Monday, July 31, 2006

Murder, Inc.

Did John Battelle's wretched tech magazine the Industry Standard only ruin lives?

A tipster (thanks Joe) sent me this terrible story today ... and I admit this is the first I've heard of it.

Murder Accusations Shroud Industry Standard's Latin America Talks

Unproved charges didn't kill deal with magazine, CEO says

Um, what?

Here's a story you won't read in the Industry Standard.

It's a tale of how the hot Internet magazine nearly nailed a deal to acquire or enter a partnership with a new Latin American monthly.

And it's also a tale of how talks with the new magazine faltered -- just as the Standard received a background check that tied one of the new publication's execs to an old murder accusation in Colombia.


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