April 20, 2014 6:19 PM ET

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Company Overview of International Data Group, Inc.

Company Overview

International Data Group, Inc. operates as a technology media, research, and events company worldwide. The company’s products and services portfolio includes online media; print publishing; marketing solutions; client-defined research; Websites; targeted conferences or seminars; and direct-response campaigns. Its marketing services include lead generation with IDG Connect, custom publishing, social Web marketing with IDG Amplify ads, IDG Social Scout analysis and program development, and IDG Market Fusion research and content optimization. The company also provides market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology m...

One Exeter Plaza

15th Floor

Boston, MA 02116

United States

Founded in 1964





Key Executives for International Data Group, Inc.

President and Chief Financial Officer
Chief Executive Officer of IDC and President of IDC
Vice President of Licensing & Operations
Chief Executive Officer of IDG Communications Worldwide
Administrative Director
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

International Data Group, Inc. Key Developments

International Data Group Announces Demise of its Founder and Chairman, Patrick J. McGovern

International Data Group announced with great sadness that its Founder and Chairman, Patrick J. McGovern, died March 19, 2014, at Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto, California.

Lang Van Files Lawsuit Against International Data Group, IDG Ventures, IDG Ventures Vietnam and VNG Corp

Lang Van filed suit in the United States District Court for the Central District of California as plaintiff against defendants International Data Group (IDG), IDG Ventures, IDG Ventures Vietnam and VNG Corporation (VNG) in a case of copyright infringement. As stated in the complaint, Zing.vn (Zing), a VNG-owned and operated website and one of Vietnam's entertainment portals, illegally makes more than 3,000 Lang Van-owned recordings and 600 albums available for streaming or download around the globe. According to the complaint, the U.S.-based fund IDG Ventures, through its Vietnamese investment vehicle IDG Ventures Vietnam, directly contributed to the exponential growth of Zing.vn's website as well as the launch of the Zing Music website, bringing its business expertise, guidance and financial backing to help VNG grow. The investment also allowed IDG Ventures Vietnam to install its own managing general partner, Nguyen Bao Hoang, to the VNG Board of Directors. This investment paved the way for Zing.vn's rapid growth.

International Data Group Announces Launch of IDG.tv

International Data Group announced the launch of IDG.tv, a video-exclusive destination for business professionals and consumers seeking technology-related content. IDG.tv debuts with more than 1100 technology videos with new content to be added daily. IDG.tv draws content/video from IDG's network of more than 500 websites globally with plans to include IDG.tv-exclusive video programming. Worldwide, IDG tech videos garner 150 million views each month, a figure that is growing with the launch of IDG.tv. By combining the global syndication capabilities of the IDG TechNetwork, and the existing audience on IDG's owned and operated sites, IDG.tv enables technology marketers to connect with a global viewing audience. At launch, IDG.tv offers users an optimal viewing experience with a large video player tuned for the viewing experience with searchable video archives and 15 channels. In addition to news channels and those devoted to PCs, apps, smartphones, and tablets, featured channels include: security from protecting laptop to guarding company data. IDG.tv offers new ways to place online advertising with IDG media brands. IDG provides advertisers with significantly greater levels of audience data around video viewership. In addition to pre-roll ads, IDG.tv provides sponsors with four distinct options to reach technology audiences sponsors can manage video content within the channel and monitor performance through a unified dashboard. An end-to-end managed services package is also available with guaranteed viewership, a dedicated content management team, and custom content development to jumpstart video marketing with IDG.tv. IDG.tv Interest-Based or Topical Channel Sponsorship Sponsors can utilize already established video channels such as Big Data, Enterprise Analytics, and CMOs to insert brand stories through sponsored video posts and channel sponsorships. Custom Video ChannelIDG Creative Lab offers custom video production for advertisers who want a consistent voice across IDG videos. IDG.tv video playerThe player is designed with responsive advertising technology so ads adjust to any screen size. The IDG.tv video player is being embedded across IDG media and TechNetwork sites to provide a consistent and optimized video viewing experience.

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