The Return of The Industry Standard

bu_industry3.jpg

Industry Standard 2.0? The rumor that The Industry Standard — that ad-filled bible of Tech Boom 1.0 — was returning to print has been making the rounds for the past month. Eric Savitz of Barron’s was the first to point out — on the same week in September, ironically, that Time Inc. shuttered Business 2.0 — that he stumbled onto their web site and found the words, ”Coming Back.” From The New York Times Bits:

”Those people who have who have spoken with IDG said the company plans to start the relaunch with a Web site, which will include a predictive market like the Hollywood Stock Exchange, presumably to let people track startups and technologies and place bets on which will succeed.

”Such markets have shown remarkable power to augur coming events.”

Rafat Ali of Paidcontent, who has followed the evolution of this story from the outset, notes that the Polish version of The Industry Standard is still going.

(image via sfgate)