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  1. media
    Verizon Made a $9 Billion Bet on Digital Media. Here’s Why It Failed.By rolling up Yahoo and AOL—including HuffPost, Tumblr and more—the telecom giant was hoping to compete with Google and Facebook. It couldn’t.
  2. internet culture
    Mourning the Death of AIM With Memories of Our Most Embarrassing Screen NamesPour one out for AOL Instant Messenger.
  3. Oath, the Place Yahoo’ll Go!Verizon is reportedly merging Yahoo and AOL and calling them “Oath.”
  4. The Voice of AOL’s ‘You’ve Got Mail’ Is Driving an Uber in OhioYou’ve got … Uber.
  5. Father of ‘Distressed Baby’ Leaves AOL/Huffington PostThe target of Tim Armstrong’s comments got a new job.
  6. AOL’s 401(k) Plan Won’t Be Affected by ‘Distressed Babies’After some backlash, Tim Armstrong has decided to reverse the changes to his company’s benefits plan.
  7. AOL’s Tim Armstrong Blames ‘Distressed Babies’On a company-wide conference call.
  8. AOL Still Refuses to Admit Patch Is Dead or DyingCEO Tim Armstrong is in denial about his failed local news initiative.
  9. look of the day
    Sarah Jessica Parker Channeled Her Inner CarrieStuds meet polka dots meet bubble-gum pink.
  10. AOL CEO Tim Armstrong Sorry Everyone Heard Him Fire That GuyBut it doesn’t sound like he’s getting his job back.
  11. Listen to AOL CEO Tim Armstrong Casually Fire Someone During a Conference CallAbel, you’re fired! Out.”
  12. AOL CEO Fired Someone for Taking His PictureTim Armstrong prefers to call them “impacts.”
  13. Facebook Is Thinking About Moving DowntownTo AOL’s building.
  14. Why Rich, Famous, and Old People Need to Ditch Their AOL E-mailsThey’re easy to hack.
  15. The Huffington Post Is Not Not for SaleAOL isn’t shopping it, but is open to ideas.
  16. Arianna Huffington Is Still Not the Boss of Michael Arrington He’s returning to the AOL-owned TechCrunch, but not on Huffington’s terms.
  17. The Lost Projects of Chuck LorreChuck Lorre’s name may not inspire the same kind of admiration in the hearts of comedy fans as  hipper auteurs like Judd Apatow, Tina Fey, Dan […]
  18. AOL Board Puts Down Pesky Investor InsurrectionAll eight board directors were reelected today.
  19. Aspiring Start-up Dude Spent Two Months Secretly Living on AOL’s Amenities Tech companies officially have the best free stuff.
  20. AOL Rumored to Be Selling TechCrunch and Engadget [Updated]The company would reportedly part with their tech blogs for at least $70 million.
  21. Facebook Buying AOL Patents From Microsoft for $550 MillionZuckerberg goes through the middleman.
  22. Arianna Huffington Is Keeping Her Hacked AOL E-Mail AccountNigerian spammers tried phishing her address book.
  23. Patch Editor Quitting AOLLocal news problems not yet solved online.
  24. AOL Making $1 Billion Deal With MicrosoftThey’re selling more than 800 patents.
  25. Arianna Huffington Consolidating Power at AOL [Updated]The Huffington Post has been a bright spot for AOL, so she’s doing some more taking over.
  26. media
    AOL Loses TechCrunch Editor, CTO, and Top HuffPo EngineerLots of turnover in the Armstrong-Huffington household today.
  27. media
    Investors Say AOL’s Websites Have No ValueA large shareholder is pushing for “immediate action.”
  28. Michael Arrington Officially Out at TechCrunch As AOL Names New Editor [Updated]Erick Schonfeld will take over, but TechCrunch may not be happy with their AOL overlords.
  29. Head of Chinese Search Giant Says He’s Not Responsible for Carol Bartz’s Yahoo OusterAlibaba Chairman Jack Ma: “It had nothing to do with me.”
  30. AOL in Talks to Merge With Yahoo?AOL CEO Tim Armstrong is reportedly considering the possibility, for some reason.
  31. Michael Arrington Reportedly Fired From AOLThe TechCrunch founder may have just lost more than editorial control.
  32. TechCrunch Does Not Appreciate Your Implication That Having an Editor Who Invests Heavily in Tech Companies Is a Conflict of InterestThis is still going on.
  33. Michael Arrington Is Starting His Own Venture Capital Fund With AOL’s Blessing (and Money) [Updated]TechCrunch’s Michael Arrington is upping his conflicts of interest.
  34. Gay Talese: ‘There Are Midgets That Are Attractive, But I Never Met One’The legendary writer explains why he’s never had sex in the back of his 1957 Triumph TR3.
  35. vulture bytes
    Vulture Bytes: 3-D Guitar Lessons and a Star Wars Behind-the-Scenes AppPlus, streaming video from Wal-Mart and a new music app from AOL.
  36. AOL Loses Original Engadget Team to SB NationBear with them.
  37. HuffPo Announces Six More HiresGo Arianna Go Arianna Go!
  38. Newspaper Guild Butts Into Arianna Huffington’s BusinessLiterally. Well, not the butt part.
  39. Is AOL Attempting to Skirt Employee Protection Laws?Possibly yes.
  40. Lots of Changes at the AOLington Post: Most Important, New Nap CouchesYay! Naps!
  41. AOL to Lay Off ‘Hundreds’ Starting TomorrowThe cuts will hit hardest in India.
  42. Media Reporter Michael Calderone Defects From Yahoo to AOLBummer, Yahoo.
  43. Newser.com Talks to Buy Salon.com Are ScuttledCollateral damage from the HuffPo-AOL deal.
  44. AOL’s Inflated Price for HuffPo Might Make Investors Think TwiceArianna Huffington is making enemies left and right.
  45. The AOLington Post: Yet Another Liberal Media Dream DeferredThe dream of an avowedly liberal media powerhouse to rival Fox News remains as alive — and as unfulfilled — as ever.
  46. Unpaid Huffington Post Bloggers: ‘Hey Arianna, Can You Spare a Dime?’Surely some of that $315 million from AOL is being shared with them, right?
  47. Matt Lewis Abandons Politics Daily for Daily CallerIt might be time to jump from that ship.
  48. How Much Did Arianna Earn From the AOL-HuffPo Deal?One Wall Street analyst says at least $100 million, Drudge says $18 million.
  49. The Tim and Arianna Show Hits the RoadThe pair talk paid content with Piers Morgan.
  50. The AOLington Post: AOL Buys HuffPo for $315 Million [Updated]Arianna Huffington will take control of all of AOL’s editorial content.
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