Backpage to become standalone business; 13 alternative weeklies to spin off by Peter M. Zollman in Marketplace 24 Sep 2012 Updated: 4:15 p.m. EDT September 24 with additional comments Backpage.com is becoming a stand-alone classified advertising business, with its two owners selling off the part of the company that is their history and heritage --- the 13 alternative weekly newspapers that include the Village Voice in New York and New Times in Phoenix, their original paper. The owners plan to expand thThis article is only available to AIM Group clients. Please subscribe now or log in to view. Share Backpage.comCraigslistCraigslist Peter M. Zollman Peter M. Zollman brings more than 35 years of media experience to his role as founding principal of the AIM Group / Classified Intelligence Report. He has worked with a wide range of media companies, dot-coms, technology providers and start-ups to develop and expand successful interactive-media services. He is based in Altamonte Springs, Fla., near Orlando.