Digital newsagents the way forward for b2b?

There have been recent moves by WH Smith and now Asda to launch online “newsagents” – online stores offering digital editions of magazines on subscription. Is this a way for the b2b magazines which been squeezed out of retail outlets in recent years, to get back onto a general retail platform? Or is the digital magazine itself only an irrelevant way-station on the road from paper to the web? What do you think?

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The case for the Euro

Will Hutton  in The Observer raised the (taboo) question over the weekend of Britain’s adoption of the euro. The debate seems to have dropped right off the political radar, but Hutton thinks now is the time to refocus on the issue:

It might be politically toxic – but we must join the euro now.

He argues that there are only three fully convertible currencies in the world right now – the dollar, euro and yen – and that joining the Euro now is right thing to do.

The best time to begin negotiations is now, rather than in the middle of an economic rout.

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