J2 Global Buys Ziff Davis For $167 Million →

It’s easy to forget these days how important Ziff Davis was at one point, from PC Magazine and MacWEEK back through Popular Electronics and even all the way back to the original science fiction magazine, Amazing Stories. And, of course, ZDTV, what became TechTV. It’s been downsized and dismantled over the years, though, to the point where it’s not clear to me just what it is that J2 Global is actually buying — the answer may just be the online versions of PC Magazine and Computer Shopper. I’m sure I speak for both devoted readers when I say I hope the new owners take good care of them.