— IDG’s, the online companion to PC World magazine, last month reached an agreement with Microsoft’s MSN to use content on MSN’s Tech & Gadgets channel. Although terms of the deal were not disclosed will provide all content to Tech & Gadget’s new How-To section which gives tips and reviews on combating spam, security issues and product reviews.

In other IDG news, Mac Publishing, a division of IDG and publisher of Macworld magazine, has launched Mac Developer Journal, an online quarterly dedicated to software developers working in Mac OSX to create applications in UNIX and Cocoa technologies. The first issue went online in late October with the next one planned for spring 2004. The publication is being produced in conjunction with Sebastopol, Calif.-based O’Reilly & Associates, a tech information firm that produces books, conferences and Web sites for software developers. The premiere issue is available at and can be viewed using the Zinio Reader from Zinio Systems.

— Earlier this month CMP Media, Manhasset, N.Y., launched, an online community for developers of mobile applications. The site was developed in association with Intel Corp., and will be headed by editor-in-chief Tim Kientzle, who had been a software editor with CMP’s Dr. Dobb’s Journal. Working with Kientzle will be Jim Geier, who will handle Enterprise IT issues, and Jennifer Bosavage, who will cover solutions provider news. Twenty-five tech firms have agreed to sponsor the site, including Microsoft and SAP.

In other CMP news, the company announced it will produce the Annual Call Center Exhibition, a new event serving the call center industry. The event is slated to take place Sept. 13-15, 2004, at thhe Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. The show is expected to draw about 150 exhibitors and 4,000 attendees.

Activities for the event are being developed by the Annapolis, Md.-based Incoming Calls Management Institute. CMP Media publishes Call Center magazine.

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