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TechWeb’s Internet Evolution Names Mary Jander ThinkerNet Editor

July 10, 2008

NEW YORK, July 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — TechWeb the global leader in business technology media, today announced that Mary Jander will oversee the ThinkerNet blogosphere of Internet Evolution, a Web 2.0 site dedicated to investigating the future of the Internet. As ThinkerNet editor, Jander will coordinate Internet Evolution’s bloggers that include luminaries and visionaries like Craig Newmark of craigslist; Ralph Szygenda, CIO of General Motors; and security consultant and former NSA staffer Ira Winkler, among many others. As the site’s third full-time editor, she will report to Terry Sweeney, Editor in Chief of Internet Evolution.

“Mary’s ability to anticipate technical trends and how they impact businesses and consumers will be a tremendous asset to the Internet Evolution readership,” Sweeney said. “Her ability to understand technical developments and identify important trends will ensure the lively reader dialog on Internet Evolution continues and accelerates.”

Prior to joining Internet Evolution, Jander was Site Editor of TechWeb storage networking portal Byte and Switch (http://www.byteandswitch.com/) and a longtime Senior Editor of Light Reading (http://www.lightreading.com/). She brings more than 18 years of experience in writing and editing on a variety of information technologies and data center management issues. She worked for Data Communications magazine for nine years and co-wrote Foundations of Service Level Management (Macmillan Sams, 2000). Jander earned bachelor’s degrees in English and business from City College of New York and Marymount College of Fordham University in Tarrytown, N.Y.

Jander is based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and can be reached at jander@internetevolution.com.

About Internet Evolution

Internet Evolution hosts more than 100 world-famous Internet experts — such as Kevin Mitnick, once the most-wanted computer hacker in the world; Dr. Lawrence Roberts, inventor of packet switching and one of the world’s foremost authorities on telecom network architectures; Jack Uldrich, futurist, scholar, and author; Craig Newmark, the founder of Craigslist.com; David Weinberger, technologist and co-author of The Cluetrain Manifesto; Howard Schmidt, former White House cybersecurity adviser; and Norman J. Ornstein, political scientist and a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) — all of whom are addressing today’s critical socioeconomic issues within its ThinkerNet blogosphere. Internet Evolution also offers broadcast-quality broadband video documentaries and interviews; investigative reports; and user-generated content facilitated via the latest Web 2.0 technology.

About TechWeb (http://techweb.com/aboutus)

TechWeb, the global leader in business technology media, is an innovative business focused on serving the needs of technology decision-makers and marketers worldwide. TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed media brands in the business technology market. Today, more than 13.3 million* business technology professionals actively engage in our communities created around our global face-to-face events Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat and VoiceCon; online resources such as the TechWeb Network, Light Reading, Intelligent Enterprise, InformationWeek.com, bMighty.com, and The Financial Technology Network; and the market-leading, award-winning InformationWeek, TechNet, MSDN, and Wall Street & Technology magazines. TechWeb also provides end-to-end services ranging from next-generation performance marketing, integrated media, research, and analyst services. TechWeb is a division of United Business Media, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

   *13.3 million business decision-makers: based on # of monthly connections     Contact    Amy Averbook    TechWeb's Internet Evolution    212-925-0020 x112    averbook@lightreading.com  

Internet Evolution

CONTACT: Amy Averbook, TechWeb’s Internet Evolution, +1-212-925-0020 x112, averbook@lightreading.com

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