PCWorld, in a decision that has several convoluted layers of irony, is discontinuing its print edition and will, after the August issue, be only available in digital form. It has 339,000 print subscribers, but nevertheless after three decades in print, its publisher IDG decided the future was digital. No staff impacts are expected.
"Both technology users and marketers have led the way in the shift from print to online and our decision to end 30 years of PCWorld print publications reflects their preferences," said Bob Carrigan, CEO, IDG Communications in a prepared statement. "PCWorld colleagues in the U.S. will now focus on innovative digital-first editions featuring interactive multimedia presented in high resolution."