All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Huffington Post’

Will AOL Get Rid Of The Huffington Post Under Verizon?

If you’ve been on the internet today, you probably know that Verizon is acquiring AOL, pending regulatory approval and closing conditions. While the announcement made no claims that AOL’s content properties would be spun off, reports at Re/code have suggested otherwise. As we referenced in an earlier article on the acquisition, Re/Code’s Peter Kafka suggested Verizon could decide to spin …

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Beastie Boys “Girls” Gets Feminist Remake

Remember the Beastie Boys classic 1987 hit Girls? Here’s a few lines in case you need to refresh your memory: Girls, to do the dishes Girls, to clean up my room Girls, to do the laundry Girls, and in the bathroom Girls, that’s all I really want is girls Two at a time, I want girls With new wave hairdos, …

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Christopher Walken Supercut Features 36 Years Of Dancing In Movies

Christopher Walken has already proven his versatility in acting by starring in over a hundred movies since the start of his career. He has also played a number of lead roles in plays, such as Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, and Hamlet. Die-hard fans of Walken may have also noticed that the actor is a smooth dancer as well. Now, thanks …

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New York Times Latest SEA Target

In a late Tuesday afternoon digital attack, the New York Times, Twitter and The Huffington Post became the latest reported victims of the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA). If you are looking for the latest crossword or list of best sellers, patience is a virtue. The New York Times is offering workaround solutions. Much of Twitter remained accessible and, according to …

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Joan Rivers Calls Adele “Fat,” Makes Fried Chicken Jokes

Joan Rivers is known for her acerbic, often insulting, comedy. However, when the subject of Rivers’ ridicule is an easy target like singer Adele‘s weight, the comedy can easily strike sensitive people as outright mean. On the Late Show With David Letterman Rivers made jokes about Adele’s weight, saying that Adele’s song “Rolling in the Deep” should have “Fried Chicken” …

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HuffPost Live Goes Live Later Today

Today, at 10 am EST, the Huffington Post is finally launching their long ago-announced streaming network, HuffPost Live. First announced back in January (and later previewed in February), HuffPost Live is launching as a 24-hour online news channel – a move that puts it in direct competition with not only other online live news outlets, but cable news as well. …

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Every Juicy Bit Of Sex & Nudity From Game of Thrones…Need I Say More?

[Obligatory but totally obvious NSFW tag] The second season of HBO’s insta-classic drama series Game of Thrones has come to a close, which of course elicits feelings of anguish, rage, depression, and despair. Like any emotional-draining experience, we eventually find acceptance – but only because Breaking Bad is less than a month away. Without fawning any more over a show …

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Huffington Post Adding Third Napping Room

How many times have you been at your desk and had the overwhelming urge to take a nap? What if all you had to do was book the “nap room?” Well that is exactly what life is like at the Huffington Post. Arriana Huffington has been warning of the dangers of sleep deprivation for years now. She had an episode …

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Huffington Post Hires Mehdi Hasan

British journalist Mehdi Hasan, who once referred to all non-Muslims as being “animals,” has been appointed as the Huffington Post’s political director in the U.K. Hasan has parted ways with British left-wing political magazine the New Statesman, though will continue to contribue a weekly column. Below is a clip of Hasan speaking of the Islamic moral high ground, and how …

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AOL Looking To Sell TechCrunch, Engadget…Or Not [Report/Rumor/Update]

Update: According to AOL CEO Tim Armstrong, the company is not looking to unload TechCrunch or Engadget. AdAge spoke with him, sharing the following quote: “We are planning to invest in those properties, not sell” them, Mr. Armstrong said in an interview with Ad Age. He admitted that the company has spoken with outside entities about partnerships that would lead …

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Arianna Huffington Free to Concentrate on the Post

For over a year Arianna Huffington has served at AOL’s many media properties as the catch all editor. She is famous as a shrewd negotiator who isn’t afraid to ruffle a few feathers. Her length of influence extended over TechCrunch, MovieFone, MapQuest, and Patch.com, but with the changes at AOL, so also changes her focus on those entities. According to …

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Is AOL Selling the Huffington Post? [Internet Gossip]

There are a couple of different rumors floating around the internet news sites today. They all seem to

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Huffington Post Series Wins Pulitzer

The Huffington Post senior military correspondent David Wood’s ten-part series “Beyond the Battlefield,” which documents the lives of severely wounded combat veterans, has won the Pulitzer Prize in National Reporting. Wood’s win is the first Pulitzer for the AOL-owned Huffington Post, a self-described internet newspaper, and is significant in the award organization’s recognition of online-only news sources. The 7-year-old Huffington …

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What The Hell’s Going On Over At AOL Huffington Post Media Group?

After some restructuring over at the AOL Huffington Post Media Group, there are conflicting reports as to what actually happened to Arianna Huffington. The New York Times ran a piece yesterday with the headline “Huffington Gains More Control in AOL Revamping.” In that article, Brian Stelter says that part of the “revamp” at the top gives the technology, business development, …

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Le Huffington Post Québec Goes Live

Today, Arianna Huffington announced the launch of the second Huffington Post expansion into a French language community, as Le Huffington Post Québec is now live. Here’s what she had to say in a blog post this morning: This is the first time we’ll have two HuffPost editions in the same country. But it won’t be a sibling rivalry; it will …

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Viral Video: Overnight Sensation, Literally

Kentucky dad Adam Brown has fraternal twins that are barely 2 months old. One is a placid, easy-going boy. The other is a girl who is fussy with colic. So, like many dads, Brown makes noises at her. Baby girl calms down, even for just a bit. But, she also has a novel reaction to one sound. This video was …

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Huffington Post Streaming Network On The Way

In a news world placing a greater emphasis on “premium video content,” the Huffington Post is set to launch an online streaming news channel with the hope of competing with entities like CNN and MSNBC. According to Forbes, the new channel will be called the Huffington Post Streaming Network and will kick off with a preview held in AOL’s HQ …

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AOL Rumored To Be Looking For HuffPost President, ReadWriteWeb Acquired By Say Media

It’s been quite a year for shake-up among prominent tech blogs. None have been more highly publicized than Michael Arrington leaving TechCrunch after it was acquired by AOL. A handful of others from TechCrunch also stepped away, or pulled back to some extent. Actually, Arrington continues to spread some juicy gossip about what’s going on with AOL. On his Uncrunched …

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Should You Have to Pay to Link?

This isn’t about paid links in relation to search. This is about paying publications to link to their content as if you were paying to republish it. Do you think a publication should charge others to link to their content? Let us know in the comments. Central European News (CEN) is a media organization that provides various services like news, …

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Huffington Post Suspends Writer After Taking Too Much From an AdAge Story

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, however, that the content in question actually went too far for the Huffington Post’s own tastes. Dumenco explains that the …

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AOL Launches Huffington Post Canada and New AOL TV

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 feature a mix of original reporting and aggregation, much like the American version. Arianna Huffington said, “When we announced our …

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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 how broadly the net will stretch before it’s all said and done. While the announcement doesn’t make any mention of …

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Arianna Huffington Responds to Questionable Lawsuit

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 made a lot of it. The class action complaint can be read in its entirety here (pdf). The Huffington Post …

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Huffington Post and AOL Face Class Action Suit Over Contributed Content

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 deal of the criticism has been coming from writers angry about not getting paid for content that that they apparently …

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AOL Ditches Freelancers, The Engadget Story Continues

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 runs all AOl/HuffPost content) has reportedly put an end to its paid freelancer program. Now, you’re either no staff – …

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Huffington Post Co-Founder Launching Digital Media Company

Ken Lerer is not wasting any time.  Less than a month after selling The Huffington Post to AOL for $315 million, he has busied himself with a new digital media start-up. His new company is called Bedrocket Properties, and Lerer is starting with the help of Brian Bedol, founder of Classic Sports Networks and College Sports Television.  Bedol grew the …

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Huffington Post Draws the Line Between Journalists and Bloggers

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 restructuring, and controversies related to contributors, particularly since The Huffington Post became the foundation of AOL’s content offerings. It seems …

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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 Post Media Group and AOL named Stone “Strategic Adviser for Social Impact.” The development’s arguably a big win for the …

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Huffington Post Officially Part of AOL

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 Michael Calderone (coming from Yahoo), Senior Reporter Trymaine Lee (coming from the New York Times), Senior Congressional Reporter Michael McAuliff …

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Huffington Post Contributor Goes On Strike, Huffington Doesn’t Care

Clearly AOL’s purchase of The Huffington Post has created some ripples within AOL. The company has lost several high profile execs and editors since the acquisition. It appears some ripples have been created within the Huffington Post’s ecosystem itself as well. One publisher, who has contributed numerous articles to the site has called for a “strike”. Bill Lasarow, Publisher and Co-editor …

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