INTERNET.COM EXPANDS INTERNATIONAL PRESENCE IN FRANCE(Westport, CT-May 26, 1999)- internet.com, the E-business and Internet Technology Network, today launched france.internet.com . This French language site is the newest member of internet.com's growing family of regional and country-specific Web sites, providing local Internet news and resources as well as access to leading resources from the internet.com Network.
France.internet.com is a joint venture between internet.com LLC and Paris-based Web publishing and consulting firm La Mine. As part of the joint venture, La Mine will contribute its French Internet news site Metanews.net and opt-in e-mail newsletter. Metanews.net is one of the first vertical content sites in France to offer news and resources for Internet professionals, Web developers and sophisticated Internet users. There are currently over 4,200 subscribers to the French language e-mail newsletter. The france.internet.com Web site will make its formal debut at the leading Internet trade show and conference in France--Internet World Expo France '99 in Paris on May 26-27, 1999.
"Now France will have a French language daily Web site focused on those making their living in and around the Internet industry, " stated Alan M. Meckler, Chairman and CEO of internet.com LLC. "We are excited to have the opportunity to create a French language version of internet.com in conjunction with the experienced La Mine team."
"There is quite a buzz developing in France around the Internet," said Vincent Fournout, CEO of La Mine SARL. "The population of Internet professionals is growing every day and a real need has developed for a news, resources and services site on the French speaking Web. france.internet.com will really fill that void and benefit from a first mover advantage in becoming a leader in that vertical portal category."
internet.com, the E-business and Internet Technology Network, includes 62 Web sites, 44 e-mail newsletters, 55 online discussion forums, and 52 moderated e-mail discussion lists for Internet industry and Internet technology professionals, Web developers and sophisticated Internet users. internet.com sites include InternetNews.com, which provides daily Internet-specific news; The Electronic Commerce Guide, ServerWatch; WDVL, 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 editions in Arabia, Asia, Australia, Canada, Israel and the United Kingdom.
Paris-based La Mine is an Internet consulting company specialized in portal site consulting, content providing and establishing Internet brands in Europe. La Mine's team is made up of journalists, Net analysts, and Internet marketing experts. La Mine's achievements include producing the MSN France directory, the corporate portal UUNET/MCI Worldcom, and the directory for the French search engine ECILA.
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