In a game of musical chairs at AOL Time Warner's business publications, Business 2.0 has named former Time magazine Technology Editor Josh Quittner as its new editor. Quittner will report to Ned Desmond, who was both the editor and president of Business 2.0 but will now serve as president only. The company also said Jim Aley is leaving his position as Business 2.0's managing editor to become an editor-at-large at Fortune.
Last year, as business publications began to struggle in an increasingly tight ad market, AOL Time Warner bought Business 2.0 andit with rival eCompany Now. The publication seemed to fare much better than many other technology magazines, which fattened with ads during the dot-com gold rush only to shrink as tech advertising dwindled. Business 2.0 competitor the Industry Standard stopped publishing altogether, and the Red Herring cut staff and has back operations.