Eric Morris

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When Congress banned the transfer of money from U.S. banks and institutions to online gambling sites last September, the move effectively threw a wrench in the multibillion-dollar online gambling industry. The legislation left many in the industry shocked and their business models shattered. Not Eric Morris though. Morris had founded Bluff Media in June 2004 with his friend Eddy Kleid, out of his own basement. The duo launched Bluff magazine—the first poker magazine of its kind—and a year later. Turns out Morris and Kleid chose the right time to sit down at the card table, as they rode the poker boom that

Like other publishing executives from consumer and business-to-business publications, Ken Gazzola is always looking for ways to extend his company’s brand. As executive vice president and publisher for the group at The McGraw-Hill Cos. in New York that is responsible for covering aerospace, with its leading magazine Aviation Week & Space Technology, Gazzola refers to his current strategy as “transform and expand.” Part of this includes a name change from Aviation Week Group to McGraw-Hill Aerospace & Defense. He says this signifies his group’s broader coverage of the defense sector. “Right now we get little advertising for land and sea. It’s a whole new

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