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1105 Media to publish Microsoft's 'MSDN' and 'TechNet' magazines

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San Francisco—United Business Media's TechWeb confirmed Wednesday that it will no longer publish two Microsoft publications aimed at developers: MSDN and TechNet. Beginning in October, the publications will be published by 1105 Media, which is headquartered in Chatsworth, Calif.

Also on Wednesday, TechWeb announced that it is launching Dr. Dobb's M-Dev, which is a multi-media platform of editorial aimed at Microsoft Windows developers. The platform will include an online department at DrDobbs.com, a monthly report in InformationWeek magazine and a weekly e-mail newsletter.

"United Business Media has had a long, valued relationship with the Microsoft Magazine Group for years and thanks them for their partnership. As the Magazine Group's focus changed, TechWeb made the decision to focus on its own online and digital media strategy. At TechWeb, content and brand ownership is at the nucleus of our strategy, a core part of our business model and, most importantly, what our audience and our marketing clients expect from us," said Brandon Friesen, group publisher of InformationWeek Business Technology Network, in an e-mail.

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