netmeg - 1:07 pm on Jun 9, 2013 (gmt 0)
rel=publisher is not quite the same thing (yet). I don't think that, for example, avatars show up in the search results with logos (although supposedly may happen at some point)
I use both; the rel=publisher is linked to my company page and rel=author is linked to my personal page. I suspect that places like searchengineland use it the same way - publisher for the entity itself, and author for the individual authors.