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(WESTPORT, CT - October 25, 1999) - (Nasdaq: INTM), the E-Business and Internet Technology Network (, today announced that it has acquired (, a leading e-commerce site which sells hardware, software and other products geared for the Linux and Open Source community. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

The acquisition is part of's ongoing commitment to further develop its growing network of Linux resources. Recently, acquired, edited by founder Dwight Johnson. The site will complement's, of which Linux veteran Kevin Reichard is managing editor.

"Our objective is to provide the Linux and Open Source communities with superior content, community and commerce services," said chairman and CEO Alan M. Meckler. "As software and hardware merchants like Red Hat (Nasdaq: RHAT), Caldera, Cygnus and SuSE, Inc. continue to accelerate the popularity of the Linux-based operating system, sites like will amplify this growth by making Linux products and services available at discount prices."

"We are excited about being a part of's growing position in the Linux community," said founder Bradley Glonka. "This will allow us to expand our product offering and serve the Linux community with an even higher standard of customer service." was founded by Glonka and Jim Gray in 1998 and is located in Clinton Township, Michigan. Glonka and Gray will continue to manage the site. 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. operates a network of 78 Web sites, 70 e-mail newsletters, 101 online discussion forums and 73 moderated e-mail discussion lists with over 1.8 million unique visitors that generate more than 75 million page views monthly. Total "views", which include Web site page views, e-mail newsletter views and e-mail discussion list views, are now over 130 million per month.'s global presence includes editions in Canada, China, the United Kingdom, Arabia, Australia, Asia, France, Japan and Israel. In addition, with its related Venture Fund I has become a significant investor in a growing number of business-to-business content sites and related Internet media properties.

Interested advertisers should contact the Ad Sales department 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.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding Corporation's business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Prospectus dated June 25, 1999, Annual Report or Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year.

For more information contact:

Nicole Catalano
(203) 341-2870
[email protected]

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