Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Ford to reverse away from Dixon again?

What news of Breaking Views, the City commentary website that's being snapped up by Thomson Reuters?
You'll recall the move is causing a bit of a kerfuffle because the key players have a history: BV co-founder, Jonathan Ford, left the company in 2007 after a spectacular falling out with his business partner Hugo Dixon. He then re-emerged at Thomson Reuters to launch a rival commentary service - only to see his new baby effectively strangled at birth by this deal. So what's the next instalment?
"My best guess is that the old hands in London will be redeployed, the Ford will be driven off into the sunset, and that the others will remain," says one Reuters insider, before adding: "It's not so neat in New York, though..."

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