'On,' 'Family Life' and 'Asiaweek' Go Down

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NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- AOL Time Warner's Time Inc. division, publisher of more than 150 titles, now has three less.

On, the monthly title formerly known as Time Digital that became America Online's conduit to its customers in March, was one of the casualties, along with 10-times-a-year Family Life, under its Parenting Group, and weekly Asiaweek, founded in 1975.

Failed synergy
On, with 1.5 million circulation, was one of the most public attempts at synergy with America Online since the merger of the two media giants. The Parenting Group purchased the 700,000-circulation Family Life from Hachette Filipacchi Magazines just two years ago.

Despite the closing of the 129,000-circulation Asiaweek, Time Inc. will continue to publish Time Asia, Fortune Asia and Fortune China, and it just recently completed its purchase of British magazine publisher IPC.

Photo resource cut backs
Time Inc. announced it will also downsize and decentralize its Photo Lab and the Time Inc. Picture Collection.

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