The morning that Aol CEO Tim Armstrong announced the $315 million acquisition of the Huffington Post, he stood beside a beaming Arianna Huffington in the company’s Broadway headquarters.
Watching from the back of the room, I remember Huffington proudly declaring that her sister, Agapi Stassinopoulos, whom she had brought with her, still used an Aol e-mail address.
The couple hundred assembled Aol workers, already disoriented by the surprise merger, greeted this with a tentative cheer that seemed to trail off into a question mark. Even employees found it hard to reconcile the company’s ambitions as a world-beating tech giant with the unfashionable reality of having Aol e-mail.
As a lifelong Hotmail user, smirking at the hipster apocalypse that was yesterday’s Gmail outage, I beg to differ.
If you’re yearning for some Jay-Z at your cubicle next Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 2 p.m., head over to music.msn.com/jayz, where a webcast of Jay-Z’s American Gangster concert at the Hammerstein Ballroom on Sunday will be posted.
XXL Mag gives us the goods:
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Having enchanted a growing list of celebrities and non-celebrities—and having shrugged off the objections of rabbis and scholars who say they are peddling a decidedly watered-down, quick-fix version of Jewish mysticism—modern-day Kabbalists haven’t wasted any time tackling one of the most pressing spiritual problems of the age: relationships.
On a recent Sunday, the Kabbalah Read More
On a slow night, Anne, a 23-year-old assistant at an art consultancy, will get drunk at home with her friends and, instead of watching a movie or gossiping about men, they’ll break into one of their old boyfriends’ e-mail accounts. “My friends and I have a few glasses of wine, and it’s like, ‘Let’s go Read More
O.K., students. Put down that remote control. Push away those Chinese takeout cartons. Stop staring at Greta Van Susteren, trying to figure out exactly how much work she had done and the impact this will have on women’s-magazine cover stories over the next few months.
It’s time again for a pop-culture quiz–a compilation of Read More