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j2 Global: Internet Services

September 29, 2014

j2 Global, Inc. is a global provider of internet services to individuals and businesses. The company was founded in 1995 and was originally known as j2 Global Communications, Inc. and changed its name to j2 Global, Inc. in December 2011. It is headquartered in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California and is a publicly traded company (NASDAQGS:JCOM).

j2 Global runs two separate divisions, Business Cloud Services and Digital Media. The Business Cloud Services offers cloud services to sole proprietors, small to medium-sized businesses and enterprises as well as government organizations. It licenses its intellectual property to third parties.

This segment provides online fax services; on-demand voice and unified communication services; online backup solutions; hosted email, email encryption, and email archival services. It also offers email marketing services and cloud –based CRM solutions. This segment markets its services mainly through eFax, MyFax, eVoice, Onebox, FuseMail, Campaigner, KeepItSafe, and LiveDrive brand names.

Meanwhile the Digital Media division runs a portfolio of Web properties under the Ziff Davis umbrella that offers technology, gaming and lifestyle content and data-driven platform connecting advertisers with visitors in those properties and to visitors of third party Websites.

This division’s Web properties include PCMag.com, emedia, ExtremeTech.com, Geek.com, ComputerShopper.com, LogicBuy.com, Toolbox.com and TechBargains.com that feature reviews of technology products, technology-oriented news and commentary, professional networking tools for IT professional, and online deals and discounts for consumers.

It also runs gaming and men’s lifestyle sites including IGN.com and AskMen.com. It sells display and video advertising targeted to in-market technology buyers, customer leads to online merchants, and business-to-business leads to IT vendors. It licenses the right to use PCMag’s Editors’ Choice logo and other copyrighted editorial content to businesses.

As stated by the firm j2 Global is the result of a marriage of a revolutionary patented suite of services and financially strong and disciplined organization. The company takes pride of having accomplished as of December 31, 2012, 17 consecutive fiscal years of revenue growth.

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