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Quartz is getting ready to launch a subscription business

Quartz, the business news site owned by Atlantic Media, gives away its global economics coverage to anyone who wants to click. It says it attracts about 20 million visitors a month.

Now, Quartz is getting ready to charge money for some of its stuff: While the main site will remain free, Quartz is working on a subscription product, says Editor in Chief Kevin Delaney.

Delaney won’t go into details about what that product is, how much it will cost or when it will launch. But Quartz has given a hint by announcing the purchase of Intelligentsia.ai, a small research firm that specialized in artificial intelligence.

Quartz says founders Dave and Helen Edwards will write for the site for now, but will eventually be part of a “new specialized product aimed at providing global business professionals with valuable insights into how AI affects their organizations.”

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