PCWebopaedia.com Joins Internet.com Network

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

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

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

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

“PCWebopaedia.com is an outstanding reference work for Internet professionals and sophisticated Internet users,” said Alan M. Meckler, chairman and CEO of Mecklermedia. “PCWebopaedia.com 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.

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