Bob Guccione Jr. Out At Discover Media

1011guccione.jpgBob Guccione Jr. has been booted out of his old post as CEO at Discover Media. Apparently, it all comes down to the business style:

Differences between Discover’s financial backers and Guccione began to surface six week ago, an insider said.

“It became apparent that they weren’t happy with him and he wasn’t happy with them,” said one source.

One possible source of contention was the company’s Internet strategy.

While most print companies are desperately trying to become multi-platform companies, Discover Media sold off its discover.com Web address to Discover Card for about $5 million.

Instead, we’re going to point our readers to discovermagazine.com, which is a lot shorter and catchier than discover.com. Which makes no sense, given that Discover has one of the best magazine websites we’ve seen.