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Revolving Door: AOL and Arrington, Conde Nast, and More

As we mentioned in this morning’s Ticker, Michael Arrington is officially out at AOL, at least for now. Forbes broke the news last night, with the caveat that things could change since there has been a lot of back-and-forth during the past week over his status with the company. The fate of CrunchFund is also still unknown.

The story says, “Huffington clearly erred here in okaying a project without fully understanding its public relations consequences,” but she ultimately appears to be the most “influential” leader at AOL. The Atlantic Wire says AOL might have reason to worry if the TechCrunch staff and readers leave with Arrington. In case you missed it, Arrington published a story on TechCrunch with his own set of demands before he got the ax.

Conde Nast is spinning off Reddit, but hanging on to ownership of the company. Conde bought Reddit five years ago.

Google is buying restaurant guide Zagat in an effort to beef up its local offerings, The New York Times reports. For Zagat, the sale also helps them at a time when it has seen its prominence decline in the face of competition from other online restaurant guide sources.

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Revolving Door: The Daily Beast Talk Show, ‘TIME’ Everywhere, and More

The Daily Beast has made a few new hires in order to launch a new venture: an online talk show. Sources told The New York Observer that the show would have a format like The View and would consist of individual webisodes rather than series programming.

Also this week, TIME magazine announced its plans to offer subscribers “All Access” subscriptions to content in print, online (including a new paid “magazine channel”), and on tablets. PaidContent calls the plan a way to attract readers to the print magazine and to please subscribers who don’t want to pay twice for content. According to TIME‘s press release, the website has 95 percent original content and saw a 31 percent increase in traffic in June 2011 vs the previous year.

More media moves after the jump.

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