The End of Business 2.0


As reported some weeks ago, Business 2.0 has finally bitten the dust. The October issue of the magazine will be its last.

Its demise is confirmation that there is no longer any separation between business and technology. But I'm still not gloating. Doubtless, many self-appointed media mavens will be speculating about the future of one my former alma maters, Fast Company magazine. However, I'm wondering how long the likes of Forbes (which is gloating, by the way) has on the newsstands. Fast Company used to be a Boston-New York-D.C. shuttle mainstay. But ask yourself: When was the last time you bought a copy of Forbes? How about Fortune?

While you're pondering that–or even pondering when the last time you bought a magazine that didn't have Branjolina on the cover–you might want to get a copy of the final Business 2.0 issue. It has a feature story on what to do with your money when the real estate market is tanking. I'll bet you one of the suggestions isn't to invest in publishing companies….


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About jquain

Technology reporter, writer, and television correspondent, JQ has been covering the computer, communications, and consumer electronics industries for more than 25 years.A contributor to The New York Times, Popular Mechanics, PC Magazine, U.S. News & World Report and many other publications, JQ appears on CBS News television program Up to the Minute and on Fox Business.
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