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Former Patch Editor Has a Message for Tim Armstrong - Posted July 7, 2014
Leslie Yager, who edited Patch sites in Norwalk and Wilton, CT prior to being laid off in January, met the head of Patch only once. Now that she has started her own ... [Fishbowl NY]

Former Patch Editor Has a Message for Tim Armstrong - Posted July 7, 2014
Leslie Yager, who edited Patch sites in Norwalk and Wilton, CT prior to being laid off in January, met the head of Patch only once. Now that she has started her own ... [FishbowlNY]

AOL Names William Pence Chief Technology Officer - Posted April 7, 2014
AOL has announced that William Pence is joining the company as global chief technology officer. Pence comes to the company from WebMD, where he served as executive vice president and CTO since 2007. He had also served as the company's chief operating officer... [Fishbowl NY]

AOL Names William Pence Chief Technology Officer - Posted April 7, 2014
AOL has announced that William Pence is joining the company as global chief technology officer. Pence comes to the company from WebMD, where he served as executive vice president and CTO since 2007. He had also served as the company's chief operating officer... [FishbowlNY]

AOL's Tim Armstrong Gives Sincere Apologies - Posted February 11, 2014
Or so says Andrew Ross Sorkin of The New York Times in the first episode of his planned series #ApologyWatch (and yes, we know that others used the hashtag before him). ... [PRNewser]

Questionable Comments Put AOL CEO Back on Defensive - Posted February 10, 2014
[caption id="attachment_25911" align="alignleft" width="259"] AOL CEO Tim Armstrong[/caption] It seems that AOL CEO Tim Armstrong just can't keep his foot out of his mouth--even when the company has good news to report. The good ne... [10,000 Words]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Keller Departs NYT | Armstrong Apologizes | Intercept Launched - Posted February 10, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Keller Departs NYT | Armstrong Apologizes | Intercept Launched - Posted February 10, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Leno Signs Off | Carville Joins Fox | AOL CEO Under Fire - Posted February 7, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Leno Signs Off | Carville Joins Fox | AOL CEO Under Fire - Posted February 7, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

AOL Revenue up 13 Percent Behind Strong Ad Sales - Posted February 6, 2014
AOL's fourth quarter was a strong one. In fact, Tim Armstrong, AOL's CEO, boldly proclaimed that it was AOL's "most successful year in the last decade." The company reported that revenue was up 13 percent compared to Q4 2012, backed by a 23 percent jump in ad sales. T... [Fishbowl NY]

AOL Revenue up 13 Percent Behind Strong Ad Sales - Posted February 6, 2014
AOL's fourth quarter was a strong one. In fact, Tim Armstrong, AOL's CEO, boldly proclaimed that it was AOL's "most successful year in the last decade." The company reported that revenue was up 13 percent compared to Q4 2012, backed by a 23 percent jump in ad sales. T... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Media Newsfeed: AOL Sells Patch | Yahoo! COO Out | News Corp. Ices Pensions - Posted January 16, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Morning Media Newsfeed: AOL Sells Patch | Yahoo! COO Out | News Corp. Ices Pensions - Posted January 16, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

Uncertain Future for AOL's Patch - Posted December 30, 2013
By now, most media pundits and journalism wonks have all but concluded their somewhat premature postmortems on what exactly went wrong at Patch, AOL's network of local news and information sites. Although the company's problems had been mounting for several years, the combination of major lay... [10,000 Words]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Patch Shutting Down? | Megyn Kelly on Santa | NYT Making Changes - Posted December 16, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Patch Shutting Down? | Megyn Kelly on Santa | NYT Making Changes - Posted December 16, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

New Catchphrase? Tim Armstrong Deems Patch an 'Asset with Optionality' - Posted December 12, 2013
For Patch local editors grappling with shopping mall Santa features and overseeing in some cases a great many additional hubs, these words likely rang hollow. But to FishbowlNY's ears, a portion of Tim Armstrong's remark... [GalleyCat]

New Catchphrase? Tim Armstrong Deems Patch an 'Asset with Optionality' - Posted December 12, 2013
For Patch local editors grappling with shopping mall Santa features and overseeing in some cases a great many additional hubs, these words likely rang hollow. But to FishbowlNY's ears, a portion of Tim Armstrong's remark... [Fishbowl NY]

New Catchphrase? Tim Armstrong Deems Patch an 'Asset with Optionality' - Posted December 12, 2013
For Patch local editors grappling with shopping mall Santa features and overseeing in some cases a great many additional hubs, these words likely rang hollow. But to FishbowlNY's ears, a portion of Tim Armstrong's remark... [FishbowlNY]

Business Insider Welcomes Four New Media Figures to the 'Silicon Alley 100' - Posted October 23, 2013
The website's annual "Silicon Alley 100" list is set to post Thursday at 8 a.m. However, to whet everyone's appetite, the BI folks were kind enough to give FishbowlNY an advance peek at the media folks represented. New to the list: ... [Fishbowl NY]

Business Insider Welcomes Four New Media Figures to the 'Silicon Alley 100' - Posted October 23, 2013
The website's annual "Silicon Alley 100" list is set to post Thursday at 8 a.m. However, to whet everyone's appetite, the BI folks were kind enough to give FishbowlNY an advance peek at the media folks represented. New to the list: ... [FishbowlNY]

Court Document Reveals Details of Arianna's AOL Windfall - Posted October 15, 2013
So it was nowhere near $100 million, the loosely reported territory that had many unpaid Huffington Post bloggers seeing red at the time of the site's acquisition by AOL. Still, for Arianna Huffington, the February 2011 transaction amounted to some very nice Brentwood trickle-down. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Court Document Reveals Details of Arianna's AOL Windfall - Posted October 15, 2013
So it was nowhere near $100 million, the loosely reported territory that had many unpaid Huffington Post bloggers seeing red at the time of the site's acquisition by AOL. Still, for Arianna Huffington, the February 2011 transaction amounted to some very nice Brentwood trickle-down. ... [FishbowlNY]

NBC News Prepares To Close Out 'Education Nation' Conference - Posted October 8, 2013
Today is the final day of NBC News' "Education Nation" conference. New York City Mayor and Bloomberg founder Michael Bloomberg will be a speaker, as will former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. NBC will announce a digital toolkit for parents to support their children's academic growth, and the conference will end with... [TVNewser]

Florida Startup Pitches Tim Armstrong About Hyper-Local - Posted August 23, 2013
The August 22 post on New Tampa Patch by Skylar Hedstrom is only ten words long. Although it does manage to properly embed a recent video pitch to AOL CEO Tim Armstrong from local startup UNA... [GalleyCat]

Florida Startup Pitches Tim Armstrong About Hyper-Local - Posted August 23, 2013
The August 22 post on New Tampa Patch by Skylar Hedstrom is only ten words long. Although it does manage to properly embed a recent video pitch to AOL CEO Tim Armstrong from local startup UNA... [Fishbowl NY]

Florida Startup Pitches Tim Armstrong About Hyper-Local - Posted August 23, 2013
The August 22 post on New Tampa Patch by Skylar Hedstrom is only ten words long. Although it does manage to properly embed a recent video pitch to AOL CEO Tim Armstrong from local startup UNA... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Greenwald Partner Held | Fox Buys Vice Stake | 480 Out at Patch - Posted August 19, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Greenwald Partner Held | Fox Buys Vice Stake | 480 Out at Patch - Posted August 19, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

Forty Percent of Patch Staffers Getting Cut Today - Posted August 16, 2013
Tim Armstrong, AOL's CEO, is ready to make those cuts he put off last Friday. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Forty Percent of Patch Staffers Getting Cut Today - Posted August 16, 2013
Tim Armstrong, AOL's CEO, is ready to make those cuts he put off last Friday. ... [FishbowlNY]

Friday Morning Stir - Posted August 16, 2013
-Former LBi U.S. CEO Frank Pedersen, who left said agency last year, has joined Deep Focus as managing director and will work out of its New York HQ. ... [AgencySpy]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Armstrong Apologizes | Bustle Launch Slammed | Jack Germond Dies - Posted August 14, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Armstrong Apologizes | Bustle Launch Slammed | Jack Germond Dies - Posted August 14, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

Tim Armstrong Apologizes for Conference Call Canning - Posted August 13, 2013
We're not sure why it took AOL CEO Tim Armstrong two full business days to circulate an internal apology for his on-the-spot firing of Patch creative director ... [Fishbowl NY]

Tim Armstrong Apologizes for Conference Call Canning - Posted August 13, 2013
We're not sure why it took AOL CEO Tim Armstrong two full business days to circulate an internal apology for his on-the-spot firing of Patch creative director ... [FishbowlNY]

AOL CEO Tim Armstrong Failed PR 101 - Posted August 12, 2013
Today in CEOs Behaving Badly: We understand why AOL chief Tim Armstrong was a little upset at the unfortunate struggles of Patch, his well-meaning $300 million experiment in hyper-local news content. He promised AOL that the venture would tu... [PRNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: AOL CEO's Public Firing | ME Gov 'Threatens' Paper | NPR's 'Flawed' Report - Posted August 12, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Morning Media Newsfeed: AOL CEO's Public Firing | ME Gov 'Threatens' Paper | NPR's 'Flawed' Report - Posted August 12, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

Tim Armstrong Welcomes New Patch CEO, Delays Layoffs - Posted August 9, 2013
A very reliable Patch-connected source, who wishes to remain anonymous, has passed on to FishbowlNY the main details of this morning's company-wide conference call. As we ... [Fishbowl NY]

Tim Armstrong Welcomes New Patch CEO, Delays Layoffs - Posted August 9, 2013
A very reliable Patch-connected source, who wishes to remain anonymous, has passed on to FishbowlNY the main details of this morning's company-wide conference call. As we ... [FishbowlNY]

AOL to Shutter or Sell Unprofitable Patch Sites - Posted August 7, 2013
While some at AOL were likely excited about the news of its Adap.tv purchase announced this morning, the same can't be said about those working for Patch, AOL's network of hyperlocal news sites. According t... [Fishbowl NY]

AOL to Shutter or Sell Unprofitable Patch Sites - Posted August 7, 2013
While some at AOL were likely excited about the news of its Adap.tv purchase announced this morning, the same can't be said about those working for Patch, AOL's network of hyperlocal news sites. According t... [FishbowlNY]

AOL Hires Bob Lord as CEO of AOL Networks - Posted July 19, 2013
AOL has named Bob Lord its new CEO of AOL Networks. Lord most recently served as global CEO of Razorfish and CEO of Publicis' Digital Technologies Division. AOL Networks sells ads through automated technology systems. It services 22,000 pu... [Fishbowl NY]

AOL Hires Bob Lord as CEO of AOL Networks - Posted July 19, 2013
AOL has named Bob Lord its new CEO of AOL Networks. Lord most recently served as global CEO of Razorfish and CEO of Publicis' Digital Technologies Division. AOL Networks sells ads through automated technology systems. It services 22,000 pu... [FishbowlNY]

AOL CEO: At Least People Know The Name of Our Company - Posted June 13, 2013
What do you think of when you hear the name "AOL"? Dialup? Your parents' email? Alas, this is AOL's brand problem. But don't worry! At least people have heard of it! That was AOL CEO Tim Armstrong's message at today's Med... [Fishbowl NY]

AOL CEO: At Least People Know The Name of Our Company - Posted June 13, 2013
What do you think of when you hear the name "AOL"? Dialup? Your parents' email? Alas, this is AOL's brand problem. But don't worry! At least people have heard of it! That was AOL CEO Tim Armstrong's message at today's Med... [FishbowlNY]

AOL's CEO on Patch, Native Advertising and Why Journalism Won't Die - Posted June 13, 2013
This morning, media pros gathered at the Bryant Park Grill for the inaugural "Media Minds" breakfast, featuring Tim Armstrong, chairman and CEO of AOL, and Susan Lyne... [TVSpy]

Patch's Hyper-Urgent New Deadline: Q4, 2013 - Posted May 10, 2013
Hindsight is admittedly 20/20. But looking back on the evolution of AOL's Patch, it's hard not to wonder where the network might be today if the 2011 focus had been on rolling out around 80 nationwide hubs rather than shooting for a ridiculous, illogical year-end target of 800+. The fallout from that... [GalleyCat]

Patch's Hyper-Urgent Deadline: Q4, 2013 - Posted May 10, 2013
Hindsight is admittedly 20/20. But looking back on the evolution of AOL's Patch, it's hard not to wonder where the network might be today if the original focus had been on rolling out around 80 nationwide hubs rather than shooting for a ridiculous, illogical 2010 year-end target of 800+. The fallout from... [FishbowlLA]

AOL Revenue is Up, Still Gets Millions from Dial-Up Subscribers - Posted May 8, 2013
AOL had some positives in its first quarter earnings report. Total revenue for the company was up two percent compared to last year, hitting $538 million. Ad sales were also up nine percent, from $330 million to $359 million. Those are good signs, but as always, the hil... [Fishbowl NY]

AOL Revenue is Up, Still Gets Millions from Dial-Up Subscribers - Posted May 8, 2013
AOL had some positives in its first quarter earnings report. Total revenue for the company was up two percent compared to last year, hitting $538 million. Ad sales were also up nine percent, from $330 million to $359 million. Those are good signs, but as always, the hil... [FishbowlNY]

Thursday Odds and Ends - Posted April 11, 2013
-CP+B brings back Mr. T, along with Airplane star Julie Hagerty, in its latest spot for Old Navy. Guess what Clubber Lang/B.A. Baracus is plugging. -Meanwhile, here's a new ... [AgencySpy]

Pepsi Exec Peter Land Joins AOL as Senior VP of Communications - Posted April 11, 2013
Peter Land has been named senior vice president of corporate communications at AOL. He comes to the company from PepsiCo, where he most recently served as head of communications. Land has been with PepsiCo since 2009. Prior to that he was a g... [Fishbowl NY]

Pepsi Exec Peter Land Joins AOL as Senior VP of Communications - Posted April 11, 2013
Peter Land has been named senior vice president of corporate communications at AOL. He comes to the company from PepsiCo, where he most recently served as head of communications. Land has been with PepsiCo since 2009. Prior to that he was a g... [FishbowlNY]

AOL COO Resigns, Susan Lyne Joins as CEO of Brand Group - Posted February 28, 2013
A couple of big changes to AOL this morning. Arthur Minson, COO of the company, is stepping down from his role, and Susa... [Fishbowl NY]

AOL COO Resigns, Susan Lyne Joins as CEO of Brand Group - Posted February 28, 2013
A couple of big changes to AOL this morning. Arthur Minson, COO of the company, is stepping down from his role, and Susa... [FishbowlNY]

AOL Posts First Year-Over-Year Growth in 8 Years - Posted February 8, 2013
For AOL, the fourth quarter of 2012 was a solid one. According to its earnings report, the company posted year-over-year revenue growth for the first time in eight years. During 2011's fourth quarter, AOL earned $22.8 million in net income, while last year it pulled in $35.7 millio... [Fishbowl NY]

AOL Posts First Year-Over-Year Growth in 8 Years - Posted February 8, 2013
For AOL, the fourth quarter of 2012 was a solid one. According to its earnings report, the company posted year-over-year revenue growth for the first time in eight years. During 2011's fourth quarter, AOL earned $22.8 million in net income, while last year it pulled in $35.7 millio... [FishbowlNY]

Tuesday Morning Stir - Posted December 11, 2012
  -BBDO has corralled a group of ad professionals to help out small businesses in Sandy-affected areas via an effort called #IStandBuy. link -New Zealand native James Tucker... [AgencySpy]

AOL's Revenue is Flat, and That's Good News - Posted November 6, 2012
AOL reported their third quarter earnings today, and the good news for the company was that revenue was flat. We know, it doesn't quite sound like a positive, but it is. It's the first time in seven years AOL's revenue didn't decline. The company's overall ad business was also up seven... [Fishbowl NY]

AOL's Revenue is Flat, and That's Good News - Posted November 6, 2012
AOL reported their third quarter earnings today, and the good news for the company was that revenue was flat. We know, it doesn't quite sound like a positive, but it is. It's the first time in seven years AOL's revenue didn't decline. The company's overall ad business was also up seven... [FishbowlNY]

Thursday Morning Stir - Posted July 26, 2012
-IPG didn't have the most positive Q2 report. link -On the flipside, Tim Armstrong and his crew at AOL have some reason to gloat ab... [AgencySpy]

Ann Curry's Lunch at Michael's - Posted July 19, 2012
Mediabistro's Diane Clehane was at her usual perch yesterday at Michael's, Midtown Manhattan's power lunch spot. And look who she spotted at table one. 1. ... [TVNewser]

Jolie Hunt Joins AOL - Posted July 17, 2012
AOL has named Jolie Hunt as its chief marketing and communications officer, a new role at the company. Hunt comes to AOL from Reuters, where she worked as senior vice president, glo... [Fishbowl NY]

Jolie Hunt Joins AOL - Posted July 17, 2012
AOL has named Jolie Hunt as its chief marketing and communications officer, a new role at the company. Hunt comes to AOL from Reuters, where she worked as senior vice president, glo... [FishbowlNY]

In Facebook IPO Probe, Morgan Stanley Subpoenaed | Google+ Photographers Conference | NY Weighs Anonymous Commenting Ban - Posted May 23, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

AOL Names Curtis Brown Exec VP, CTO - Posted May 10, 2012
Curtis Brown has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of AOL. Brown has been with AOL since 2010 and has been acting CTO since March of this year. In a statement a... [Fishbowl NY]

AOL Names Curtis Brown Exec VP, CTO - Posted May 10, 2012
Curtis Brown has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of AOL. Brown has been with AOL since 2010 and has been acting CTO since March of this year. In a statement a... [FishbowlNY]

Tim Armstrong Refutes Engadget, TechCrunch Sale - Posted May 9, 2012
AOL CEO Tim Armstrong has refuted a rumor from earlier today that AOL is planning to... [Fishbowl NY]

Tim Armstrong Refutes Engadget, TechCrunch Sale - Posted May 9, 2012
AOL CEO Tim Armstrong has refuted a rumor from earlier today that AOL is planning to... [FishbowlNY]

Pick Your Poison | More Time | Mad Ways - Posted April 4, 2012
TVSpy: Today is National Hug An Anchor Day. It is also World Rat Day. Pick one to celebrate and do so wit... [Fishbowl NY]

Pick Your Poison | More Time | Mad Ways - Posted April 4, 2012
TVSpy: Today is National Hug An Anchor Day. It is also World Rat Day. Pick one to celebrate and do so wit... [FishbowlNY]

Arianna Huffington is Hard to Work With? - Posted February 22, 2012
Now this is hard to believe. After a blissful one-year anniversary between AOL and Huffington Post, ... [Fishbowl NY]

Arianna Huffington is Hard to Work With? - Posted February 22, 2012
Now this is hard to believe. After a blissful one-year anniversary between AOL and Huffington Post, ... [FishbowlNY]

HuffPost Streaming Network: Game Changer? You Decide - Posted February 2, 2012
Today at the AOL Studios in New York, AOL and HuffPost execs assembled media pros for hors d'oeuvres - including, as one reporter put it, lobster bisque in a shot glass - a one-year anniversary celebration, and an unveiling of the HuffPost Streaming Network. It was a year ago this week that... [Fishbowl NY]

HuffPost Streaming Network: Game Changer? You Decide - Posted February 2, 2012
Today at the AOL Studios in New York, AOL and HuffPost execs assembled media pros for hors d'oeuvres - including, as one reporter put it, lobster bisque in a shot glass - a one-year anniversary celebration, and an unveiling of the HuffPost Streaming Network. It was a year ago this week that... [FishbowlNY]

Thursday Odds and Ends - Posted October 13, 2011
-Google beat its own estimates by reporting Q3 revenue of nearly $10 billion. Google+, mea... [AgencySpy]

5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Glenn Beck, Michael Arrington, and Bilbo Baggins - Posted September 13, 2011
In this week's episode of "5 Things You Need to Know This Week," we talk about fantasy football, Fashion Week, Tim ... [Fishbowl NY]

5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Glenn Beck, Michael Arrington, and Bilbo Baggins - Posted September 13, 2011
In this week's episode of "5 Things You Need to Know This Week," we talk about fantasy football, Fashion Week, Tim ... [FishbowlNY]

5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Glenn Beck, Michael Arrington, and Bilbo Baggins - Posted September 13, 2011
In this week's episode of "5 Things You Need to Know This Week," we talk about fantasy football, Fashion Week, Tim ... [TVSpy]

5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Glenn Beck, Bilbo Baggins, and Amazon's Tablet - Posted September 13, 2011
In this week's episode of 5 Things You Need to Know This Week, we talk about fantasy football, Fashion Week, Tim ... [FishbowlLA]

TechCrunch Reporters Speak Out About CrunchFund - Posted September 6, 2011
[caption id="attachment_26775" align="alignright" width="225" caption="TechCrunch's Michael Arrington"][/caption] TechCrunch writers are speaking out about the news that... [PRNewser]

AOL Posts $11.8 Million Loss for Q2 - Posted August 9, 2011
AOL posted its Q2 earnings this morning, and it's mostly bad news for the company. Despite a five percent bump in advertising dollars for the quarter, subscription rates - yes, some people STILL pay for AOL - were down 23 percent, and Patch continues to be a money pit for the... [Fishbowl NY]

AOL Posts $11.8 Million Loss for Q2 - Posted August 9, 2011
AOL posted its Q2 earnings this morning, and it's mostly bad news for the company. Despite a five percent bump in advertising dollars for the quarter, subscription rates - yes, some people STILL pay for AOL - were down 23 percent, and Patch continues to be a money pit for the... [FishbowlNY]

Three Execs Out at AOL - Posted July 25, 2011
Jeff Levick, AOL's head of sales, Lauren Hurvitz, head of public relations, and Kathy Andreasen, AOL's HR exec, are al... [Fishbowl NY]

Three Execs Out at AOL - Posted July 25, 2011
Jeff Levick, AOL's head of sales, Lauren Hurvitz, head of public relations, and Kathy Andreasen, AOL's HR exec, are al... [FishbowlNY]

Arianna Huffington Fights Claims That She Is Spending AOL Into the Ground - Posted June 16, 2011
Over a week ago, Jeff Bercovici at Forbes wrote a massive takedown of ... [Fishbowl NY]

Arianna Huffington Fights Claims That She Is Spending AOL Into the Ground - Posted June 16, 2011
Over a week ago, Jeff Bercovici at Forbes wrote a massive takedown of ... [FishbowlNY]

Top Six Reasons Why Arianna Huffington Will Be AOL's Undoing - Posted June 7, 2011
Jeff Bercovici at Forbes wrote a significant takedown of ... [Fishbowl NY]

Top Six Reasons Why Arianna Huffington Will Be AOL's Undoing - Posted June 7, 2011
Jeff Bercovici at Forbes wrote a significant takedown of ... [FishbowlNY]

AOL Display Ads Up for First Time Since 2007 - Posted May 4, 2011
AOL's ad business actually grew in the last quarter, reports Peter Kafka, and it's about time for AOL's CEO Tim Armst... [Fishbowl NY]

AOL Display Ads Up for First Time Since 2007 - Posted May 4, 2011
AOL's ad business actually grew in the last quarter, reports Peter Kafka, and it's about time for AOL's CEO Tim Armst... [FishbowlNY]

Five Things AOL's Patch Is Doing Right - Posted April 29, 2011
Patch has gotten somewhat of a bad reputation in journalism circles -- remember when USC journalism professor Robert Hernandez asked Tim Armstrong if Patch is "evil" at 2010's Online News Association conference? For those of you who have been living under a rock, Pa... [10,000 Words]

After Downsizing, Huffington Post Media Group Staffs Up - Posted March 14, 2011
Just two business days after it was out with the old at AOL and Huffington Post Media Group, it was in with the new, as the division created by the ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

AOL's Stock Sinks After Closing Huffpo Deal - Posted March 7, 2011
LAT's Nathan Olivarez-Giles ... [GalleyCat]

AOL's Stock Sinks After Closing Huffpo Deal - Posted March 7, 2011
LAT's Nathan Olivarez-Giles ... [FishbowlLA]

Huffington Post Media Group Picks First Six New Hires - Posted March 7, 2011
The Huffington Post Media Group announced its first six hires since the merger of The Huffington Post and Aol: Michael Calderone (as ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Arianna Huffington on TechCrunch, Engadget: Hands Off - Posted March 4, 2011
Aol CEO Tim Armstrong and Arianna Huffington, who will be president and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post Media Group once the me... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Aol: Arianna Huffington's Entrance Leads to David Eun's Exit - Posted February 24, 2011
The acquisition of ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Politics Daily Loses Exec Editor to RealClearPolitics - Posted February 24, 2011
Executive Editor Carl Cannon is leaving AOL's Politics Daily for RealClearPolitics.com. Word has it that Politics Daily could fold in the next 10 days as soon as HuffPost's acquisition with AOL closes. ... [PRNewser]

Tuesday Odds and Ends - Posted February 15, 2011
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Arianna Huffington Outlines The Prospects For HuffPo and AOL - Posted February 7, 2011
In an essay on The Huffington Post discussing the site's merger with AOL, Arianna Huffington, HuffPo co-founder and now ... [AgencySpy]

Super Sunday Stunner: Aol to Acquire The Huffington Post - Posted February 7, 2011
A news announcement at midnight on Super Bowl Sunday had better be something big if it expects to attract any kind of attention, and in the media world, this one was huge (and shocking): Aol announced that it will acquire The Huffington Post, and that HuffPost co-founder and editor-in-chief ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

AOL Purchases The Huffington Post - Posted February 7, 2011
How much does it cost to purchase one of the highest trafficked content aggregating blogs in the nation? Apparently a $315 million price tag was a good deal for AOL CEO Tim Armstrong as his company acquired The Huffington Post in an effort to better develop their content. AOL... [Fishbowl NY]

AOL Purchases The Huffington Post - Posted February 7, 2011
How much does it cost to purchase one of the highest trafficked content aggregating blogs in the nation? Apparently a $315 million price tag was a good deal for AOL CEO Tim Armstrong as his company acquired The Huffington Post in an effort to better develop their content. AOL... [FishbowlNY]

AOL Boosts Earnings As Revenues Slide - Posted February 2, 2011
With today's Q4 earnings report from AOL, we can say that the internet provider has truly become a media company: it's in that funny* stage where even though revenues are continuing to slide, the company c... [MediaJobsDaily]

Patch 'Probably Costs Too Much To Last' - Posted January 18, 2011
Well, some bad but not particularly surprising predictions from The New Yorker's Ken Auletta in a six-page spread about Tim Armstrong's attempted turnaround of A... [MediaJobsDaily]

Aol Inks Content Pacts with The Sporting News, Everyday Health, Move.com - Posted January 13, 2011
Content is king again at Aol: Just days after ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Sporting News, AOL Enter New Content Agreement - Posted January 13, 2011
Starting on Mar. 1, the Sporting News and AOL will enter a new content agreement, "delivering a "best-of-breed" sports destination with compelling multi-media content and unsurpassed user experience, and the premi... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Is Seed.com Still A Black Hole? - Posted November 18, 2010
Once upon a time, almost a year ago (which is eons in Internet time), AOL launched a freelance content generating engine called Seed. It worked in a way similar to competitors like Demand Studios: assignments would be posted to an online bulletin board to be snatched up by hungry wordsmiths. (Considering... [MediaJobsDaily]

Comcast's Brian Roberts Honored by Ad Council - Posted November 18, 2010
The Ad Council held its 57th Annual Public Service Award Dinner last night at the Waldorf-Astoria. Brian Roberts, chairman and CEO of the Comcast Corporation, was given the distinguished honor this year. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Comcast's Brian Roberts Honored by Ad Council - Posted November 18, 2010
The Ad Council held its 57th Annual Public Service Award Dinner last night at the Waldorf-Astoria. Brian Roberts, chairman and CEO of the Comcast Corporation, was given the distinguished honor this year. ... [FishbowlNY]

USC Prof Follows Up 'Evil' Patch Question - Posted November 15, 2010
It has become known as the Patch question heard around the world, or at least around the insular world of print and online journalists. At a recent conference in Washington, D.C., USC Annenberg School of Journalism Assistant Professor ... [FishbowlLA]

Aol to Add a Half-Dozen Scripted Web Series from Michael Eisner's Vuguru - Posted November 10, 2010
Aol will look to boost its original video offerings by adding at least six scripted Web series from Vuguru, the digital studio started by former Disney CEO ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Former ABCNews.com VP Jonathan Dube Joins Aol - Posted October 28, 2010
Former ABCNews.com vice president Jonathan Dube joined Aol as senior VP and general manager of Aol... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Mel Taylor: Aol's Patch Geared Toward Advertisers, Not Readers - Posted October 26, 2010
Mel Taylor, a strategist focused on online revenue for hyperlocal media, shared his theory about Aol's Patch ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Fortune 2010 40 Under 40 Rankings Full of Tech Execs - Posted October 14, 2010
Fortune released its ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Former AOL Media President Bill Wilson Joins Townsquare Media - Posted September 29, 2010
Townsquare Media, which owns and operates digital properties and radio stations in local markets, tapped former AOL Media president Bill Wilson for the newly created posit... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

TechCrunch Founder Michael Arrington on Why He Sold Out to AOL - Posted September 28, 2010
TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington offered his take on ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

AOL Announces TechCrunch Acquisition, on TechCrunch - Posted September 28, 2010
After days of speculation, AOL's acquisition of Michael Arrington's TechCrunch ... [PRNewser]

Done Deal: AOL Acquires TechCrunch - Posted September 28, 2010
The rumors have now been officially confirmed by AOL chairman and CEO Tim Armstrong: AOL is the proud new... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

AOL Continues Hiring Spree, Armstrong Says Some WTF Things - Posted September 13, 2010
We're bewildered that AOL is continuing to hire, since the Internet content company has been in seemingly full-on hiring mode since, oh, eighteen months ago. But hey, who are we to complain? The Daily Front Row interviewed AOL CEO Tim Armstrong about his plans for the company. Surprise, surprise: Armstrong says AOL... [MediaJobsDaily]

AOL CEO: Social Media For Us 'Is A Distribution Platform' - Posted July 26, 2010
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IWNY 2010: Aol to Turn Brands Into 'Super-Networks' - Posted June 9, 2010
AOL brands like Engadget and Aol Music could be expanding to new websites and products, according to AOL CEO Tim Armstrong. WebNewser was there at Armstrong's Q&A at IAB Innovation Days, part of Internet Week 2010. At th... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Internet Earnings: 'Growth Company' AOL Isn't That, Yet; IAC Back In The Black - Posted April 28, 2010
In other earnings related news today, Aol has decided it wants to be an "internet growth company," according to CEO Tim Armstrong in the company's Q1 earni... [MediaJobsDaily]

AOL's Culture Clash...And Tim, Where Do You Think This Work Is Coming From? - Posted March 25, 2010
AOL's going to have/is already having a culture clash problem with all the ex-Google employees it's brought on, reports Econsultancy. CEO ... [MediaJobsDaily]

New AOL Hire To Lead New York Technology Center - Posted January 25, 2010
AOL made a pair of big announcements today -- including a new acquisition and a new hire -- and revealed that it's searching for a new chief technology officer. First, the new stand-alone online company ... [Fishbowl NY]

New AOL Hire To Lead New York Technology Center - Posted January 25, 2010
AOL made a pair of big announcements today -- including a new acquisition and a new hire -- and revealed that it's searching for a new chief technology officer. First, the new stand-alone online company ... [FishbowlNY]

Tis The Season...For Person Of The Year Polls - Posted December 1, 2009
Since it's now December (eek) the year that was 2009 is coming to a close. And you know what that means: for the next few weeks, end of the year lists and "best of" retrospectives will be filling up all of the magazines and Web sites that we love to read. In... [Fishbowl NY]

Tis The Season...For Person Of The Year Polls - Posted December 1, 2009
Since it's now December (eek) the year that was 2009 is coming to a close. And you know what that means: for the next few weeks, end of the year lists and "best of" retrospectives will be filling up all of the magazines and Web sites that we love to read. In... [FishbowlNY]

AOL Creates Content, Jobs, But At What Cost? - Posted November 30, 2009
While some people might still equate AOL with that ridiculously antiquated CD-Rom that came in the mail, hideous dial-up noises and the phrase "You've Got Mail!" from their childhood, the media company has been working to reinvent itself in the last several years as a major producer of... [Fishbowl NY]

AOL Creates Content, Jobs, But At What Cost? - Posted November 30, 2009
While some people might still equate AOL with that ridiculously antiquated CD-Rom that came in the mail, hideous dial-up noises and the phrase "You've Got Mail!" from their childhood, the media company has been working to reinvent itself in the last several years as a major producer of... [FishbowlNY]

AOL Still Hiring Journos As It Cuts Staff - Posted November 20, 2009
Yesterday AOL revealed that it was looking to cut one-third of its staff as it heads towards its spin off from parent company ... [Fishbowl NY]

AOL Still Hiring Journos As It Cuts Staff - Posted November 20, 2009
Yesterday AOL revealed that it was looking to cut one-third of its staff as it heads towards its spin off from parent company ... [FishbowlNY]

AOL Looks To Trim One Third Of Staff - Posted November 19, 2009
It looks like last week's layoffs were only the tip of ice berg for AOL. As predicted, the company said today that it was looking to ... [Fishbowl NY]

AOL Looks To Trim One Third Of Staff - Posted November 19, 2009
It looks like last week's layoffs were only the tip of ice berg for AOL. As predicted, the company said today that it was looking to ... [FishbowlNY]

100 Losing Their Jobs At AOL Today, 1,000 More Cuts To Come? - Posted November 10, 2009
Kara Swisher reports that AOL will be cutting about 100 jobs today, in preparation for the company's spinoff from Time Warner later this year. We're not sure from which departments these layoffs are coming, but we're betting it's not content. The comp... [MediaJobsDaily]

Digg.com PR Head Leaves for AOL, Re-Joins Old Yahoo Boss - Posted November 5, 2009
Kiersten Hollars, director of communications at social networking site Digg, has left to join AOL. The connection? Hollars was plucked away by her old boss at Yahoo, Brad Garlinghouse.... [PRNewser]

Time Warner Inc. Posts 10% Decrease In Profits But Still Feels Like A Billion Bucks - Posted November 4, 2009
A billion and a third, that is. Time Warner Inc. (TWX) reported a profit of $1.3 billion on revenues of $7.1 billion, leading chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes to announce that "Time Warner is firmly on track to post solid results this year in spite of the tough economic environment." Revenue at... [MediaJobsDaily]

AOL's Secret Project: Turn The Company Into A Low-Cost Content Machine - Posted October 26, 2009
AOL, which has been making headlines hiring big-name journalists (the company now employs something like 3,000 full-time writers) is now going in perhaps the opposite direction, content-wise: the company is working on a new content management system (CMS) that will make it easier for AOL to scale up the number of... [MediaJobsDaily]

Media Moguls Make Their Mark On Fortune's "40 Under 40" List - Posted October 23, 2009
Fortune magazine has revealed its "40 Under 40" list -- a compilation of the youngest and the brightest minds in the business world. And we were pleased to see a number of media executives making... [Fishbowl NY]

Media Moguls Make Their Mark On Fortune's "40 Under 40" List - Posted October 23, 2009
Fortune magazine has revealed its "40 Under 40" list -- a compilation of the youngest and the brightest minds in the business world. And we were pleased to see a number of media executives making... [FishbowlNY]

Gawker, The Business Insider Join Forces - Posted October 22, 2009
This morning we noticed something strange: a Gawker post written by someone named The Business Insider. Some digging revealed the exa... [Fishbowl NY]

Gawker, The Business Insider Join Forces - Posted October 22, 2009
This morning we noticed something strange: a Gawker post written by someone named The Business Insider. Some digging revealed the exa... [FishbowlNY]

Caroline Campbell To Join AOL as VP of Corporate Communications - Posted September 24, 2009
PRNewser has learned that Caroline Campbell will join AOL as VP of Corporate Communications. Campbell previously was a VP at Porter Novelli. Prior to Porter Novelli, Campbell served as Senior Manager, Global Communications & Public Affairs at Google. A... [PRNewser]

Advertising Week Opening Night: "It's Not Just the Ad Trades Anymore" - Posted September 22, 2009
AOL CEO Tim Armstrong, Fox Interactive head Jonathan Miller, R/GA founder Bob Greenburg, Interpublic CEO ... [PRNewser]

Lunch: The Usual Suspects Today -- But Sarah Palin Was Here Last Night! - Posted August 5, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE Michael's was packed with plenty of familiar faces this afternoon. Seems the gang was out in force before disappearing for the true dog days of August. The real side show in the dining room took place last night, when none other than ... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: The Usual Suspects Today -- But Sarah Palin Was Here Last Night! - Posted August 5, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE Michael's was packed with plenty of familiar faces this afternoon. Seems the gang was out in force before disappearing for the true dog days of August. The real side show in the dining room took place last night, when none other than ... [FishbowlNY]

Time Warner Posts Smaller Profit - Posted July 29, 2009
Time Warner Inc. posted a profit of $519 million for the past quarter, down from $792 million in the same period last year. The company's broadcast division (Turner Broadcasting & HBO) did fairly well, but gains there were not enough to offset losses in Publishing, AOL, and the Filmed Entertainment divisions. Advertising... [MediaJobsDaily]

AOL Buys Local Citizen Journalism Site Patch.com - Posted June 11, 2009
AOL is seriously serious about staying in the content biz, isn't it. Today AOL announced through a release that it's buying Patch.com, a local news site we ... [MediaJobsDaily]

How Many Media Moguls Can Fit Onto A NYC Rooftop? - Posted June 5, 2009
Valleywag's Ryan Tate has the wrap on last night's Founder's Club Internet Week bash here in New York: There were so many old-media bigwigs at the Internet Week event, it's surprising there were any admission badges left for Web startups. Bonnie Fuller, ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Internet Week's High-Speed Connections - Posted June 4, 2009
If you haven't heard, it's Internet Week in New York City, put on by Mayor Bloomberg and the IADAS. NYC companies, including ours, are putting on events, hosting parties and otherwise celebrating New York's Internet community. There's even an awards sho... [TVNewser]

Google Cuts 200 In Sales - Posted March 27, 2009
After cutting nearly 100 recruiters in January and 40 more employees when it folded up it's radio division, the news that Google is laying off workers is hardly, well, news at all. What is interesting right now is that Google just laid off 200 employees in sales and marketin... [MediaJobsDaily]

Internal Google Memo on Today's 200 Layoffs: 'We've Ended Up With Overlapping Organizations' - Posted March 26, 2009
We've got the internal memo sent by outgoing Google senior vice president Tim Armstrong ("TA") to Googlers in its North American sales organization ("... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

More Changes At AOL - Posted March 26, 2009
Since he was hired two weeks ago at AOL, everyone has been wondering what Tim Armstrong&#151 former head of advertising at ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Falco And Grant Out At AOL, Ex-Googler In - Posted March 13, 2009
Tim Armstrong, Google Senior Vice President, has been named chairman and CEO of AOL effective yesterday, we've learned. Current chairman/CEO Randy Falco and president/COO Ron Grant will leave the company after a transition period. Not much of a "tra... [MediaJobsDaily]

Breaking: Google Exec Named Chairman/CEO of AOL - Posted March 12, 2009
The NYTimes' Brian Stelter Tweets: • FLASH: The CEO and COO of AOL are out; Tim Armstrong of Google is in as chairman and CEO. Marketwatch.com has more: Time Warner Inc. said late Thursday it named Google Inc Senior Vice President Tim Armstrong... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

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