San Francisco--Just days after its premiere issue was polybagged along with Business 2.0, Fuse
has reportedly been shut down by Imagine Media Inc. Fuse
was to have been bundled with two more copies of Business 2.0
before launching on its own in June with a paid circulation of 125,000. The move to close Fuse
comes amid a softening of ad pages for so-called new economy titles and at the same time that The Industry Standard
dialed back its spinoff, Grok,
to a supplement.