic Commerce Guide, ServerWatch; ISP-Planet, 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 internet.com, 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.
internet.com LLC, based in Westport, Connecticut, is a leading provider of global, daily news and information resources for the Internet community. internet.com LLC also publishes the ISDEX, a 100% Internet stock index featuring 50 leading companies. internet.com's global presence includes http://canada.internet.com, Canada's premier news and information resource site for Internet professionals, as well as editions in the United Kingdom, Arabia, Australia, Asia and Israel.
All current internet.com LLC press releases can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.internet.com/corporate/press.html.