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SMARTPROS LTD (PED)

SmartPros, Ltd. provides learning solutions for accounting/finance and engineering professionals. The company also offers corporate governance, ethics, and compliance training for the general corporate market. It provides products in various formats, such as print; videotapes; and digital format, which include CD-ROM, DVD, or the Internet. SmartPros products and services primarily include accounting and finance libraries; SmartPros Advantage, a skills-based learning library; and financial management network, a library of update programs dealing with various relevant topics; and AICPA Practice Report and AICPA Practice Pro, a library of programs covering topics in public accounting, as well as AICPA Financial Pro. It also offers engineering library, and CPE and training products, as well as provides corporate training solutions, marketing services, and consulting services. The company was organized as Center for Video Education, Inc. in 1981 and changed its name to Creative Visual Enterprises, Ltd. in 1998. Creative Visual Enterprises again changed its name to KeepSmart.com in 2000; and to SmartPros, Ltd. in 2001. SmartPros is based in Hawthorne, New York.


REUTERS GROUP PLC (RTRSY)

Reuters Group plc provides information for professionals in the financial services, media, and corporate markets. It offers information, transaction and interaction, risk management, and business integration products and services. The company provides the content, analytics, trading, and collaboration tools needed by financial professionals and news in the form of text, graphics, video, and pictures to media organizations worldwide. Its subsidiary, Instinet Group Incorporated, operates as an electronic agency securities broker; and provides investors with electronic trading solutions and execution services. Reuters Group has operations in the Americas; Asia; and Europe, Middle East, and Africa. The company was founded in 1851 and is headquartered in London.


PRIMEDIA INC (PRM)

PRIMEDIA, Inc. operates as a media company in the United States. The company conducts its operations through four segments: Enthusiast Media, Consumer Guides, Business Information, and Education. The Enthusiast Media segment produces magazine advertising pages in automotive, outdoors, action sports, crafts, history, marine, and equine and home technology categories. It delivers content, both print and online, that includes consumer magazines, their related Web sites, and live events. The Consumer Guides segment publishes and distributes rental apartment guides, new home guides, and auto guides in print and online formats. The Business Information segment publishes magazines, directories, data products, buyer's guides, Web sites, and events that provide information to business professionals. The company's Education segment produces and delivers education and training materials targeted to classroom audiences via satellite, DVD, CD-ROM, live events, and over the Internet. It operates Channel One, a proprietary network to secondary schools; Films Media Group, a source of educational videos in multiple formats; and Interactive Medical Network, a continuing medical education business. PRIMEDIA was co-founded by Charles G. McCurdy, Beverly C. Chell, and William F. Reilly in 1989 as K-III Communications Corporation. It changed its name to PRIMEDIA, Inc. in 1997. PRIMEDIA is headquartered in New York City. The company sold its About, Inc. to The New York Times Company in March 2005.


MEREDITH CORPORATION (MDP)

Meredith Corporation operates as a media and marketing company in the United States. It engages in magazine and book publishing, television broadcasting, integrated marketing, and interactive media. The company operates in two segments, Publishing and Broadcasting. The Publishing segment publishes 17 magazine brands, including Better Homes and Gardens, Ladies' Home Journal, American Baby, Country Home, MORE, Traditional Home, and Midwest Living, as well as approximately 160 special interest publications; book publishing with approximately 300 books in print; integrated marketing relationships with American companies; an Internet presence, including 25 Web sites and strategic alliances with various Internet destinations; brand licensing relationships; and other related operations. The Broadcasting segment operates 13 network-affiliated television stations located in the continental United States and one AM radio station. The television stations consist of six CBS affiliates, four FOX affiliates, one NBC affiliate, and one UPN affiliate. Meredith Corporation was founded by Edwin Thomas Meredith in 1902 and is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa.


REED ELSEVIER PLC (RUK)

Reed Elsevier PLC operates as a publisher and information provider principally in North America and Europe. It operates in four segments: Elsevier, LexisNexis, Harcourt Education, and Reed Business. Elsevier segment supplies scientific and technical information through journals and books in print and electronic media to libraries, scientists, and professionals serving various research fields, including the life sciences, social sciences, materials, engineering, chemistry, physics, economics, mathematics, earth sciences, computer sciences, management, and psychology. It also operates an international network of nursing, health professions and medical publishing, and communications businesses. LexisNexis segment provides legal, tax, regulatory, and business information to professional, business, and government customers. It develops, markets, and sells information products and services in electronic and print formats. Harcourt Education segment provides print and multimedia teaching, and assessment materials principally for kindergarten to 12th grade students in the U.S.; and educational content to students and teachers principally in the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, and southern Africa. Reed Business segment publishes business information with approximately 90 trade magazines. Amongst the titles are broadcasting and cable, multichannel news, publishers weekly, design news, and interior design. It also publishes product tabloids, which provide information primarily on new products to managers and professionals in the industrial, processing, medical, scientific, and technology fields. In addition, this segment, organizes trade exhibitions and conferences internationally. These events are concentrated primarily in the communications; manufacturing; aerospace/defense; leisure; electronics; food and hospitality; travel; sports and recreation; entertainment; healthcare and pharmaceuticals; and retail industries. Reed Elsevier is based in London.


REED ELSEVIER NV (ENL)

Reed Elsevier NV operates as a publisher and information provider principally in North America and Europe. It operates in four segments: Elsevier, LexisNexis, Harcourt Education, and Reed Business. Elsevier segment supplies scientific and technical information through journals and books in print and electronic media to libraries, scientists, and professionals serving various research fields, including the life sciences, social sciences, materials, engineering, chemistry, physics, economics, mathematics, earth sciences, computer sciences, management, and psychology. It also operates an international network of nursing, health professions and medical publishing, and communications businesses. LexisNexis segment provides legal, tax, regulatory, and business information to professional, business, and government customers. It develops, markets, and sells information products and services in electronic and print formats. Harcourt Education segment provides print and multimedia teaching, and assessment materials principally for kindergarten to 12th grade students in the U.S.; and educational content to students and teachers principally in the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, and southern Africa. Reed Business segment publishes business information with approximately 90 trade magazines. Amongst the titles are broadcasting and cable, multichannel news, publishers weekly, design news, and interior design. It also publishes product tabloids, which provide information primarily on new products to managers and professionals in the industrial, processing, medical, scientific, and technology fields. In addition, this segment, organizes trade exhibitions and conferences internationally. These events are concentrated primarily in the communications; manufacturing; aerospace/defense; leisure; electronics; food and hospitality; travel; sports and recreation; entertainment; healthcare and pharmaceuticals; and retail industries. Reed Elsevier is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.


R.H. DONNELLEY CORPORATION (RHD)

R.H. Donnelley Corporation operates as a yellow pages publisher and directional media company in the United States. It publishes directories in two types, a core directory and a community directory. The core directories cover large population areas, whereas community directories typically cover a sub-section of the areas addressed by a core directory. Both directories contain yellow pages, white pages, and specialty sections. It publishes Sprint-branded yellow pages directories in 18 states, including Las Vegas, Nevada, and Orlando and Lee County, Florida; as well as SBC-branded yellow pages directories in Illinois and Northwest Indiana. The company's customers include local and national advertisers. RH Donnelley also offer online directories, city guides, and search Web sites. In addition, the company sells local advertising in Illinois and Northwest Indiana onto SBC's Internet yellow pages platform. RH Donnelley Corporation was founded in 1841 and is headquartered in Cary, North Carolina.


DAG MEDIA INC (DAGM)

Dag Media, Inc. engages in publishing and distributing print and online business directories in the United States. Its principal directories include the Jewish Israeli Yellow Pages and the Jewish Master Guide. Jewish Israeli Yellow Pages is a bilingual, English and Hebrew yellow page directory distributed free through local commercial and retail establishments in the New York metropolitan area and Florida. The Jewish Master Guide is a yellow page directory designed to meet the needs of the Hasidic and ultra Orthodox Jewish communities in the New York metropolitan area and Florida. Dag Media also operates Internet portals, JewishYellow.com targeting worldwide Jewish communities and JewishMasterguide.com, targeting the ultra-orthodox and Hasidic communities. The company was founded by Assaf Ran and is based in Kew Gardens, New York.


MARTHA STEWART LIVING OMNIMEDIA INC (MSO)

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. (MSLO) provides original how-to' content and products for homemakers and other consumers primarily in the United States and Canada. It operates in four segments: Publishing, Television, Merchandising, and Internet/Direct Commerce (IDC) through, which it creates and distributes content and merchandise primarily in eight areas, including home, cooking and entertaining, gardening, crafts, holidays, keeping, and baby and kids. Publishing segment publishes magazines, including Martha Stewart Living; Martha Stewart Weddings for the upscale bride; and Special Interest Publications, which provide advice and ideas around a particular topic contained in its primary content areas. It also offers a magazine featuring recipes and publications featuring natural living content; publishes newspaper columns, which provide informative how-to' content in response to particular questions posed by its consumers; newsletters; and books, including Martha Stewart Living books and Martha Stewart-authored books. The Television segment produces and distributes television programming through syndication and cable broadcast. The Merchandising segment designs merchandise and related packaging, and promotional and advertising materials, as well as license various trademarks, in connection with retail programs conducted through third-party retailers and manufacturers. The company under the Martha Stewart Signature brand designs home decorative products, including a color palette, consisting of 416 colors; furniture products for the living room, bedroom, and dining room; and broadloom carpeting, hardwood flooring, linoleum, and porcelain tiles. The IDC segment consist an online flowers program, which provides floral products, such as grower's bunches, mixed bouquets, blooming plants, wreaths, and garlands. MSLO was founded by Martha Stewart and is based in New York City.


PRIVATE MEDIA GROUP INC (PRVT)

Private Media Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provide adult media content for a range of media platforms. The company processes still photography and motion pictures images into products suitable for media formats, such as print publications, DVDs, video cassettes, and digital media content for broadcasting, broadband, and Internet distribution. In addition, it also markets and distributes branded leisure and novelty products, including various lines of clothes, nutritional supplements, and energy soft drinks oriented to the adult entertainment lifestyle. The company publishes Private, an international X-rated magazine, which is distributed through newsstands and other retail outlets. It also acquires and distributes adult motion pictures, which generally feature men and women in various erotic and sexual situations, generally in both hardcore and softcore versions. The company distributes these movies through cable, satellite, and hotel television programming, as well as through the Internet. It also offers services through Internet, which includes subscription-based service, broadband video on demand site, live sex chat service, adult personals, DVD rental service, and e-commerce shop. Private Media markets its products and services in the United States, Gibraltar, Cyprus, Sweden, Spain, France, Benelux, and Canada. The company was formerly known as Glacier Investment Company and changed its name to Private Media Group, Inc. in 1997. Private Media Group is headquartered in Barcelona, Spain.