No one could say Paul Miller wasn’t prolific, as he worked his way up the food chain — contributing, associate, senior associate editor — of Engadget, one of the web’s biggest tech blogs.
Over the weekend Miller announced his departure by blog post, noting that, “I’d love to be able to keep doing Read More
On Saturday night at the Columbia Club on West 43rd Street–really just a warren carved out of the Princeton Club, but who’s keeping score?–Arianna Huffington was making a lot of promises. The keynote speaker of the Columbia Daily Spectator Awards Dinner, and newly minted face of AOL, addressed a room of college journalists and recent Read More
means of production
As talk of payouts for the exposure-hungry bloggers who contribute content to The Huffington Post ramps up, California’s Media Worker’s Guild is sponsoring a Facebook campaign asking Arianna Huffington to “spare a dime” out of the $315 million pricetag her company fetched in a recent merger with Aol.
Says the Media Worker’s Read More
The last time AOL was cool, big bookstores made money and Tom Hanks had hair, but the same cannot be said of the dial-up king’s futuristic funhouse at 770 Broadway.
The company’s New York headquarters, Times scribe David Carr once opined,
But, in 2007, AOL moved its headquarters to the former Wanamaker department Read More
Following the news of Aol’s $315 million acquisition of the Huffington Post, we thought it’d be interesting to see what early tech investors might’ve profited handsomely from Tim Armstrong’s largesse. Albert Wenger of Union Square Ventures got us thinking about this:
This is clearly a good deal for Arianna Huffington who I am Read More
content is king
In his bid to turn AOL around by creating a content empire, CEO Tim Armstrong has pulled out all the stops, purchasing the Huffington Post for $315 million and appointing Arianna Huffington as editor in chief.
According to Kara Swisher at All Things D, the pair have a new motto for the empire within Read More
The Business Insider earlier today obtained a 58-slide document detailing Aol’s content business plan, and the result has been a distinct bout of queasiness among journalists and media pundits.
“The Aol Way” reveals the company’s desire that its consumer-facing websites be able to compete with rival sites without the considerable traffic subsidy offered by Read More
Did you know Aol’s email service was down for more than 12 hours yesterday?
About 4 percent of Aol Mail users were frozen out of their accounts yesterday and emails sent to them were rejected, MSNBC’s Wilson Rothman reports. Aol Mail users are still missing emails that disappeared during the outage.
That’s Read More
Kara Swisher at Boomtown unearthed this video of an autotuned David Eun, Aol’s head of media, singing, “A-O-L, come on let’s go” in a song about the company’s 2010 earnings to the tune of Taio Cruz’s club hit, “Dynamite.”
“We’re making content with a tail that’s long, singing A-O, L, come on let’s go,” Read More
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“Everyone I bring here runs into someone they know,” said 24-year old Brad Hargreaves, beaming over the spacious, warmly-lit common room of General Assembly, the shiny new 20,000-square foot coworking space near Union Square where more than two dozen of New York’s hottest startups have set up shop.
Entrepreneurs are sprawled over couches, talking Read More