INTERNET.COM ACQUIRES SOLARISGUIDE.COM AND DEVWIRE.COM WEB SITES; NEW SITES EXTEND INTERNET.COM'S LEADING POSITION IN INTERNET TECHNOLOGY CONTENT(WESTPORT, CT - October 11, 1999) - internet.com (Nasdaq: INTM), The E-Business and Internet Technology Network, today announced the acquisitions of Solarisguide.com and the devWire.com network (http://www.devwire.com) of technical news sites. devWire.com includes ASPWire.com, CEWire.com, SQLWire.com and VBWire.com. The properties have been incorporated into the internet.com Network, extending the company's leading position in business-to-business Internet industry content on the Web. Terms were not disclosed.
"We are excited about the editorial expertise and the industry knowledge that these sites bring to their respective communities and the value these sites offer advertisers," said internet.com chairman and CEO Alan M. Meckler. "internet.com will aggressively continue to acquire sites and related Internet media properties that are designed to generate revenue, increase traffic and support the verticality of the internet.com Network model."
Solarisguide.com (http://www.solarisguide.com) is a leading online information resource about Sun Microsystem's (Nasdaq: SUNW) Solaris operating system, featuring technical manuals, FAQs and news.
devWire.com is a highly respected news aggregator and information resource dedicated to Internet technology, consisting of the following Web sites:
ASPWire.com-Active Server Pages News and Information
CEWire.com-Windows CE News and Information
SQLWire.com-SQL Server News and Information
VBWire.com-Visual Basic News and Information
The acquisitions complement internet.com's Internet Technology Channel, which features some of the most respected Internet Technology resources in the industry including ASPWatch.com, ServerWatch.com, Swynk.com, Ecommerce-Guide.com, LinuxPlanet.com, 15Seconds.com and the recently acquired BHS.com.
internet.com Corporation, based in Westport, Connecticut, is a leading provider of global real-time news and information resources for Internet industry and Internet technology professionals, Web developers and experienced Internet users. internet.com operates a network of 75 Web sites, 49 E-mail newsletters, 55 online discussion forums and 52 moderated E-mail discussion lists with over 1.8 million unique visitors that generate more than 60 million page views monthly. Total "views", which include Web site page views, e-mail newsletter views and e-mail discussion list views, are now well over 100 million per month. internet.com's global presence includes editions in Canada, China, the United Kingdom, Arabia, Australia, Asia, France, Japan and Israel. In addition, internet.com with its related internet.com Venture Fund I has become a significant investor in a growing number of business-to-business content sites and related Internet media properties.
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