This Publisher Thought Ecommerce Was Its Savior. Now It’s Dead.

It was a rough final decade for 106-year-old F+W Media

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After 106 years of creating content for hobbyists, F+W Media has filed for bankruptcy, citing $105.2 million in outstanding debt after a failed decade-long attempt to reinvent itself as an ecommerce company—and the exorbitant tech contracts it signed as a means to that end.

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