Thursday March 15, 6:59 pm Eastern Time

Press Release

``Best of Show'' Winners Announced At Internet World Spring 2001

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 15, 2001--Internet World Magazine, ``The Voice of E-Business and Internet Technology,'' published by Penton Media (NYSE:PME - news) announced today that the editorial team has selected ``Best of Show'' winners for Internet World Spring 2001.

Awards were presented at this morning's keynote as part of the five-day event running from March 12 - 16, 2001 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

The winners were judged by a panel of writers and editors from Internet World Magazine, who visited with exhibitors on the show floor, carefully exploring new products, services and technologies. The judges placed priority on a product's ability to work with existing standards and the degree to which it contributes to the development of future Internet products and services.

``After reviewing the nominated products, it's evident that there's still a high-level of innovation in the Internet industry,'' said editor-in-chief Tony Rizzo, ``and our Best of Show winners represent the best-of-breed in an already impressive talent pool.''

The breakdown of categories and winners in each follows:

BUSINESS APPLICATION: WINNER - WebPay 3.2 from CheckFree (Booth 746). FINALISTS - BaySpider from BayTSP, and GoShip Suite of Services from

GoShip.

COMMERCE: WINNER - Store Explorer v1.0 from Cycle 23 (Booth 7224). FINALISTS - tdctrade.com from Hong Kong Development Council, and

Xporta Global TradeWare (Release 2.0) from Xporta

COMMUNICATION & COLLABORATION: WINNER - Eyeball Chat Server v1.0 from

Eyeball Networks. FINALISTS - iMarkup Workgroup Server from iMarkup Solutions, and

LiquidForms from Cardiff Software.

ENTERTAINMENT: WINNER - OpticBOOM 3D Plug-in v1.2 from Dynamic Digital

Depth (Booth 1571). FINALIST - GameHouse Game Suite from GameHouse

CLIENT DEVICES: WINNER - Virtual Phone Line v1 from Super Technologies

  • (Booth 613).

    CLIENT SOFTWARE: WINNER - FlipBrowser Gold from E-Book Systems (Booth

    1772). FINALISTS - CubicEye from 2ce, and PrintWhere 1.0 from PrinterOn

    Corporation.

    MARKETING AND CUSTOMER SERVICE: WINNER - Lingubot Creator 1.5 from

    Kiwilogic.com (Booth 6764). FINALIST - AdOctane 3.0 from EngineHouse Media, and Talisma eCRM Suite

    from Talisma Corp.

    APPLICATION TOOLS AND SERVERS: WINNER - Macromedia Dreamweaver

    UltraDev4 from Macromedia (Booth 1346). FINALISTS - Zope 2.3.1 from Digital Creations, and Mondosearch 4.1

    from Mondosoft.

    INFRASTRUCTURE: WINNER - iControl SDK v1.0 from F5 Networks (Booth

    1024). FINALISTS - Akamai Edgesuite from Akamai Technologies, and Entrust

    Truepass v1.0 from Entrust Technologies.

    DESIGN: WINNER - Blathaser : FX from Balthaser Online (Booth 1467). FINALISTS - eyePublish from Eyematic, and Verifi Accurate Web Color

    from Imation Corporation.

    Internet World is the business publication of the Internet industry. The magazine covers the intersection of business strategy and Internet technology, delivering decision support information to business strategists who drive their companies' Internet initiatives. In addition to the U.S. edition, eight international editions are read by Internet business strategists in 20 countries, on five continents. Internet World is a BPA-audited, Intelliquest-measured publication.

    Internet-related Penton properties include Internet World magazine and Internet World events worldwide, ISPCON, Boardwatch and CLEC magazines. Penton Media, Inc. (NYSE:PME - news) is a leading diversified business media company that publishes magazines and electronic information products, produces trade shows and conferences, and provides marketing and business development products and services, including direct mail lists, research and custom publishing. Penton serves the Internet/broadband; design/engineering; electronic; food/retail; government/compliance; leisure/hospitality; management; manufacturing; mechanical systems/construction; and supply chain/aviation markets.

    More information is available at http://www.internetworld .com.


    Contact:
         Internet World
         Lisa DiGiacomo, 203/559-2873
         ldigiacomo@iw.com