CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Home Conference and Showcase features CNET as Platinum Media Sponsor

Parks Associates and CEA today announced CNET (www.cnet.com), the preeminent media source for technology products and services, as the Platinum Media Sponsor for CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Home Conference and Showcase.

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CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Home Conference and Showcase features CNET as Platinum Media Sponsor

April 20, 2004 Dallas, TX - Parks Associates and CEA today announced CNET (www.cnet.com), the preeminent media source for technology products and services, as the Platinum Media Sponsor for CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Home Conference and Showcase. CONNECTIONS™, an executive conference and showcase focused on all aspects of the digital home value chain, will take place May 5 -7 at the Wyndham Anatole in Dallas.

In addition to its sponsorship, Patrick Houston, editor -in -chief of CNET, will co -moderate the panel Content and Applications "On -the -Go," May 6 at 12 p.m. This session, in the agenda track Portability and Mobility, will examine the necessary means, as well as the industry's ability, to deliver nomadic digital solutions.

"CNET provides a critical link between technology solutions and the buying public, helping transform technology into something that enhances and enriches people's lives" said Tricia Parks, president of Parks Associates. "CNET's presence at CONNECTIONS™ is beneficial as we examine both the requirements and potential solutions in advancing the digital home."

"At CNET, we see technology becoming increasingly essential to everyone - not just the tech savvy - and we're dedicated to providing our users with the help and advice they need to build powerful solutions," said Houston. "The CONNECTIONS™ Conference is a great opportunity for the industry to focus on making the digital home a reality for all consumers."

About CONNECTIONS
CONNECTIONS: The Digital Home Conference and Showcase, produced by Parks Associates in partnership with the Consumer Electronics Association, is the largest international executive conference for digital home technologies. CONNECTIONS™ provides a comprehensive review of all aspects of the digital home value chain. Industry and consumer perspectives are provided through presentation of Parks Associates and CEA research, keynote speakers, panel speakers, media and organization support, and a show floor displaying the latest technologies. www.connectionsconference.com.

About CNET
CNET (www.cnet.com) is dedicated to helping people buy and use personal technology to enhance and enrich their lives. Providing expert and unbiased advice, CNET's award winning editorial staff reviews thousands of products each year. CNET's goal is to give people confidence in buying tech products, comfort in using them, and cachet in owning them. And, with an extensive directory of more than 200,000 products and price comparisons, CNET also gives consumers the most up -to -date and efficient shopping resource on the Web.

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