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Patch Sets Records for Traffic and Revenue

Patch, AOL’s network of hyper local news sites, enjoyed May quite a bit. According to a press release, last month brought record amounts of traffic and revenue to the venture. A quick breakdown of Patch’s May numbers:

  • ComScore says 11.7 million people visited Patch during the month, an 11 percent increase over its previous high of 10.6 million
  • Total revenue was 14 percent higher than the previous record, set in November of 2011
  • The traffic boost marked a 14 percent increase from April

“We are extremely gratified to see these measures of the traction we have gained in our communities and in our business since our launch just over 3 years ago,” said Jon Brod, CEO and co-founder of Patch. “We are laser-focused on continuing to serve our users and advertisers with high-quality content and impactful products, and building upon our success to date in innovative and engaging ways.”

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.