25 Feb '13, 4pm

"An Unholy Union?" Why new ownership likely spells bad news for the SFWeekly and Bay Guardian.

"An Unholy Union?" Why new ownership likely spells bad news for the SFWeekly and Bay Guardian.

To all outward appearances, the fledgling San Francisco Newspaper Company is on a roll. After buying the San Francisco Examiner from Denver billionaire Philip Anschutz in 2011, it completed an unprecedented trifecta, scooping up the city’s two politically disparate and long-feuding alt weeklies—the Bay Guardian and SF Weekly —and bringing them together under the Examiner’s roof at 225 Bush Street. The company is nominally headed by Todd Vogt, a brash, 44-year-old British Columbia native, and its shareholders include Canadian newspaperman David Black and an executive associated with the Vancouver-based Black Press. If it were anyone other than Vogt coming to town to pluck a trio of money-losing newspapers from the bargain bin, the reaction might be a collective yawn. But Vogt has gone out of his way to make himself notorious. Ever since he arrived in 2011, he has played the...

Full article: http://www.modernluxury.com/san-francisco/story/unholy-union

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Kickstarter's #Oscars victory spells tough road for Asia's crowdfunding scene

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sgentrepreneurs.com 25 Feb '13, 6am

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