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SWMS Analysis: BusinessWeek Up for Sale

SWMS Analysis: BusinessWeek Up for Sale
Monday, July 13, 2009
 
Bloomberg reports today that BusinessWeek is for sale.

BW's Stephen Baker posted a brief item in his blog, which, curiously, had not drawn a single reader comment as of 12:55p EDT. BW editor-in-chief John A. Byrne declined an SWMS invitation to comment.

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SWMS Coverage Analysis: Google Chrome

SWMS Coverage Analysis: Google Chrome
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
 
Who did the best job of covering today's breaking news about Google Chrome becoming a netbook operating system?

For what it's worth, Ars Technica broke the story, shortly before Google itself announced the news in a company blog.

More revealing are the editorial approaches, categorized below:

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A Fatal Flaw in Business Exchange?

Is there a fundamental flaw in Business Exchange, BusinessWeek's community and content-aggregation site? InformationWeek blogger Bob Evans thinks so. In a Jun. 15 blog post, Evans observed that Google News treats any link contributed to Business Exchange as being from BusinessWeek itself.

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Network Computing -- the Digital Edition

Network Computing will publish a digital edition next month, focused on WAN optimization. The digital edition represents a new investment in the NWC brand. No new edit jobs will result; TechWeb will put money into freelance budgets.

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Journalists are leaving media brands every week. Read the fruits of 16 confidential interviews with journalists now working at tech brands or PR agencies, and five interviews with the executives who hired these journalists.