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01/12/2007

Macworld and Aspyr Media Co-host Seventh Annual MacBowl Competition to Benefit San Francisco Public School

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – JANUARY 12, 2007 – Mac Publishing’s Macworld and Aspyr Media, Inc. last night co-hosted the seventh annual MacBowl, a Macintosh industry bowling competition and charity event to build a computer lab and support computer education in a San Francisco elementary school. Elite Macintosh industry companies gathered at Yerba Buena Bowl, competed fiercely for the MacBowl honors and raised $24,000 in cash and equipment for the computer lab at Paul Revere Elementary School in San Francisco.

Last night's competing companies included co-hosts Macworld and Aspyr, along with Apple, Elgato Systems, Freeverse, Microsoft Corporation, Miglia Technology, Other World Computing, Roxio of Sonic Solutions, Seagate Technology, Smith Micro Software, and The Software MacKiev Company, among others, all trying to unseat the reining champions, Microsoft. Epson, Griffin Technology, IDG World Expo, and Parallels also contributed to support the MacBowl fund.

The 2007 MacBowl took place last night at six o'clock pm, at the Yerba Bowling Center in San Francisco, in conjunction with the Macworld Conference and Expo 2007.

"At Paul Revere Elementary we are always on the lookout for creative ways to provide the best education for our students," said Lance Tagomori, principal at Paul Revere Elementary School. "We're extremely grateful to the MacBowl sponsors for providing us with the best of today's technology to nurture our students' young minds. Computers have such a dramatic impact on learning and we know the students will eagerly use these tools to grow in their education. Thank you, MacBowl!"

Added Jeff Edman, president and CEO, Mac Publishing, "We began MacBowl in order to roll up our sleeves and get to work helping San Francisco school children across the digital divide. We see the power of technology every day. MacBowl provides a way for us to get together with the Mac Community and work together to make a practical impact on local elementary kids who are in-need and deserving."

"MacBowl is a great opportunity to play a role in the lives of children in the Bay Area. It makes our annual trips to Macworld more than just selling product and reminds us that we have a chance to make a difference in the lives of others," said Michael Rogers, president and CEO, Aspyr Media. "Reaching out with our fellow Mac companies is far more rewarding than any of the awards and accolades we receive at the show."

The winner of the seventh annual MacBowl competition was Microsoft for the third year in a row.

In the previous six years, San Francisco’s schools have received nearly $122,000 in high-end Mac computers, software and peripherals through the generous support of MacBowl’s participants. These sponsorships make possible the realization of the fundraising goal, and thus the establishment of a program where students receive training and access to the latest and best technologies.

About Mac Publishing, LLC

Headquartered in San Francisco, Mac Publishing, LLC publishes the world’s leading independent Macintosh publication and Web sites. Every month Macworld magazine, winner of the Folio: 2005 and 2006 Gold Eddie awards for best consumer technology/computing magazine and WPA’s 2006 Maggie award for best computer/consumer magazine, reaches 1.2 million Macintosh professionals and enthusiasts while the Mac Publishing Web presence garners an average of over 3.5 million unique visitors. The Mac Publishing sites include: Macworld.com, PlaylistMag.com, MacOSXHints.com, MacworldProductFinder.com, and MacUser.com.

A subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading technology media, events, and research company, more information about Mac Publishing, LLC can be found at http://www.macworld.com.

About Aspyr

Aspyr Media, Inc. is a leading video game publisher that creates, packages and delivers fun to millions around the world. Hailing from Austin, Texas USA, Aspyr strives relentlessly to ensure a quality experience for consumers and industry partners. Visit Aspyr Media on the web at www.aspyr.com.Note: Company and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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