mediabistro.com / Jupitermedia: Laurel’s Letter

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    When Jupitermedia contacted us a few months back, I couldn’t think of a better company to acquire us. The companies complement each other in so many ways. Jupiter has its own job boards, JustTechJobs.com. It has a vast customer base of creatives and creative buyers on its Graphics.com network. It has a huge e-media business. And, finally, its CEO Alan Meckler, has years of experience in the conference business, an area where we are eager to grow. Which brings me to my last, but very important point. Alan Meckler is a visionary. He gets it in a way that few “old media” CEOs do. He pursued Yahoo!, Infoseek, Craigslist.org, Slashdot and Wired.com long before they were brand names. He owns the URL Internet.com for a reason. And now, he owns us.

    Welcome, Alan, to the ‘bistro! We look forward to working with you. It’s the beginning of a beautiful partnership. To all of you who are wondering: NO, I’m not leaving. I’m starting a new a new exciting chapter of my mediabistro.com life — as an employee. For you, who’ve made mediabistro.com what it is, this won’t mean any major changes. If anything, Jupitermedia’s resources will only help us improve and expand our services. So, stay tuned for what’s to come.