SOURCE: SYS-CON Media

May 23, 2005 11:04 ET

SYS-CON to Launch the World's Top i-Technology Media Web Site

The New SYS-CON.com Offers More Than 86,000 Articles, SYS-CON.TV -- Streaming Live i-Technology Television, Blog-n-Play -- the First Branded Blog Community, and SYS-CON University at education.SYS-CON.com

MONTVALE, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 23, 2005 -- SYS-CON Media (www.sys-con.com), the world's leading i-technology media company, announced today the launch of its new Web site. SYS-CON.com will offer more than 86,000 articles; SYS-CON.TV (www.SYS-CON.tv), streaming live internet television and video news archives; Blog-n-play (www.blog-n-play.com), the first branded blog community in the world; and SYS-CON University at www.education.SYS-CON.com.

The site opened to public beta on April 19 and is currently going through a series of tests. Currently SYS-CON.com offers close to 90,000 technology articles including a complete archives of all of SYS-CON's 16 titles, in addition to daily breaking news stories and editorials.

With the launch of the site and the addition of significant new features, SYS-CON Media will also make adjustments to its subscription model by introducing a free membership option. SYS-CON readers will enjoy free access to all magazines' archived content (older than six months) by simply logging into their account when they visit the site, after completing their one-time profile sign-up page. Readers will also be able to change their profile information, including their print subscription addresses, and manage their free newsletter subscriptions without contacting customer service. The premium published content will be available to all registered SYS-CON readers after 6 months, while paid subscribers will have full access to this and new content during their subscription period. The readers will also be able to purchase a single digital copy of any SYS-CON magazine or a popular education class by using their credit card or PayPal accounts.

"We built our new Web site from the ground up, and utilized some of the most sophisticated and bleeding-edge technologies available today," said Fuat Kircaali, founder and CEO of SYS-CON Media. "To our knowledge, there is no other mainstream media Web site in the world today, including newspapers and network media, where a reporter in a court room can post a breaking news story directly from his or her BlackBerry to the pages of a magazine without going through several layers of back-office interface. In addition to the highly respected content we have offered to our readers for more than a decade, our unmatched new technology will play an essential role in making SYS-CON.com the i-technology news leader in the upcoming months and years."

The new SYS-CON.com features include blog-n-play, the world's first branded blog community; SYS-CON.TV, the first streaming live i-technology television; and SYS-CON University, the first online i-technology education site that contains tutorials and education classes taught by the world's top experts.

To inquire about the new SYS-CON.com features, live TV programming and on-air participation, please contact Jeremy Geelan at tv@sys-con.com, or by phone at 201 802-3022.

For more information on how to take advantage of new online advertising opportunities, please contact Carmen Gonzalez at advertising@sys-con.com, or by phone at 201 802-3021.

About SYS-CON Media

SYS-CON Media, listed in Inc 500 three years in a row as the fastest-growing privately held media company in America, is the world's leading publisher exclusively serving i-technology markets. SYS-CON's well-known and highly respected magazine titles include: JDJ (www.javadevelopersjournal.com), .NET Developer's Journal (www.dotnetdevelopersjournal.com), IT Solutions Guide (www.sys-con.com/it), LinuxWorld Magazine (www.linuxworld.com), Linux Business News (www.linuxbusinessnews.com), Web Services Journal (www.wsj2.com), XML-Journal (www.xml-journal.com), Wireless Business & Technology (www.wbt2.com), Symbian Developer's Journal (www.symbianjournal.com), WLDJ (www.wldj.com), WebSphere Journal (www.webspherejournal.com), MX Developer's Journal (www.mxdevelopersjournal.com), ColdFusion Developer's Journal (www.coldfusionjournal.com), PowerBuilder Developer's Journal (www.sys-con.com/pbdj), ISSJ -- Information Storage & Security Journal (www.issjournal.com), and Eclipse Developer's Journal (www.eclipsedevelopersjournal.com).

Each month SYS-CON Media reaches over two million i-technology professionals through its specialty journals, magazines, conferences, education programs (www.education.sys-con.com), SYS-CON.TV (www.SYS-CON.TV), and the SYS-CON interactive portal with more than 100 Web sites at www.sys-con.com.

About SYS-CON Events, Inc.

SYS-CON Events, Inc. (www.sys-con.com/edge) is the world's leading producer of i-technology developer conferences and expositions, including Web Services Edge -- International Web Services Conference & Expo.

All company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies in the United States and other countries. SYS-CON is independent of companies mentioned in this press release.

LinuxWorld is the registered trademark of International Data Group, Inc. SYS-CON is using the mark pursuant to a license agreement from IDG.

SYS-CON.TV and blog-n-play are registered trademarks (78553120) of SYS-CON Media.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Jeremy Geelan
    (editorial)
    Company: SYS-CON Events
    Voice: 201 802-3022
    E-mail: jeremy@sys-con.com

    Contact:
    Carmen Gonzalez
    (advertising)
    Company: SYS-CON Media
    Voice: 201 802-3021
    E-mail: carmen@sys-con.com