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April 16, 2007

Web 2.0 Expo Draws Over 10,000 Attendee Registrations

SAN FRANCISCO, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- O'Reilly Media, Inc. and CMP Technology, co-producers of the annual Web 2.0 Expo, today announced that they have received over 10,000 attendee registrations, doubling the number originally expected. Registrations will continue to grow through the event. Web 2.0 Expo is happening this week, April 15-18 at Moscone West in San Francisco, California.

"Web 2.0 is hitting its stride," said Tim O'Reilly, founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media. "When O'Reilly joined forces with CMP and John Battelle to launch the inaugural Web 2.0 Conference in 2004, we placed a bet on the future. We believed we were at the beginning of a seminal transformation that would impact business at its core. Given the strong response to Web 2.0 Expo, I'd say we bet wisely. But we've just begun to build out the Web's full potential. We're seeing the convergence of two huge industries, software and media, with tremendous innovation in both technology and business models. What's more, this is a global phenomenon. I'm looking forward to working with John and the CMP team on more events that will help entrepreneurs, existing companies, and their customers keep up with the explosion of new possibilities brought about by the new web platform."

"The concepts and technologies associated with Web 2.0 represent enormous opportunities for startups, enterprises, and individuals alike," said Jennifer Pahlka, co-chair of Web 2.0 Expo. "The registration numbers we are seeing for Web 2.0 Expo are very rare for a launch event, and are indicative of a huge demand for education in the technical, design and business aspects of the new Web."

Web 2.0 Expo is designed to be the major annual gathering of technical, design, marketing, and business professionals who are building the next generation web. This year's attendee profile includes both technical and business professionals from developers and designers to C-level executives. Attendees come from across the United States as well as 59 different countries around the world. Web 2.0 Expo has received overwhelming support from many of the industry leaders driving the future of the Web. Additional information on Web 2.0 Expo is available at www.web2expo.com.

About CMP Technology (www.cmp.com)

CMP Technology is a marketing solutions company serving the technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other media company. As a result, CMP is the premier provider of access, insight and actionable programs designed to connect sellers and buyers in ways that yield superior return on investment. CMP Technology is a subsidiary of United Business Media (www.unitedbusinessmedia.com), a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $3 billion.

About O'Reilly

O'Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, and conferences. Since 1978, O'Reilly Media has been a chronicler and catalyst of cutting-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and spurring their adoption by amplifying "faint signals" from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, the company has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism.

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