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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 …

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 …

AOL Beats Q4 Estimates
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Earlier this morning, AOL reported its fourth quarter earnings results, and for shareholders, there’s both good news and bad news.  The good: the company beat most analysts’ expectations.  The bad: a column documenting year-over-year changes is still almost full of double-digit negative numbers.

Indeed, total revenue decreased 26 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2009, advertising revenue fell by the same amount, and free cash flow plunged by 38 percent, none of which is encouraging.

AOL Achieves Big Q3 Profits

Earlier this morning, AOL delivered its third-quarter earnings report, and while there were significant problems, the company was able to impress investors.  AOL’s stock is now up 6.05 percent, which is more than a decent way for it to start the day.

That increase is in part due to the fact AOL was able to report $563.5 million in total revenue, even though analysts thought the company would just report $557.0 million.  Also, thanks to the sale of Kayak and ICQ, AOL managed to report $171.6 million in profit – a 132 percent year-over-year jump.

AOL CEO Discusses Google, Search Deals

AOL’s current search deal with Google will expire in six and a half months, and although it looks like AOL’s CEO, Tim Armstrong, would prefer to stick with the search giant, his options are supposedly not limited.  Armstrong talked today about how things could go in several directions.

Tim Armstrong Weighing Search Deal With Microsoft

AOL’s current search deal with Google is set to end in December, and when it expires, there’s no guarantee that AOL will stick with the search giant.  Today, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong implied that he’s weighing his options.

Ad Council Launches New AOL-Backed Social Site for PSAs

The Advertising Council, which is the leading producer of public service announcements in the United States, has unveiled a new site at MyAdCouncil.org. The site is intended to encourage advertising agencies, media companies, and advertisers to expand the reach of their PSAs by using social media platforms.

Ex -Yahoo Exec Joins AOL
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AOL has named former Yahoo executive Brad Garlinghouse as President of its Internet and Mobile Communications.

Garlinghouse will also head up AOL’s Silicon Valley operations from its Mountain View campus, acting as the West Coast lead for AOL Ventures, the company’s venture capital arm led by Jon Brod.

AOL Taps Arthur Minson As CFO
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AOL has named Arthur Minson as the company’s new Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Minson replaces Nisha Kumar, who left AOL earlier this summer. Minson was previously with Time Warner Cable, where he served as Executive Vice President and Deputy CFO and had a hand in helping manage that division’s separation from Time Warner. Prior to his role at Time Warner Cable, Minson led AOL’s Corporate Finance and Development activities.

MySpace, Bebo Not For Sale
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It looks like two significant social networks aren’t going to change hands anytime soon.  Executives representing News Corp and AOL have, with different degrees of forcefulness, expressed their intentions to retain possession of MySpace and Bebo, respectively. 

Big Changes in Google’s Sales Department

Earlier this year, Google laid off about 200 employees in the sales and marketing department. Head of Sales, Tim Armstrong also left the company to become CEO of AOL. Armstrong then got Senior Google sales executive Jeff Levick to go with him.

Google Names Armstrong Replacement
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Dennis WoodsideGoogle’s head of American Advertising Sales and Operations Tim Armstrong recently left Google to become AOL’s new Chairman and CEO. Google has announced his replacement (staying within the company) with Dennis Woodside.

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Time Warner Inc has named Tim Armstrong, Google Senior Vice President, as its new Chairman and CEO of AOL, in a move it hopes will help the company improve its advertising sales and prepare it for a spin-off.

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Time Warner Inc has named Tim Armstrong, Google Senior Vice President, as its new Chairman and CEO of AOL, in a move it hopes will help the company improve its advertising sales and prepare it for a spin-off.

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Time Warner Inc has named Tim Armstrong, Google Senior Vice President, as its new Chairman and CEO of AOL, in a move it hopes will help the company improve its advertising sales and prepare it for a spin-off.

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Time Warner Inc has named Tim Armstrong, Google Senior Vice President, as its new Chairman and CEO of AOL, in a move it hopes will help the company improve its advertising sales and prepare it for a spin-off.

SMX East: Keynote With Google’s Tim Armstrong

At todays keynote Tim Armstrong, President, Advertising and Commerce, North America, & Vice President – Google, spoke to Danny Sullivan about a variety of topics.

(Coverage of the SMX East conference will continue at WebProNews Videos.  Keep an eye on WebProNews for more notes and videos from the event this week.)

Googler Games Google; Cutts Goes Silent
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A week after Google’s Matt Cutts set the SEO world ablaze by asking webmasters to report cases of link-buying, his area of the Googleplex is decidedly silent – and so is the media relations department regarding a double-dipping Google executive’s association with a questionable made-for-AdSense company.