by Brian Solis

With the demise of Business 2.0, several editors and reporters are migrating to bigger and better opportunities.

I caught up with for Business 2.0 veteran Michael Copeland at the  TechCrunch40 conference and he mentioned that he was now part of the Fortune team. I think Copeland is an excellent and astute writer, so hats off to him for making a seamless transition.I also saw Lindsay Blakely at the show, although I wasn’t able to break free from my conversation to catch up with her. Lindsay, what are you up to these days?
I’ve also been talking to Chris Morrison quite a bit lately who recently joined Matt Marshall over at VentureBeat

Then there’s the story of Erick Schonfeld, former Editor at Large for Business 2.0. It just so happens, that Mr. Schonfeld has joined TechCrunch as co-editor, sharing the responsibility with none other than Michael Arrington himself


Photo Credit: TechCrunch

TechCrunch is the loudest voice in the new internet economy and its empire is rapidly expanding.

Per Arrington’s post announcing the new hire, “I am extremely proud to announce that TechCrunch now has a co-editor. Erick Schonfeld, most recently an editor-at-large at Business 2.0…The timing was also perfect. I was able to hire Heather, our CEO, after her boss Ross Levinsohn left Fox. Similarly, talking Erick into joining was much easier since Business 2.0 is closing down next week. He had many job offers to choose from, but our persistence won in the end.”

Erick will remain in New York and officially open the New York office, which he will share with another TechCrunch property, CrunchGear.
Erick has been covering startups and technology news for 14 years.

Prior to Business 2.0, Erick was an editor-at-large for eCompany and a contributing editor for Fortune. In 1999, Schonfeld won the prize for best information technology submission at London’s Business Journalist of the Year Awards, and in 2001 he won the prize for best space submission at the Aerospace Journalist of the Year Awards in Paris.

In 1996 and 1997, Schonfeld was recognized in the TJFR Business News Reporter’s list of the “best and brightest financial journalists under the age of 30.” He appears regularly on CNBC, CNN, and NY1, and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences. Schonfeld graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University in 1993.

In memoriam,  the final issue:

See my previous story, “Business 2.0 is Dead.”

About the Author:

Brian Solis

Brian Solis is principal at Altimeter Group, a research-based advisory firm. Solis is globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders and published authors in new media. A digital analyst, sociologist, and futurist, Solis has studied and influenced the effects of emerging media on business, marketing, publishing, and culture. His current book, Engage, is regarded as the industry reference guide for businesses to build and measure success in the social web.

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