Wednesday, August 09, 2006

BusinessWeek getting a lot of flak for its cover story

Financial magazine BusinessWeek's most recent issue is on Web 2.0's successful website, The magazine's cover claims that the founder of made $60 million in 18 months. The founder, Kevin Rose, is a 29 year old internet entrpreneur who epitomizes the impact and growth of Web 2.0 companies.

The BusinessWeek article's lofty claims have been ridiculed by mass media, however, causing a stir and calling into question if the story's claims were meant to bring attention to the magazine. If attention is what BusinessWeek wanted, that's what it got.


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