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TechCrunch Says TechCrunch “As We Know It” May Be Over TechCrunch Says TechCrunch “As We Know It” May Be Over
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Popular tech blog TechCrunch, which was acquired by AOL about a year ago appears to be in major turmoil, following news late last week that founder Michael Arrington is likely out of the company after launching CrunchFund, venture capital fund. …

Michael Arrington and AOL: What They’re Saying Michael Arrington and AOL: What They’re Saying

Update: Arrington is “not employed by Aol” according to this report quoting a Huffington Post spokesperson. Update 2: Peter Kafka at AllThingsD is reporting that Arrington is indeed an AOL employee, though he no longer works for AOL’s Huffington Post …

Demand Media Up, AOL Down Demand Media Up, AOL Down
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Demand Media and AOL have a lot in common, despite their very different histories. Web content is a very big part of both companies’ strategies, and both have had plenty of criticism. AOL’s strategy of late has tended to be …

AOL Earnings Report Released AOL Earnings Report Released

AOL released its earnings report for the second quarter this morning. Included was strong advertising growth, particularly in display. Global ad revenue grew $14.3 million from Q2 2010, though it was negatively impacted by $11.8 million related to $5.9 million …

iPad Magazine: AOL Launches Editions iPad Magazine: AOL Launches Editions

AOL officially launched its iPad-exclusive magazine today. It’s called Editions. They’re not exactly following the trail blazed by News Corp.’s The Daily. Editions is free, and it’s content is personalize for each user. AOL bills the daily publication as “The …

Huffington Post Suspends Writer After Taking Too Much From an AdAge Story Huffington Post Suspends Writer After Taking Too Much From an AdAge Story
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Simon Dumenco at AdAge posted a story today about how the Huffington Post regurgitated one of his articles, and bashed the Post’s long-time claims about how its links can drive tremendous amounts of traffic to the original source. It appears, …

AOL Launches Patch Deals…Yes, Another Deals Service AOL Launches Patch Deals…Yes, Another Deals Service
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Another week, another company “taking on Groupon”. This time it’s AOL – more specifically, AOL’s Patch. AOL is launching Patch Deals with a little help from American Express via its digital payment platform Serve, which will power the Patch Deals …

AOL Launches Huffington Post Canada and New AOL TV AOL Launches Huffington Post Canada and New AOL TV
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The AOL content factory continues to expand, as the company made a couple of big announcements today – the launch of Huffington Post Canada, and the relaunch of AOL TV. The Canadian version of the hugely popular Huffington Post, will …

AOL Industry – AOL Goes Niche and B2B, Starting with Energy, Government, Defense AOL Industry – AOL Goes Niche and B2B, Starting with Energy, Government, Defense

AOL has announced the launch of AOL Industry, a new trade media unit, which will see the growing media juggernaut tackling specific industry niches. This will begin with sites in the Energy, Government, and Defense sectors, but there’s no telling …

Book Recommendation Site Bookish to Launch this Summer Book Recommendation Site Bookish to Launch this Summer
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Upcoming site Bookish wants to be the digital destination for readers of all types – casual to diehard. Today, the new site was announced as a joint venture between AOL Huffington Post Media Group and three major publishers – Hachette, …

Arianna Huffington Responds to Questionable Lawsuit Arianna Huffington Responds to Questionable Lawsuit
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As reported earlier this week, a group of writers who contributed free content to The Huffington Post are suing the publication and AOL (which recently acquired it) based on claims that they are owed money, as the Huffington Post has …

Huffington Post and AOL Face Class Action Suit Over Contributed Content Huffington Post and AOL Face Class Action Suit Over Contributed Content
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The Huffington Post has been on the receiving end of a lot of criticism – more so since the announcement that it would be acquired by AOL, and that that it would essentially run AOL’s entire content business. A great …

AOL PLAY Music App Reaches 250,000 Downloads AOL PLAY Music App Reaches 250,000 Downloads

AOL said today its social music app PLAY has been downloaded over 250,000 times since its launch three weeks ago at SXSW. “Music is a big part of what makes a smartphone a smartphone. But the future of portable music …

AOL Ditches Freelancers, The Engadget Story Continues AOL Ditches Freelancers, The Engadget Story Continues
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Once the announcement came that AOL was acquiring The Huffington Post, all sorts of interesting developments started happenging throuhgout the world of AOL content, and the trend continues. For one, the Huffington Post Media Group (the new media entity that …

April Fools Day At Google 2011 April Fools Day At Google 2011
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Gmail Motion and Google Docs Motion top the list. “To use Gmail Motion, you’ll need a computer with a built-in webcam,” explains Gmail Product Manager Paul McDonald. “Once you enable Gmail Motion from the Settings page, Gmail will enable your …

Huffington Post Draws the Line Between Journalists and Bloggers
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AOL has been a fascinating company to watch over the last several months as it moves further and further away from its legacy as a dial-up ISP to a content machine. There have been internal tiffs, mass layoffs and general …

AOL Rated A “Buy” By UBS

A company that many people expected to fade away as dial-up connections became more and more obsolete will do just fine, according to a respected financial services firm.  This morning, analysts at UBS labeled AOL’s stock a “Buy.” That rating …

Biz Stone Joins Huffington Post, AOL As Strategic Adviser

Biz Stone, who could already count himself the cofounder of Twitter, a former senior specialist at Google, and a former creative director at Xanga (among other things) can now add one more title to his resume.  This morning, the Huffington …

Engadget Editor-in-Chief Leaves

Engadget Editor-in-Chief Joshua Topolsky announced that he is leaving the publication. This comes after two other editors of the publication recently left, citing “the AOL way” as a catalyst. Here’s an exerpt from Topolsky’s post: After nearly four years at …

AOL Layoffs Hit Again

This should come as no surprise to anyone who knows of the Huffington Post acquisition (and particularly to anyone who’s been watching headlines for the past week or so), but AOL’s laying off employees again.  The total number of affected …

Huffington Post Officially Part of AOL
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Things are moving very quickly at AOL these days. Just a month after its announcement, the company has closed its acquisition of The Huffington Post. Along with that announcement comes the addition of some more editorial staff,  including Senior Media Reporter …