I’ve always been a relatively early adopter of new technologies, at least when it comes to cookware and sex. So at a seventh-grade slumber party in New Canaan, Conn., it was I who first brazenly entered the fray in an AOL chatroom with the line, “Okay, who here wants to DO IT?” (At the time, Read More
That has such monetization strategies in it!
AOL struck a deal with American Express to use Serve, which is AmEx’s competitor to PayPal, on Patch Deals, which is Patch’s competitor to Groupon, according to a press release sent out this morning. And we bet their user-feedback is much more advanced than the originals.
Hearst magazine websites Read More
“An explosion of online news sources in recent years has not produced a corresponding increase in reporting, particularly quality local reporting, a federal study of the media has found,” wrote New York Times reporters, Jeremy W. Peters and Brian Stelter. They then high-fived David Carr, hate re-tweeted a Patch story about Read More
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 Read More
means of production
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
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.
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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
content is king
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 Read More
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 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 Read More