RealTime IT News Joins Network

Mecklermedia Corporation today acquired from Rockport, MA-based Sandy Bay Software.

A critically acclaimed dictionary and search engine of hi-tech terms on the Internet, will be incorporated into the network, the leading source of real-time news and information resources for Internet professionals and Web developers.

The acquisition is expected to drive's monthly page view count past the 9 million mark.

Under the agreement, Mecklermedia also acquired the co-branded versions of on America Online and ZDNet, as well as related electronic mail services. Westport, CT-based Mecklermedia is the publisher of

" is an outstanding reference work for Internet professionals and sophisticated Internet users," said Alan M. Meckler, chairman and CEO of Mecklermedia. " is popular with users because it satisfies a fundamental need to stay current with the ever evolving terminology in the Internet and computing fields, and it will increase our banner advertising inventory in these areas."

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.