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  • Yahoo is for sale; bidders line up; Marissa Mayer is toast

    04/11/2016 7:33:45 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 68 replies
    CNN Money ^ | April 11, 2016 | by David Goldman
    Yahoo is for sale, and bidders are lining up to grab their own, ever-shrinking piece of Internet history. The once-great Internet pioneer is entertaining offers...reluctantly. CEO Marissa Mayer would like to see Yahoo through its struggles, but impatient investors are looking for a way to cash out. Yahoo (YHOO, Tech30) has reportedly given interested parties until April 18 to make their offers. The company is expected to fetch something like $8 billion for its core Internet business. Who's buying? The list of interested parties matches the potpourri of businesses that Yahoo operates. Media companies, such as the Daily Mail and...
  • Arianna Huffington: Trump like N Korea's Kim Jong Un

    04/07/2016 6:02:40 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 33 replies
    CNBC ^ | 4-5-16 | Matt Belvedere
    GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump is the American equivalent of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, said Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post. "[Trump] is both a buffoon and dangerous," Huffington told CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Tuesday — citing, in part, as her reasons Trump's proposal to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the country and what she calls "inciting violence at his rallies." The Huffington Post first covered Trump's campaign as entertainment, Huffington said. "[But] the day he proposed to ban 1.6 billion Muslims from the United States, we started covering him as a clear and present...
  • Haunted by a lack of young voter support, Hillary advertises on the AOL login screen

    02/11/2016 10:29:41 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 65 replies
    The Clinton campaign has struggled to win support among young voters of every description, including traditional Democratic Party voters: women, African-Americans, people of Latinamerican or Hispanic origin, etc. Meanwhile, her septuagenarian opponent Bernie Sanders has enjoyed remarkable support from voters young enough to be his grandchildren. The AOL Email login-screen ad bought by her campaign is either an act of monumental cluelessness about how to reach those young voters, or (more likely), it's an indication that the campaign feels the need to double-down on the older voters who constitute the bulk of Hillary Clinton supporters. Does no one at the...
  • Teen stoner says he hacked CIA director’s AOL account

    10/19/2015 10:23:24 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 55 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10-18-15 | Philip Messing, Jamie Schram and Bruce Golding
    Hillary Rodham Clinton’s email scandal didn’t stop the head of the CIA from using his own personal AOL account to stash work-related documents, according to a stoner high school student who claims to have hacked into them. CIA Director John Brennan’s private account held sensitive files — including his 47-page application for top-secret security clearance — until he recently learned that it had been infiltrated, the hacker told The Post. Other emails stored in Brennan’s non-government account contained the Social Security numbers and personal information of more than a dozen top American intelligence officials, as well as a government letter...
  • The Intelligence Community Goes to War with the Obama Administration

    09/10/2015 7:07:22 PM PDT · by robowombat · 37 replies
    Commentary ^ | 09.10.2015 - 12:30 PM | Noah Rothman
    The Intelligence Community Goes to War with the Obama Administration Noah Rothman | @noahcrothman 09.10.2015 - 12:30 PM By the middle of his second term in office, the intelligence community was said to be in full revolt against George W. Bush’s administration. “The policy was set. The war in Iraq was coming, and they were looking for intelligence to fit into the policy,” said Tyler Drumheller, a former CIA officer in Europe, in a 2006 interview with “60 Minutes.” He alleged that the White House “chose to ignore” information related to Iraq’s WMD program in the run-up to war that...
  • Verizon to Acquire AOL in $4.4 Billion Deal

    05/12/2015 6:18:52 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 23 replies
    Fox Business ^ | May 12, 2015 | Dow Jones Newswires
    Verizon Communications Inc. is buying AOL Inc. in a $4.4 billion deal aimed at advancing the telecom giant's growth ambitions in mobile video and advertising. The all-cash deal values AOL at $50 a share, a 23% premium over the company's three-month volume-weighted average price. AOL shares rose 18% in premarket trading to $50.27. Verizon shares fell 1.6% to $49. The acquisition would give Verizon, which has set its sights on entering the crowded online video marketplace, access to advanced technology AOL has developed for selling ads and delivering high-quality Web video.
  • Hillary's Server Conundrum: Is it going away?

    04/09/2015 9:04:27 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 50 replies
    self | April 9, 2015 | Art in Idaho
    I was afraid this was going to happen. The rumor is Hillary is going to adorn the TV screens this weekend and announce she is thee Democrat candidate in the 2016 presidential race. This after one of the biggest scandals of the last 50 years, that of premeditatedly releasing the contents of her private server during her tenure as Secretary of State. Whether this was for her own blackmail reasons, money laundering, or to secure even more bribes for the Clinton Foundation remains to be seen but I can envision of slew of potential indictable offenses not to mention straight...
  • Report of North Korea Internet outage

    12/22/2014 12:18:55 PM PST · by OhhTee5 · 92 replies
    San Diego channel 10 reporting massive internet outage in North Korea
  • AOL first-quarter profit misses estimate; shares tumble 22 percent

    05/07/2014 9:39:52 AM PDT · by don-o · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 7, 2014 | Jennifer Saba
    (Reuters) - AOL Inc on Wednesday reported its quarterly profit fell, missing expectations as it sheds businesses and upgrades its advertising operations, sending its stock tumbling 22 percent. The digital and media entertainment company posted first-quarter adjusted earnings per share of 34 cents, falling far short of the average analyst estimate of 45 cents and overshadowing growth in revenue and advertising sales. snip AOL, which owns the Huffington Post website and the TechCrunch blog, has been investing in advertising, especially in the so-called programmatic side, referring to the machine-buying and selling of digital advertising.
  • AOL Blames Obamacare for Plan to Reduce Retirement Benefits

    02/08/2014 11:21:38 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    AOL Inc. blamed President Barack Obama’s health-care law for its plan to reduce its spending on contributions to employees’ 401(k) retirement plans. AOL, owner of websites such as the Huffington Post, will still match employee contributions to retirement plans up to 3 percent of their paychecks, Chief Executive Officer Tim Armstrong said. Under the new policy, it will make the matching payments in a lump sum at the end of the year, forcing employees who leave before then to forfeit the benefit, he said in an interview today on CNBC. “Obamacare is an additional $7.1 million expense for us as...
  • AOL cuts benefits, blames Obamacare

    02/07/2014 9:17:59 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    CNN Money ^ | February 6, 2014 | Tami Luhby
    AOL became the latest company to blame Obamacare for cutting back on employee benefits. The tech firm will now pay its 401(k) company match only to employees who are active on Dec. 31 of that year, as opposed to in their paychecks throughout the year. So those who leave the company before the end of the year will forfeit the match.
  • Microsoft, Apple, Google, Facebook call for NSA muzzle - the privacy rights of the public.

    12/09/2013 8:19:22 AM PST · by dennisw · 35 replies
    zdnet. ^ | 12-9 | By Charlie Osborne
    Summary: The Reform Government Surveillance group, an alliance between eight major technology firms, aims to persuade the U.S. government to stop undermining the privacy rights of the general public. Household names including Apple and Google have formally called for changes to U.S. surveillance practices and policy, arguing that current operations undermine the freedom of people. Eight companies, Google, Apple, Facebook, Twitter, AOL, Microsoft, Yahoo and LinkedIn have formed an alliance called the Reform Government Surveillance group. Although usually fierce competitors, the group have come together in agreement over the U.S. government's spying programs -- brought to light by former National...
  • Freep a Poll! (AOL. Christie v. Cruz?)

    11/09/2013 3:18:30 PM PST · by dynachrome · 66 replies ^ | 11-9-13 | AOL
    This week, we've asked who you'd vote for if Chris Christie and Hillary Clinton were the 2016 presidential nominees, and if Christie and Jeb Bush faced off in a GOP primary. Now, we're curious how Christie would fare against conservative Republican Ted Cruz. If the two squared off in a GOP primary, who would you vote for? Chris Christie Ted Cruz
  • Freep a Poll! (or not. Aol. Christie v. hillary)

    11/06/2013 2:15:06 PM PST · by dynachrome · 36 replies ^ | 11-6-13 | AOL
    Poll on potential Chris Christie vs. Hillary Clinton 2016 match-up After Chris Christie's easy re-election to a second term as New Jersey's governor, many observers are talking about his win's implications for the 2016 presidential election. We can't help but wonder: If the nominees are Chris Christie and Hillary Clinton, who would you vote for? Chris Christie Hillary Clinton
  • (Don't!)Freep this Poll! (How is the shutdown of the federal government affecting you?)

    10/01/2013 2:20:18 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 42 replies ^ | 10-1-13 | AOL
    How is the shutdown of the federal government affecting you? Maximum disruption: I am a government employee who is unable to work or get paid during the shutdown. Minimal disruption: I am a government employee who works in a department that won't be closed due to the shutdown. Not immediately or directly, but I am very troubled that Congress was unable to reach an agreement.
  • Freep a poll! (AOL.Can't bring your gun to Starbucks, will you still bring your business?)

    09/19/2013 3:05:56 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 67 replies ^ | 9-18-13 | AOL
    The ubiquitous coffee chain announced this week that it's asking patrons to stop bringing guns into its stores -- regardless of local gun laws. If you can't bring your gun to Starbucks, will you still bring your business there? Yes, this is a reasonable request that aims to ensure the safety of employees and customers. No, even though it's not an official mandate, the concept tramples all over the Second Amendment.
  • Freep a Poll! (AOL.Congress should authorize President Obama's plan to launch a military strike?)

    09/06/2013 2:02:16 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 31 replies ^ | 9-6-13 | AOL
    Do you think Congress should authorize President Obama's plan to launch a military strike against the regime of Bashar al-Assad in Syria? Yes, war crimes have been committed there. Assad needs to be punished and US credibility needs to be maintained. No, the US is war weary and should avoid becoming entangled in a civil war taking place in a complicated Middle East nation. Not sure, the evidence as to who committed the war crimes is inconclusive and the objective of US intervention is unclear.
  • AOL's Patch Local News Site to Lay off up to 500

    08/17/2013 2:10:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    ABC News / The Associated Press ^ | August 16, 2013 | Barbara Ortutay
    AOL Inc. is laying off up to half the workforce at its Patch local news sites and shuttering or consolidating roughly 150 of the 900 sites while looking for partners for others. Up to 500 of Patch's 1,000 employees will go in the layoffs, which started on Friday with 350 people getting pink slips. In all, the layoffs amount to about 9 percent of AOL's total workforce of 5,500....
  • Armstrong Confirms “Hundreds” Of Layoffs At Patch (AOL local "news" service)

    08/10/2013 5:18:33 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 8 replies
    Tech Crunch ^ | 8-9-13 | Darrell Etherington
    We reported yesterday that AOL’s hyper-local news service would lose hundreds of employees today, and now we have confirmation from a well-placed Patcher privy to the call that AOL CEO Tim Armstrong did indeed confirm to employees that hundreds would be laid off, with notifications of who will be let go coming throughout the coming week. (Disclosure: AOL owns TechCrunch). In a call Armstrong held with the Patch team today, he explained that “AOL is going to be running the show” at the restructured Patch along with new CEO Bud Rosenthal. Rosenthal replaces outgoing CEO Steve Kalin, who was reported...
  • Nine Companies Tied to PRISM, Obama Will Be Smacked With Class-Action Lawsuit Wednesday

    06/11/2013 5:08:43 PM PDT · by Fred · 18 replies
    US News ^ | 61113 | Steven Nelson
    Former Justice Department prosecutor Larry Klayman amended an existing lawsuit against Verizon and a slew of Obama administration officials Monday to make it the first class-action lawsuit in response to the publication of a secret court order instructing Verizon to hand over the phone records of millions of American customers on an "ongoing, daily basis." Klayman told U.S. News he will file a second class-action lawsuit Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia targeting government officials and each of the nine companies listed in a leaked National Security Agency slideshow as participants in the government's PRISM...
  • BREAKING NSA UPDATE: U.S. Intelligence Mining U.S. Citizen Data From NINE U.S. Internet Companies…

    06/06/2013 5:53:21 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 40 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 6-6-2013 | Mara Zebest
    UPDATE: Why Govt. Source leaked PRISMAdditional information is being reported that confirms what most of us have always suspected. NSA is collecting all our email data, tracking our movements, our photographs, our documents, etc. Also factor in the fact that a court recently ruled that Obama is free to collect our DNA without being found guilty of any crime. National Security Agency (NSA) building designed for massive data collection in Utah:WaPo reports the following:The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies, extracting audio, video, photographs, e-mails, documents and connection...
  • The Spread Between Too Public and Barely Public

    Somewhere is a line between excessive hyping of a stock and what is appropriate to informing potential investors about the future investment prospects of a company. Daktronics (NASDAQ: DAKT), which on Tuesday, Nov. 20 released news of solid revenue growth and blew away the Street's earnings consensus, is an example of a company on the extreme end of the under-hyped spectrum. The chart below demonstrates how the stock went from $6.32 a share in late August to approximately $10.00 a share after surprising the Street for that quarter... (continued)
  • Lazy Aol User Needs Conservative Email Provider

    10/08/2012 12:38:00 PM PDT · by Diago · 28 replies
    Ok, when you have a free email account that all your friends and families know, it is tough to pull the plug on it and switch to something different. Especially when you have had same email address for many, many years. But the pro-Obama, pro-gay, Catholic hating trash at aol is too much. It is time to switch. What should I switch to? Has to be free. Anyone use
  • Arianna Huffington's wings clipped at AOL

    05/07/2012 7:31:21 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 4, 2012
    The good news for Arianna Huffington is that she gets to keep her share of the $315 million that AOL shelled out for her website. The bad news is her duties as editrix of the once-mighty Web conglomerate are being scaled back. Way back. When AOL boss Tim Armstrong announced he was adding the Huffington Post to the company’s stable of websites, he crowned the liberal doyenne editor of all properties, including TechCrunch,, MovieFone and MapQuest. That announcement rubbed several longtime company journalists the wrong way, as Huffington has never been known for her diplomatic skills.
  • AOL Looks Like a Big Juicy Short

    04/11/2012 6:57:20 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 2 replies ^ | April 10 2012 | By Tom Taulli, InvestorPlace Contributor
    Monday seemed like a time warp back to the giddy 1990s as AOL’s (NYSE:AOL) stock spiked by 43% to $26.40. The company announced that it sold over 800 patents to Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) for a cool $1.1 billion. Earlier expectations on Wall Street were that the intellectual property would fetch just a few hundred million. However, investors should be wary of AOL’s current stock price. On Tuesday, the shares were already trading around 4.5% lower at midday. Apparently, at least some of Monday’s spike was from a short squeeze, when short sellers rush to close out their positions, forcing them to...
  • AOL is 8th advertiser to pull Limbaugh ads

    03/05/2012 10:27:01 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 60 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 5, 2012
    AOL Inc. says it is suspending its advertising on Rush Limbaugh's radio show in reaction to his derogatory comments about a law student who testified about birth control. At least seven other companies have pulled ads from Limbaugh's show because of his comments.
  • AOL Suspends Advertising with Rush

    03/05/2012 2:01:02 PM PST · by 1 spark · 56 replies
    Facebook is pulling advertising from Rush. Also can be found in news if you do a search.
  • Court rules Huffington Post lawsuit to go to trial (boohoo, Arianna)

    10/26/2011 8:12:21 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 18 replies
    Reuters/Yahoo ^ | 10-26-11 | Lucas Shaw
    - Did Arianna Huffington and Ken Lerer steal the idea for the Huffington Post? Though Huffington has deemed the allegation "ridiculous," a judge thinks that a lawsuit making that claim is serious enough to go to trial, per a ruling in a New York court Wednesday. Peter Daou and James Boyce, two former political advisers, filed suit against the HuffPost co-founders last November claiming that they took their idea for a liberal-leaning news site. Since then, Huffington and Lerer have tried to have the case thrown out, but to no avail. The judge ruled Wednesday that the case would go...
  • New Mars Rover Powered By Plutonium [with Obama in AOL. commercial!]

    10/21/2011 2:02:23 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 9 replies
    Just before a video on "New Mars Rover Powered By Plutonium" there was a 30 second commercial for AOL. and while watching it I thought, "Gadzooks, every liberal celebrity and their dog is in this spot..." when low and behold, there was Obama, President of the United States, Command-in-Chief, self-proclaimed killer of Osama and Gaddafi, Champion of the Working Man himself shilling for AOL!
  • Obama's Guest List Offers Clues To His Themes [jobs speech]

    09/08/2011 12:01:03 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 21 replies ^ | 8 Sept 2011 | Mark Memmot
    The White House just put out the list for President Obama's jobs-focused address this evening. Those who will be in the gallery with first lady Michelle Obama include: — Jeffrey Immelt, CEO of General Electric. He's chairman of the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. So look for Obama to again stress the importance of technology, research and development. — Steve Case, who co-founded America Online and is, the White House says, "one of America's most accomplished entrepreneurs and philanthropists." He fills the "American can-do/entrepreneurial spirit" slot. — Darline Miller, CEO of Permac Industries, a Minnesota company that makes "precision...
  • AOL looking to Sell says Insiders: HuffPost Buy Doomed Company

    08/29/2011 10:10:40 PM PDT · by SmithL · 39 replies
    Technorati ^ | 8/29/11 | Pace Lattin
    Only 6 months after spending a great of its remaining cash on the purchase of Huffington Post, AOL is up for sale according to many insiders in the know. Sources in the industry claim that AOL has met privately with the mega-law firm Watchell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and investment bank Allen & Company about putting the former ISP up for sale to the highest bidder. While AOL is generating significant revenue of at least $1 Billion for the first 6 months of 2011, they are still losing a great deal of money and the purchase of HuffPost hasn’t helped...
  • AOL-HuffPost Stock Bleeds Again Today (Lost almost 9% today after losing 25% yesterday)

    08/10/2011 3:55:58 PM PDT · by Siena Dreaming · 15 replies ^ | August 10, 2011 | Vanity
    The selling continues today on high volume. AOL bought HuffPost a few months back for $300M. I bet they regret it now.
  • AOL Stock Drops Precipitously (Because of Huffington Post)

    08/09/2011 3:41:48 PM PDT · by Siena Dreaming · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | August 9, 2011 | Vanity
    AOL's earnings were terrible today. Many investors are blaming the Huffington Post which AOL bought for $300M a couple months ago.
  • The Left's $2 Billion Newsroom -- AOL and Huffington Post

    06/21/2011 9:05:06 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    fox ^ | 6/21/11 | Dan Gainor
    Journalism is the “the first rough draft of history,” former Washington Post President and Publisher Philip Graham reportedly said. If that’s true, history won’t be very kind to conservatives. It’s not news that most of the old media – newspapers, TV and public outlets like NPR and PBS – are liberal. But old media outlets are in trouble and layoffs, closings and circulation declines run like red ink all over their balance sheets. Sensing the old models haven’t been working, the left has been pouring money into new ones. Sure they have ProPublica with its two Pulitzer
  • AOL INSIDER: Here Are 12 Reasons Why The AOL-Huffington Post Merger Is Going Down In Flames (AOL)

    06/05/2011 6:03:56 PM PDT · by lbryce · 64 replies ^ | June 3, 2011 | Nicholas Carlton
    <p>Twelve reasons why the AOL – Huffington Post merger is going down in flames.</p> <p>The tragedy here is that not only will the deal ruin AOL, but it will also ruin the Huffington Post.</p> <p>It is the Peter Principle on a grand scale. None of AOL’s senior editors (Huffington, Roy Sekoff, and Nico Pitney) have ever managed more than a few people. Now they have hundreds and lack the experience to manage a team this big. Behind the scenes, long time Huffposters say that Jai Singh’s departure has eliminated the key adult in the room. Now they need to grow HuffPost and save AOL – not possible.</p>
  • Freep a Poll! (AOL. Visit bin laden compound as tourist?)

    05/06/2011 3:38:53 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 7 replies ^ | 5-6-11 | AOL
    How do you feel about Osama tourism? It's disgusting. It's great. One more thing to add to my travel list. I don't really care.
  • AOL, Huffington to face class-action lawsuit over merger from freelancers

    04/12/2011 3:59:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/12/2011 | Ed Morrisey
    In an effort to prove that ridiculous hyperbole is not limited to Democrats in Congress, a former Huffington Post contributor has accused founder Arianna Huffington of turning bloggers into “modern day slaves” on her “plantation.” Jonathan Tasini filed a class-action lawsuit against Huffington and AOL, who bought the Huffington Post earlier this year for $315 million. Tasini wants a third of that in damages on behalf of the unpaid contributors to the site: “In my view, the Huffington Post’s bloggers have essentially been turned into modern-day slaves on Arianna Huffington’s plantation,” he said. “She wants to pocket the tens of...
  • Will AOL Remove Van Jones from HuffPost Front Page for Hateful Attack on America Day After 9/11?

    03/31/2011 4:23:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 3/31/11 | Andrew Breitbar
    Try to remember how you felt on the days after the horrible events of September 11, 2001. I remember our country experiencing something close to Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross’s famous stages of grief. Except instead of “acceptance” being the final stage, our nation swelled with an enormous sense of patriotism and resolve best represented by the bi-partisan members of Congress singing “God Bless America” on the steps of the Capitol, President George W. Bush’s rallying rescue workers on a pile of rubble, and flags being flown on almost every porch in America.
  • NY Times, Huffington Post exchange barbs

    03/11/2011 11:38:51 PM PST · by bronxville · 18 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 11 March 2011 | Staff
    AFP - Bill Keller, executive editor of the venerable New York Times, and Arianna Huffington, founder of brash newcomer The Huffington Post, exchanged blows on Thursday in a highly public spat.
  • AOL To Fire 900 Employees After Acquiring Huffington Post

    03/10/2011 5:40:20 PM PST · by Mmogamer · 12 replies
    Brad's beard ^ | 3/10/2011 | doesn't say
    That hurts. In order to integrate the Huffington Post into the AOL family, the company will be eliminating 900 jobs as they restructure the blog to try to return to revenue growth.
  • AOL Layoffs Start Today -- At Least 400 (to be fired to pay for HuffPost acquisition)

    03/10/2011 3:20:23 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 3/9/11 | Matt Rosoff
    AOL's long-anticipated layoffs will start tomorrow, Kara Swisher reports. The company will let go between 400 and 500 employees, mostly in AOL's editorial groups. The layoffs have been anticipated since AOL's acquisition of the Huffington Post in February, and previous reports said they would begin this week.
  • AOL's new master

    03/02/2011 9:26:01 PM PST · by kathsua · 8 replies
    Hutchinson News ^ | 2/28/11 | GREGORY H. BONTRAGER
    Once the flagship of Internet services, AOL now occupies the corner booth in the Internet flea market. In an attempt to revive its fall from the stars, AOL has purchased the Huffington Post and anointed Arianna Huffington, co-founder of the Huffington Post, president and editor-in-chief of the new and improved AOL. What's that, you say? "Forgive them, for they know not what they do." Aha, but there is silver to be made by joining the "dark side" and it doesn't get any darker then the loony-left Huffington Post. "Hmm, do I smell George Soros lurking somewhere behind this?" It would...
  • AOL Reinvents Itself as Anti-America Online

    02/14/2011 6:30:46 AM PST · by IbJensen · 22 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 2/13/2011 | Daniel Greenfield
    AOL's purchase of Huffington Post is not the beginning of a liberal new media monopoly, rather it's the prolonged death rattle of a company that has money, but no reason for existing. AOL started out as the country's biggest service provider, and is now nothing more than a third rate imitation of Yahoo, which is also struggling to survive. High profile white elephant purchases by desperate dot coms are nothing new. AOL has been doing that for years. It bought Bebo for 850 million dollars and then sold it for 10 million dollars. It bought Xdrive for 30 million and...
  • Arianna for President

    02/13/2011 6:48:32 AM PST · by the Real fifi · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2/13/11 | Clarice Feldman
    see that Donald Trump (with how many wives and bankruptcies in his past?) appeared at the CPAC conference, hinting that he might run for President on the Republican ticket. With all due regard, I suggest he's the wrong person: We need Arianna Huffington, a woman whose fiscal wizardry and drive we will need after the almost-hero of Altgeld Gardens is voted out of office. I know, I know, many of you are saying that this is a crazy idea, that there are so many better possibilities but hear me out. This week
  • AOL & HuffPo. The loser? Journalism (More on Arianna's slave revolt...)

    02/10/2011 7:10:24 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    LA Times ^ | 2/9/11 | Tim Rutten
    To grasp the Huffington Post's business model, picture a galley rowed by slaves and commanded by pirates. Whatever the ultimate impact of AOL's $315-million acquisition of the Huffington Post on the new-media landscape, it's already clear that the merger will push more journalists more deeply into the tragically expanding low-wage sector of our increasingly brutal economy.
  • Grandson of Muslim Brotherhood Founder Makes His Case at HuffPo

    02/09/2011 4:04:33 PM PST · by Rhonda Robinson · 10 replies · 1+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | Feb.9, 2011 | Lisa Graas
    Tariq Ramadan, grandson of Muslim Brotherhood founder Hasan Al-Banna and supporter of terrorism, is employing the use of his forked tongue in an article at the Huffington Post to make the case for participation of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt’s political process. Is this Arianna Huffington’s idea of passing on family values? If so, may God help us. Tariq Ramadan has a long history of practicing Stealth Jihad, as Robert Spencer and many others have demonstrated. In 2004, when Notre Dame University gave Ramadan a professorship, the Bush Administration revoked his visa based on the law that denies visas to...
  • AOL/HuffPo Meet Corporate Greed

    02/10/2011 6:52:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | February 10, 2011 | Debra J. Saunders
    In one of her many iterations, Arianna Huffington targeted "corporate greed" as a force undermining America. That was during one of her populist phases, which frequently are followed by Huffington morphing into what she once scorned. Score another transformation for La Huff. On Sunday, AOL announced it would pay $315 million, mostly in cash, to buy the left-wing website she co-founded, Huffington Post. The merger and acquisition also will place Huffington at the helm of AOL's new Huffington Post Media Group division. AOL CEO Tim Armstrong announced that the deal will create a "digital ecosystem" -- which may be more...
  • AOL stock sheds $315M -- HuffPo price tag

    02/09/2011 6:57:52 PM PST · by cc2k · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | Last Updated: 1:42 AM, February 9, 2011 Posted: 12:28 AM, February 9, 2011 | KEITH J. KELLY
    <snip> Since Feb. 1, the price of AOL shares has dropped from $23.85 to $20.89 at yesterday's close. With 106.7 million shares outstanding, that means AOL has shed $315 million in value over the last five trading days -- which happens to be exactly the same price AOL agreed to pay to acquire HuffPo. <snip>
  • Are there any non leftist email accounts?

    02/09/2011 3:03:50 PM PST · by omega4179 · 12 replies
    Self | 2/9/2011 | self
    My primary account is AOL because I like the spam filtering. Then they toss 315 million to Huffington and I realize now they are getting ad revenue for my pageviews.
  • HuffPo's Achilles Heel

    02/08/2011 9:15:52 PM PST · by abbyg55 · 25 replies
    Slate ^ | 2-8-11 | Farhad Manjoo
    Are you wondering, "will AOL's acquisition of the Huffington Post be successful?" I bet you are, as that's been a common search engine query since the announcement earlier this week that AOL will buy the Huffington Post.... Before I go on, let me stop and say a couple of more important things: Aol, Aol Acquires Huffington Post, Aol Buys Huffington Post, Aol Buys Huffpo.... See what I did there? That's what you call search-engine optimization, or SEO. If I worked at the Huffington Post, I'd likely be commended for the subtle way in which I inserted all those search keywords...