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    Virtual Musical Chairs

    Posted: 2010-10-13 16:12:57

    In a tight economy, its not surprising that some businesses are shutting their doors. The world of Jewish innovation is no exception, with a shifting of resources resembling a game of virtual musical chairs.
    JDub Records recently adopted Jewcy.com. The entrepreneurial incubator Joshua Venture has relaunched under new management. And The Forward newspaper recently became Zeeks new on line web host; taking over from its former host, Jewcy.com. Zeek will maintain its editorial independence.
    These shifts have also hit Jewcy\'s retail operations. Heebster marketplace ModernTribe.com now operates a Jewcy Store within its own site. Privately owned ModernTribe.com, run by entrepreneur Jennie Rivlin Roberts, also recently acquired PopJudaica.com. Forward Arts & Culture Editor Dan Friedman says, It\'s like the Microsoft of Judaic kitsch buying Apple.
    When Jewcy.com launched in 2006 as a for-profit online media outlet, it carved out its niche with a line of edgy Jewish t-shirts that were later matched with a blog and events in real time. With more than 120,000 unique visitors per month, Jewcy.com is among the highest trafficked Jewish sites. Its content is primarily written by and for 18-35 year old Jews and their peers. JDub Records is a non profit dedicated to innovative Jewish music, community, and cross-cultural dialogue.
    Meanwhile, the entrepreneurial incubator Joshua Venture Group (formerly known as Joshua Venture) has relaunched after a four-year hiatus. The organization, founded in 1998 in San Francisco, is now based in New York. It offers a two-year fellowship that provides $100,000 in funding and training and other resources.

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