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internet.com Launches IT Research Division

internet.com Corp. Monday launched a new division that will publish IT-specific research reports spanning sectors around the world.

Sharing the same brand of the CyberAtlas.com Web site and e-mail newsletter (40,000 subscribers), the CyberAtlas Research Division will showcase studies delivered electronically via PDF files.

The formation of the division is more or less a formality, as there are already three reports available covering the ISP, Wireless and Linux markets; a fourth covering the U.S. Backbone Provider market will be released shortly and will be available here. The CyberAtlas Research Division will be spearheaded by Pat Fusco, presently serving as managing editor at internet.com's ISP-Planet.com.

Alan M. Meckler, chairman and chief executive officer of internet.com Corp., said the research division is a natural extension for the publishing company.

"One might say that this is the third leg to the stool in terms of our businesses in that we have our online publishing brands featuring internet.com and EarthWeb, we have our growing seminar business with over 20 offline events that have run or are scheduled this year and now we have the research division," Meckler said in a public statement Monday.

Meckler noted that internet.com's core businesses -- online publishing, offline seminars and research -- help sell each other to the roughly 5 million users every month.

In related news, internet.com is changing its corporate name to INT Media Group Inc. to better reflect the company's evolving media business.

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