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Changing Technology Platforms


January 26, 2006

Today's fractured media landscape and its subsequent revenue opportunities is placing extra demands on magazines' publishing platforms. Publishers moving heavily into online content deployment, for example, either must update and standardize their technology platform to efficiently drive content back and forth between mediums, or devise expensive interfaces to patch together disparate systems.

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Return of the Portal


January 26, 2006

Online portals are back and this time they seem to be paying off (unlike early attempts such as Pathfinder on the consumer side and VerticalNet on the b-to-b side). Portals have slowly been making a return for several years;they were a staple of TechTarget's strategy long before the company began expanding to print.

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VNU Receives $8 Billion Buy-Out Offer


January 16, 2006

VNU, the Netherlands-based global media company, has received a buy-out offer from a consortium of private equity firms for EUR 28.00 to 28.50 per share, or about $8.8 billion, the company announced today. The private equity group includes AlpInvest Partners, The Blackstone Group, The Carlyle Group, Hellman & Freidman, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Permira and Thomas H. Lee Partners.

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