Time Inc. To Buy, Merge Business 2.0 (Mediaweek.com)
Time Inc.’s Fortune Group, publisher of Money and Fortune Small Business magazines, has agreed to buy the Internet economy journal Business 2.0. for $68 million from U.K.-based publisher Future Network and will fold it into its fledgling eCompany Now.
– Jun 08 6:39 PM ET
My spin: Well this is a smart move. eCompany and Business 2.0 would be a ridiculous wasite of paper under one owner. Both are pretty good mags, and I hope they blend both while keep the great content of both mags in some decent shape.
3Com Discontinues Consumer Cable and DSL Modems, Gives Guidance for Q4, FY01 Results (Business Wire) Today 3Com Corporation announced it will discontinue its line of consumer cable and digital subscriber line modems. This announcement does not impact 3Com’s continued focus on business DSL routers and modems which are products that target small business and enterprises and remain a critical part of 3Com’s strategy. 3Com is also updating the market outlook for its fiscal fourth quarter ended June 1, 2001. – Jun 07 4:03 PM ET
My spin:3COM and other business in the technology field have got a lot of tough decisions to make, Divesting themselves of their DSL and Cable modem business is on touch decision.
Small Businesses Profit At Technology Equipment Auction (Internet Wire)
According to Charyn Auctions, a leading national provider of asset valuation and disposition services, small and home-based businesses have learned that attending auctions is smart business.
– Jun 07 7:45 AM ET
My spin: I’ve particpated in several online auctions (including ebay) and you can save money, but always know a lot about what your buying and keep in focus what the street price for the product is. Also – if something goes wrong with the product and there’s no warranty or it’s only for 30 days – what do you do? Be very careful about buying your mission critical hardware via an auction.
BizLand Inc. Accepts Offline Payments for Online Services
BURLINGTON, Mass., June 7 /PRNewswire/ — BizLand Inc., a leading provider of online resources to small businesses, is using Western UnionÆ QuickPay(SM) to accept cash payments offline for their online services. Using Western Union Quick Pay, customers can pay for annual BizLand memberships in their local currency at more than 56,000 Western Union agent locations worldwide. BizLand’s membership plans offer Web site hosting, site building tools, domain names as well as other marketing and e-commerce tools for small businesses.
My spin: So many companies force their customers to go through all kinds of hurdles to pay them money – it’s refreshing to see Bizland going to these lengths to make their customer’s payment process easier.