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2013-03-06 10:58:15 PM  
Demergers are all the craze now

Ask AOL
 
2013-03-07 12:25:00 AM  
I'm continually amazed that any printed magazines or newspapers continue to exist at all, now that we all have the internet.
 
2013-03-07 12:28:36 AM  
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2013-03-07 12:55:47 AM  
Makes sense from a business perspective.  Let the fools who buy stock in the new company lose money rather than the parent company
 
2013-03-07 01:06:47 AM  
i.imgur.com

Not so much a year of hell as a decade of hell for print. Well-played, subby, well-played.
 
2013-03-07 01:38:20 AM  
So.. will TimeWarner keep their name? Become just Warner? Something else entirely?

/why the hell hasn't TimeWarner Cable changed their name yet?
 
2013-03-07 02:11:55 AM  
With Fox changing Speed into a Fox Sports national network, I wonder if they would buy out Sports Illustrated. CNN SI never went anywhere, but having Sports Illustrated in the stable couldn't hurt and coudl be there version of ESPN the magazine.
 
2013-03-07 02:17:56 AM  

Ed Willy: With Fox changing Speed into a Fox Sports national network, I wonder if they would buy out Sports Illustrated. CNN SI never went anywhere, but having Sports Illustrated in the stable couldn't hurt and coudl be there version of ESPN the magazine.


You kinda knew something was up when they announced about a month ago that CNN would be using Bleacher Report (which they [TBS, division of Time Warner and CNN's parent] bought for $200M) instead of SI for its sports coverage from now on.
 
2013-03-07 02:20:10 AM  
Buggy whips. Useless. Obselete.
 
2013-03-07 02:51:39 AM  

HotWingAgenda: I'm continually amazed that any printed magazines or newspapers continue to exist at all, now that we all have the internet.


I subscribe to my local newspaper, and three magazines, and I subscribe to another two for my kid.

I like to get away from the computer every once in a while and to sit in the family room and read while being semi-sociable.
My kid isn't old enough to use a computer, but he can flip pages and look at pictures.
 
2013-03-07 03:29:44 AM  
With the death of Newsweek, it was only a matter of Time.
 
2013-03-07 04:10:28 AM  
If only there was Time to think up a joke.
 
2013-03-07 04:12:53 AM  

Krieghund: My kid isn't old enough to use a computer, but he can flip pages and look at pictures.


If your kid can move his fingers that kid can use an iPad or a Nexus.  Which is a hell of a lot more stimulating than flipping pages through National Geographic.

/seriously - papers are still printed?
 
2013-03-07 04:14:35 AM  
Obvious ploy to make photojournalism profitable.

/in Time
 
2013-03-07 04:59:53 AM  

HotWingAgenda: I'm continually amazed that any printed magazines or newspapers continue to exist at all, now that we all have the internet.


If they were smart they would sell all their printing presses to a publishing company in the third world.
 
2013-03-07 05:20:38 AM  

Krieghund: HotWingAgenda: I'm continually amazed that any printed magazines or newspapers continue to exist at all, now that we all have the internet.

I subscribe to my local newspaper, and three magazines, and I subscribe to another two for my kid.

I like to get away from the computer every once in a while and to sit in the family room and read while being semi-sociable.
My kid isn't old enough to use a computer, but he can flip pages and look at pictures.


My mom, who was an avid Herald Tribune reader, used the describe NY Daily News readers the same way.
 
2013-03-07 05:36:29 AM  
I think everybody understands why print is increasingly, and I'm certainly not giving up my Internet access to prevent it, but I still feel nostalgic about their impending doom.

/Yes, I know Time will continue to be published. But ... (takes off sunglasses) ... it's on borrowed time.
 
2013-03-07 05:37:57 AM  
Here's your missing word: "obsolete"
 
2013-03-07 06:21:20 AM  

Twilight Farkle: [i.imgur.com image 480x360]

Not so much a year of hell as a decade of hell for print. Well-played, subby, well-played.


*bows*

Feels good to wake up to a greenlight, feels better waking up to 2

I know Time isn't going away immediately but I don't see it lasting long without Warner backing it up
 
2013-03-07 08:40:11 AM  
Let's see, stale news from last week that you have to pay for, with news bites and news articles that are mediocre at best vs. instant access to everything all the time.

They can't they make money with their e-zines and online subscriptions either, because they're trying to follow the same "magazine" model. Online efficiencies are stripping these lumbering industries. Good bye.
 
2013-03-07 08:55:04 AM  

cman: Demergers are all the craze now

Ask AOL


Ermegherd!  Demergers!
 
2013-03-07 09:06:32 AM  
Nothing of value will be lost.
 
2013-03-07 09:20:02 AM  

gingerjet: Krieghund: My kid isn't old enough to use a computer, but he can flip pages and look at pictures.

If your kid can move his fingers that kid can use an iPad or a Nexus.  Which is a hell of a lot more stimulating than flipping pages through National Geographic.

/seriously - papers are still printed?


There are many benefits to printed media for children, including tactile development, durability (iPads are not cheap to replace when a 2-year-old drops it) and potential for arts and crafts (a nature magazine can easily be cut up and the pieces glued on paper or used in a matching game, just to name a couple of things).
 
2013-03-07 10:25:29 AM  
That's what happens when they fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way
 
2013-03-07 10:32:59 AM  

Charles_Nelson_Reilly: Here's your missing word: "obsolete"


Not quite. There is one more profitable episode in Time's magazine division left to play out: selling these doomed rags to gullible "investors" for cold, hard cash. It's a sweet deal when you think about it. The magazines are doomed to a slow, money-draining demise in anybody's hands, and Time Warner wants to make sure it isn't theirs. So what better to do than trumpet the sales of these assets while they still have some perceived market value? They walk away with a mountain of cash with which to pursue other ventures while the buyers have to deal with the fact that magazines' days are numbered.
 
2013-03-07 10:55:42 AM  

Krieghund: HotWingAgenda: I'm continually amazed that any printed magazines or newspapers continue to exist at all, now that we all have the internet.

I subscribe to my local newspaper, and three magazines, and I subscribe to another two for my kid.

I like to get away from the computer every once in a while and to sit in the family room and read while being semi-sociable.
My kid isn't old enough to use a computer, but he can flip pages and look at pictures.


Magazines are better for toilet reading, imo.
 
2013-03-07 11:08:28 AM  
FTFA: Laura Lang, the chief executive of Time Inc. who started the job just over a year ago, said she would depart once the spinoff of the magazine division was complete.

Shortly after she was hired, Ms. Lang brought on Bain & Company, a Boston consulting firm, to help her turn the company around.


Well...there's your problem right there.
 
2013-03-07 11:24:52 AM  

hubcity: FTFA: Laura Lang, the chief executive of Time Inc. who started the job just over a year ago, said she would depart once the spinoff of the magazine division was complete.

Shortly after she was hired, Ms. Lang brought on Bain & Company, a Boston consulting firm, to help her turn the company around.

Well...there's your problem right there.


While they have the same roots, Bain & Co. and Bain Capital are different companies.
 
2013-03-07 12:01:39 PM  

The Bestest: While they have the same roots, Bain & Co. and Bain Capital are different companies.


If their interest is in money making rather than publishing, they'll achieve the same result.
 
2013-03-07 12:30:11 PM  
My in-laws got me a subscription to a magazine as a present. That's equivalent to handing out bags of pennies at Halloween.
 
2013-03-07 12:50:38 PM  

gingerjet: Krieghund: My kid isn't old enough to use a computer, but he can flip pages and look at pictures.

If your kid can move his fingers that kid can use an iPad or a Nexus.  Which is a hell of a lot more stimulating than flipping pages through National Geographic.

/seriously - papers are still printed?


Blimps still exist even though prop planes exist, prop planes still operate even though jets exit...jets exist even though rocketry is a thing now.

Landlines still exist, flip phones and non-smart phones still sell by the millions...see how this works across many technologies?

Your personal experience may not apply to all people everywhere.
 
2013-03-07 01:49:32 PM  

asmodeus224: gingerjet: Krieghund: My kid isn't old enough to use a computer, but he can flip pages and look at pictures.

If your kid can move his fingers that kid can use an iPad or a Nexus.  Which is a hell of a lot more stimulating than flipping pages through National Geographic.

/seriously - papers are still printed?

Blimps still exist even though prop planes exist, prop planes still operate even though jets exit...jets exist even though rocketry is a thing now.

Landlines still exist, flip phones and non-smart phones still sell by the millions...see how this works across many technologies?

Your personal experience may not apply to all people everywhere.


I bet he doesn't have marble countertops or bugatti.  What a piece of shiat.
 
2013-03-07 02:49:41 PM  
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Ohweeohweeoh!
 
2013-03-07 04:15:25 PM  
It fascinates me how all this has come to a head.  Time Inc., back in the 70's, realizing it had to diversify moved into ventures such as movies, etc.  It spawned TimeWarner and that entity has now grown so big it can shed its literal parent company thus leaving Time Inc. back at square one.  Free market capitalism  truly mimics the life cycle of a virus.
 
2013-03-07 04:19:49 PM  

Smackledorfer: Krieghund: HotWingAgenda: I'm continually amazed that any printed magazines or newspapers continue to exist at all, now that we all have the internet.

I subscribe to my local newspaper, and three magazines, and I subscribe to another two for my kid.

I like to get away from the computer every once in a while and to sit in the family room and read while being semi-sociable.
My kid isn't old enough to use a computer, but he can flip pages and look at pictures.

Magazines are better for toilet reading, imo.


Magazines only live in my bathroom nowadays, and only because my SIII has such a weak battery and I'm often left to poop with no reading material.  I only get Discover magazine, which is pretty dense reading.  My biggest complaint about no more magazines is that the Pre-K assignments to cut out pictures of things that start with certain letters just don't get done in my house because there's nothing to cut up.  Teachers are going to have to reevaluate these things soon.  Certainly by 2008 or so (/snark).
 
2013-03-07 04:31:47 PM  
Who reads TIME anymore?  It was only ever useful for the average uninterested American who wanted a quick and easy (and uncontroversial) update on the news of the day with pretty pictures and short articles.  That person is called an Internet-News (and to a lesser extent Cable-News) user today.

More specialized niches like the New Yorker are still doing OK because the type of content they provide is highly targeted (allowing much higher per-ad pricing) and less likely to be replaced with a crappy news-aggregator internet site.
 
2013-03-07 04:47:23 PM  

HotWingAgenda: I'm continually amazed that any printed magazines or newspapers continue to exist at all, now that we all have the internet.


There are old people and the bathroom.  I'm not taking a tablet/laptop/netbook/smartphone with me while I poop, but I'll take a printed copy of The Economist.
 
2013-03-07 05:19:25 PM  
Why are you people on the can long enough to make reading a magazine a worthwhile activity?
 
2013-03-07 05:21:07 PM  

Cepheus Crater: It fascinates me how all this has come to a head.  Time Inc., back in the 70's, realizing it had to diversify moved into ventures such as movies, etc.  It spawned TimeWarner and that entity has now grown so big it can shed its literal parent company thus leaving Time Inc. back at square one.  Free market capitalism  truly mimics the life cycle of a virus.


Don't forget the glory years when it was known as AOL/TimeWarner. Someday, Warner is going to look back at its photo albums and be mortified by the kind of people it used to associate with.
 
2013-03-07 05:23:27 PM  

Myria: Why are you people on the can long enough to make reading a magazine a worthwhile activity?


Some people read fast.  Some people poop slow.  Must we all read and poop like you?

/perhaps you should write a how-to
//submit it to a few magazines and see if gets picked up
 
2013-03-07 06:10:20 PM  

Geotpf: HotWingAgenda: I'm continually amazed that any printed magazines or newspapers continue to exist at all, now that we all have the internet.

There are old people and the bathroom.  I'm not taking a tablet/laptop/netbook/smartphone with me while I poop, but I'll take a printed copy of The Economist.


Good for wiping with, too.
 
2013-03-07 06:38:45 PM  
What is this "free" Internet everyone's talking about? Do all you people live in public libraries?
 
2013-03-07 09:07:23 PM  

Geotpf: HotWingAgenda: I'm continually amazed that any printed magazines or newspapers continue to exist at all, now that we all have the internet.

There are old people and the bathroom.  I'm not taking a tablet/laptop/netbook/smartphone with me while I poop, but I'll take a printed copy of The Economist.


That's better than my boss, who takes my reports to the men's room to mark his edits.
 
2013-03-07 11:05:44 PM  
Sad tag? What? Why? Time is absolutely awful.
 
2013-03-08 07:57:47 AM  

johnnyrocket: Let's see, stale news from last week that you have to pay for, with news bites and news articles that are mediocre at best vs. instant access to everything all the time.

They can't they make money with their e-zines and online subscriptions either, because they're trying to follow the same "magazine" model. Online efficiencies are stripping these lumbering industries. Good bye.


Except that a lot of that "instant access" stems from reporting done by printed periodicals and and such. You know, people who are trying to make money on news as opposed handing it out for free-for-clicks.

Unless you consider the "unskewed polls" guy more reliable than Time magazine. Because that's the kind of news you'll be getting a lot more of in the future in your instant access world.
 
2013-03-08 08:50:04 AM  

gingerjet: Krieghund: My kid isn't old enough to use a computer, but he can flip pages and look at pictures.

If your kid can move his fingers that kid can use an iPad or a Nexus.  Which is a hell of a lot more stimulating than flipping pages through National Geographic.

/seriously - papers are still printed?


You can't wait for the Borg invasion can you?
 
2013-03-08 09:38:36 AM  
Sports Illustrated jinxed by the Sports Illustrated cover jinx.
 
2013-03-10 01:57:26 AM  

HotWingAgenda: Geotpf: HotWingAgenda: I'm continually amazed that any printed magazines or newspapers continue to exist at all, now that we all have the internet.

There are old people and the bathroom.  I'm not taking a tablet/laptop/netbook/smartphone with me while I poop, but I'll take a printed copy of The Economist.

That's better than my boss, who takes my reports to the men's room to mark his edits.


That is vile.
 
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