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Jupitermedia acquires

Jupitermedia Corp., an Internet research company, has acquired, an online career site for media professionals. Jupitermedia agreed to pay $20 million upfront and up to an additional $3 million over two years. was founded in 1999 by Laurel Touby, who will remain with the company as a senior VP. The Web site includes job postings, educational courses, events, forums and original media content.

Online newspaper audience up 7.7%

More than 59 million people, or 37.3% of all active Internet users, visited newspaper Web sites during the second quarter, a 7.7% increase from the same period last year, according to a report from the Newspaper Association of America. The analysis was conducted by Nielsen//NetRatings. Newspaper Web site visitors generated nearly 2.7 billion page views per month in the second quarter, compared with a little more than 2.5 billion during the same period last year.

R.H. Donnelley to buy

R.H. Donnelley Corp., a Yellow Pages and online commercial local search company, said last month that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire, a business search engine and pay-per-click advertising network, for $345 million in cash. The deal includes online properties, and the Advertising Network. has distribution partnerships with,, and other leading business properties. The New York Times and Dow Jones & Co. had reportedly been in pursuit of Upon completion of the deal, expected in the third quarter, founder and CEO Jake Winebaum will become president of Donnelley's interactive unit.

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