AOL’s Tim Armstrong and Huffington Post’s Arianna Huffington “were practically finishing each other’s sentences”, but Armstrong better watch out — Piers Morgan has a crush! On Piers Morgan Tonight Monday night, the CNN host interviewed the architects of the new Huffington Post Media Group, and made several references to Huffington sexing up AOL’s offices.
Morgan repeatedly attempted to compare AOL’s free-content model to former boss Rupert Murdoch’s paid-content plan for The Daily. Arianna seemed devoted to a free model, but Armstrong wasn’t so sure. “It’s possible to charge for it in the future.” said Tim Armstrong. “If you believe in the future of content … AOL is the best buy … This is going to be the most successful deal done on the Internet this year.” [CNN]