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07/24/2001

IDG and eBay Develop Marketing, Cross-Promotional Program

BOSTON, MA – JULY 24, 2001 – International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading IT media and information services company, today announced a marketing and cross-promotional agreement with eBay® (Nasdaq: EBAY), The World's Online Trading Community (TM).

Through this deal, users of IDG.net, IDG's Technology Directory, are now able to link directly to eBay and buy technology products they read about on IDG web sites – including handhelds/PDAs, notebooks, monitors and scanners, as well as enterprise computing products such as servers, switches and routers. The agreement encompasses promotional banner ads, print ads and web site sponsorships across eBay and IDG print and online properties.

"This agreement is the first step in raising awareness of the value each company brings to technology professionals who increasingly rely on trusted online resources to make purchase decisions," said Jeff Julian, president and publisher, IDG.net. "We look forward to continuing to work with eBay on future opportunities that provide valuable content and resources to the growing audience of technology buyers we are both committed to serving."

"We are excited to offer eBay's great value and broad product selection to IDG's loyal audience of technology enthusiasts and IT professionals." said Jordan Glazier, director of business development, at eBay "We are also excited to offer the eBay community the ability to easily tap into IDG's broad range of informational tools and resources to enable our users to make well-informed purchase decisions,".

About International Data Group (IDG)

Headquartered in Boston, International Data Group (IDG) informs more people worldwide about information technology than any other company. With annual revenues of $3.1 billion, IDG is the leading global provider of IT media, research, conferences and events. IDG publishes more than 300 newspapers and magazines and 4,000 book titles in 85 countries, led by the Computerworld/InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, PC World, and CIO global product lines. IDG.net (www.idg.net), IDG's Technology Directory, covers the world's largest network of technology-specific web sites, comprised of more than 300 IDG sites in 70 countries. IDG also produces 168 technology-related events including IDG World Expo's Macworld Conference & Expo. Research arm IDC provides computer industry research and analysis through 51 offices in 43 countries. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com.

 

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