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News startup Patch announces big layoffs as company restructures

Patch owner Hale Global announced sweeping layoffs today as it restructures the news startup. This is the second massive round of job cuts in under a year.
In the Media by Michael Thomas

AOL steps back from Patch with joint venture

Washington - AOL announced Wednesday it is giving up majority control of its troubled Patch hyperlocal news operations to a partner specializing in distressed firms.
In the Media by AFP

AOL's Armstrong fires employee during conference call

New York - In recent days, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong has confirmed "hundreds" of layoffs at Patch, but during a conference call he shockingly fired an employee who tried to take a picture of him.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 5 comments

Facebook announces latest possible replacement for Google Reader

With Google Reader shutting down for good in a little less than a week, there are several companies that are moving forward with their plans for a replacement. Facebook is the latest Internet company looking to fill the soon to be vacancy of RSS readers.
In the Media by Oliver VanDervoort

Op-Ed: Snowden speaks out, security chief misses the point

Sydney - The revelation of intelligence gathering operations being carried out against US citizens has started an inferno. The press is raging against PRISM. The Director of National Intelligence, meanwhile, has misread the public entirely.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 10 comments

Xbox Live subscribers to get new goodies in the form of apps

Xbox 360 users with a subscription to Xbox Live Gold will be able to enjoy the recently released apps for entertainment such as AOL On, SnagFilms, and Crunchyroll.
In the Media by Can Tran

AOL announces it is suspending advertising on Rush Limbaugh show

New York - AOL has just become one of several companies to suspend their advertising schedule on Rush Limbaugh's radio talk show. The company said in a Facebook announcement that Limbaugh's "comments are not in line with our values."
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 6 comments

nextMEDIA liveblog: Publishers talk digital media trends

Toronto - At the annual nextMEDIA conference, publishers will discuss how they are taking advantage of digital media trends to power their publications into the next generation. Digital Journal will be liveblogging the panel discussion.
In the Media by David Silverberg

Op-Ed: US Stop Online Piracy Act could be well-meant online catastrophe

Sydney - The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is basically a good idea, to deal with rampant online copyright violations. The trouble is possible major problems for everyone online. Google, Facebook, Mozilla and many others have already protested to Congress.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 2 comments

Wrong billing — AOL to be taken to court Special

Katy - A Texan resident who has been billed by AOL for internet service he never used is now thinking of suing the company for loss of money.
Digital Journal Report by Ernest Dempsey - 2 comments

AOL's Huffington Post launches four new sites

Major online news publisher and content aggregating blog, The Huffington Post, announced on Monday the launch of four new sections targeted mainly at teenagers, gay and transgender communities, baby boomers and married individuals.
In the Media by John Louie S. Ramos

Michael Arrington ousted at AOL, TechCrunch

Technology news editor and TechCrunch founder, Michael Arrington, has officially been ousted at AOL effective in a few days.
In the Media by Stephanie Medeiros - 2 comments

Is an AOL merger with Yahoo more than a banker's fantasy?

In the wake of the Yahoo board decision to fire CEO Carol Bartz, rumors have begun circulating among Wall Street bankers that AOL may merge with Yahoo.
In the Media by Michael Krebs

Cracks showing in the AOL-Huffington Post relationship

It was an acquisition that some in New York's media circles predicted would signal the beginning of the end of the Huffington Post, and reports are now circulating from staff members that it is getting ugly on the inside.
In the Media by Michael Krebs

mesh 2011: How HuffPost Media Group embraces social media Special

Toronto - Social media is fast becoming an integral force in engaging online communities, AOL's HuffPost Media Group's Rob Fishman told a packed audience at Toronto's mesh conference.
Digital Journal Report by David Silverberg

Huffington Post, AOL being sued by unpaid bloggers

Bloggers who contributed to the Huffington Post for free for several years are seeking millions in damages in a suit filed Tuesday morning.
In the Media by Stephanie Medeiros - 9 comments

Newspaper Guild backs strike of unpaid Huffington Post writers

Arianna Huffington, founder and publisher of The Huffington Post, experienced a significant backlash this week after the Newspaper Guild threw its support behind a strike convened by unpaid contributors to The Huffington Post.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 6 comments

AOL acquires Huffington Post for $315 million

AOL has acquired The Huffington Post for $300 million in cash and $15 million in stock. The deal was announced this morning by Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington and AOL.
In the Media by Andre C James

Facebook expected to launch 'Gmail-killer' at press conference

San Francisco - Facebook is expected to announce the launch of its own email service and it's being dubbed as the "Gmail killer" inside its headquarters. This could open a new front in a Web-based email war.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 1 comment

Liveblog: Facebook, AOL and Rogers debate marketing in modern age Special

Toronto - How should marketers adapt to new technologies and demographics online? How should they view content creation? This liveblog follows a panel discussion between Facebook, AOL and Rogers as part of Digital Day in Toronto.
Digital Journal Report by Chris Hogg

AOL to acquire TechCrunch network

While no financial terms have been disclosed, AOL has confirmed it will acquire the TechCrunch network of sites. The confirmation comes after rumours swirled around the Internet ahead of the TechCrunch Disrupt conference.
In the Media by Chris Hogg - 1 comment

AOL plans to sell or shut down Bebo

AOL plans to find a buyer for its social networking site Bebo, which it bought in 2008 for $850 million, or shut it down.
In the Media by Matt Harding - 1 comment

AOL said to be buying social media blog Mashable

One of the world's largest social media blogs, Mashable is being carefully looked at by AOL. Reports are that the two sides are talking about a possible buyout.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

'Aol.' – New Social Identity Released

AOL is releasing its ties to Time Warner officially on December 10th of 2009, just before the start of the new 2010 year. This is a bold move, and they declare that their advertising strategies and management of the brand are to be just as strong.
In the Media by Ellen Geer

AOL to replace journalism with algorithms, robots to produce edit

In the face of a spin-off from Time Warner next month, AOL's CEO Tim Armstrong shed light on his vision for the future of the company's editorial content - saying that he will largely replace his editorial staff with robots.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 2 comments

AOL to cut one-third of staff

American Online or AOL plans to cut one-third or 2,500 jobs by December 9th. The company would like to trim $300 million in annual costs as part of a spin-off from Time Warner Inc.
In the Media by Joe Gullo

AOL to Release Cartoons Starring Buffett and Stewart

AOL will be releasing new cartoons starring some of the biggest names in the corporate world: Warren Buffett and Martha Stewart.
In the Media by Andrew Moran

Does AOL Plan To Put Bebo on The Chopping Board

Tech Crunch is reporting that AOL may be selling Bebo, its social network. Last year the Internet provider bought up the 'next big deal' for $850 million. It never lived up to its promise.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

AOL Email Scam Steals Personal Information From a Tennessee Woman

Email scams are nothing new to the Internet. As some scammers use threats as a way to extort personal information from vulnerable customers, one woman in Tennesse found out that an email she received on Labour Day would be more work than she expected.
In the Media by Nikki Weingartner - 5 comments
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