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Magic Johnson Expands Media Holdings

Magic Johnson is turning into quite the media mogul. Nearly a year after purchasing Vibe Holdings and becoming its chairman, Johnson has teamed with Ron Burkle to acquire BlackBook Media. The move puts Johnson at the head of Vibe, Uptown and Blackbook magazines.

The lynchpin of the deal, however, was the inclusion of Blackbook’s “Access Network” content management and distribution technology platform. As the New York Post notes, Access Network technology is in use at over 100 media outlets–including Maxim Guides, MTV’s “Jersey Shore” Guides and Bravo!’s Top Chef Guide.

Says Magic, via release: “The technology we acquired as part of the Access Network will serve as a very important piece to enable us to reach consumers.”

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.