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London, 22 June 2007 — IDG UK, the print and online publisher of leading UK business and consumer IT publications has partnered with Netvibes, the pioneer of the personalised homepage to create a content universe for each of its UK brands.

A Universe brings together and delivers on a single Netvibes page all of a brand’s rich online media, including RSS feeds, websites, podcasts, videos, blogs, photos, stores and widgets, which can be remixed according to each user’s personal preferences and interests.

“This is concrete proof that the future of all media lies in deep personalisation. No other Internet company can claim as many officially branded content partnerships in this many countries and languages,” said Tariq Krim, CEO and founder of Netvibes. “What does this mean for audiences? Your favourite content, your way.”

What began as a pilot of U.S. media companies in April, now encompasses a wide scope of media alliances in a variety of sectors around the world. New major media Universes include:

• Europe: International Herald Tribune, IDG UK, Channel 4, Die Welt, Les Echos, Le Figaro, Le Monde.fr, L'Equipe, 20 Minutes, Elle France, El Pais, El Mundo and Rockol.it

• Asia: Agile Media, ChinaVenture, eNet, HiPiHi HoodongWiki and Sports CN

• North America: U.S. News and World Report, Wired, Topix, Inside Edition, Entertainment Tonight, Glam.com, Brightcove, ContentNext Media, CollegeHumor, Dr. Phil and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

“Personalisation, customisation and interoperability between content platforms is a reality of today’s Web. By partnering with Netvibes in Europe, we are widening our reach and offering new and existing users the ability to access IDG content via Netvibes’ exciting new Universe feature, which aggregates RSS content from our leading brands such as Computerworld , Techworld, Macworld and PCAdvisor into customisable, manageable and themed modules,” said Kit Gould, managing director at IDG UK.

Freddy Mini, COO of Netvibes said: “Demand from new content partners for Netvibes Universe has experienced tremendous growth since our introduction just a couple months ago. Five hundred content partnerships is an important milestone for us and we expect to add another 100 next week,”

For a complete list of all 500+ official content partners, please visit:
Universes

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About IDG
International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG’s online network includes more than 450 web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment and video games worldwide and includes techworld.com, computerworlduk.com, cio.co.uk, pcadvisor.co.uk, macworld.co.uk and digitalartsonline.co.uk in the UK. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries including CIO, PC Advisor, Macworld and Digital Arts in the UK. IDG’s lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers.

IDG is a leading producer of more than 750 technology-related events including Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Entertainment for All Expo (E for All), DEMO, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 900 IDC analysts in more than 90 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends.

Additional information about IDG, a privately held company, is available at IDG.

Paul Briggs
Email: Paul_briggs@idg.co.uk
Head of Content
IDG
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7071 3663
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7405 0262

Martha James
Email: martha_james@idg.co.uk
Group Marketing Manager - Enterprise
IDG
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7071 3669
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7405 0262

About Netvibes

Netvibes pioneered the personalised homepage, an alternative to traditional Web portals. With millions of users in more than 150 countries, Netvibes lets individuals assemble all in one place their favourite widgets, websites, blogs, email accounts, social networks, search engines, instant messengers, photos, videos, podcasts, and everything else they enjoy on the Web. Founded in 2005 by Tariq Krim, Netvibes has offices in Paris, London and San Francisco.

Media contacts:

Nicky Savage
Email: nsavage@mantra-pr.com

Louise Perfect
Email: lperfect@mantra-pr.com

Mantra PR
Tel: 020 7438 4928 / 020 7438 4924

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