NEW YORK — (BUSINESS WIRE) — November 26, 2013 — Mediabistro Inc. (Nasdaq: MBIS) today announced that it has made a strategic investment in the 3D printing media platform http://3dprintingindustry.com (3DPI). Mediabistro will not have editorial control of the content of the 3DPI portfolio, which will remain independent, but the two companies will work together to produce Inside 3D Printing trade shows along with the recently announced Maker Summit & Pavilion series that are being produced in major cities worldwide. In addition both companies will soon offer the first online job board for the 3D printing industry, powered by Mediabistro’s proprietary job board software.
“We are pleased to be associated with what we believe to be the most widely read media platform that is fully dedicated to the 3D printing industry and community,” stated Alan M. Meckler, Chairman and CEO of Mediabistro Inc. “Ari Honka and Eetu Kuneinen, the founders of 3DPI, together with Rachel Park, the site’s Editor in Chief, and their superior writing team provide extensive and in-depth daily coverage of all aspects of the growing 3D printing industry worldwide. Also, Mediabistro has the largest coverage of international trade shows for the 3D printing industry combined with coverage of the Maker community. This partnership will enhance marketing dissemination of information and marketing efforts for both companies going forward.”
Ari Honka, Co-founder of 3DPI commented: “As we continue to build 3dprintingindustry.com into the leading multi-media platform for serving the 3D printing sector we are delighted to be working with such a distinguished and experienced partner as Mediabistro. This collaboration offers a strategic fit for several new business areas we are developing at 3DPI — way beyond the investment itself. Both companies have a strong footing in this fast growing industry and we look forward to working closely with Mediabistro to build a truly global presence across a variety of media channels.”
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About Mediabistro Inc.
Mediabistro Inc. (Nasdaq: MBIS) is a leading Internet media company that provides services for social media, traditional media, and creative professionals, as well as for innovators in the 3D printing and mobile app industries. Service offerings include an online job board, news and analysis, trade shows and events, online and in-person courses, and research products.
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3D Printing Industry (3DPI) is a global media company providing dedicated resources for anyone interested in 3D printing — a technology field that is growing quickly in relevance and application across industrial and consumer sectors. The mission of 3DPI is to report on the latest developments in 3D printing to keep our large and growing audience abreast of technology breakthroughs, the latest applications and the opinions of industry insiders. 3DPI provides a compelling blend of articles, blog posts and opinions, as well as videos and images across all platforms through our main website and social media sites. The company is also developing a series of industry leading reports for the market, in collaboration with Econolyst.