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Trade Publishers Support ‘Attack’ on California Fax Law


November 8, 2005

By Dylan Stableford [Editor's Note: This story has been corrected. Earlier, we stated that American Business Media filed suit in order to stop a California fax law. Although ABM and many others are supporting that effort, the actual lawsuit was filed on behalf of two named parties, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Xpedite Systems.] In a widely-anticipated

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PIB October: Ad Pages Dip


November 8, 2005

By Dylan Stableford Consumer magazine advertising revenue for the month of October increased 3.5 percent compared to October of last year, according to Publishers Information Bureau figures released today. However, ad pages, often looked to as the more telling metric, dipped 2.1 percent.

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Do Multiples (Still) Have Meaning


November 7, 2005

Whether operating in a moribund environment or a boom market, there is one constant in the realm of M&A: potential dealmakers always kick off the transaction by asking about the price. But unlike the depressed publishing industry of 2003, today's healthy market is rich with more corporate entities asking about price.

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Quark Fights Back in Design Software Battle


November 1, 2005

By Bill Mickey Back in 1998, Quark Inc. opened discussions to acquire Adobe , a $240 million company at the time, for an estimated $2 billion. Not only did Adobe essentially ignore Quark's overtures, the following year it debuted InDesign;a page layout application that eventually knocked Quark out of its industry dominating stupor and inspired a full-on race for design-shop dominance.

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