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  1. party chat
    AOL CEO Tim Armstrong Thinks Children Should Spend Less Time on Their Computers“Well — I don’t want them outside THAT much!”
  2. thank you for being a friend
    TechCrunch’s Michael Arrington Taints the Jury PoolJason Calacanis threatens to sue TechCrunch, so Michael Arrington breaks his silence.
  3. internet-stained wretches
    Shh, No One Tell Yahoo About the Buyout — AOL Wants It to Be a SurpriseWill they or won’t they?
  4. thank you for being a friend
    Jason Calacanis Celebrates the AOL-TechCrunch Deal by Calling Arrington ‘a Trainwreck’He also calls him a “a sociopath” and “a liability.”
  5. ink-stained wretches
    Jeff Bercovici Leaves Daily Finance for ForbesIt’s a big day for media reporters, apparently.
  6. tech fight
    Microsoft Co-Founder Files Lawsuit Against GoogleSilicon Valley is headed for battle.
  7. corporate diets
    AOL to Cut One-Third of WorkforceNow that they’ve spun off from Time Warner, the Internet giant is slimming down.
  8. media
    On Back of Poor Quarter, Time Warner Will Likely Spin Off AOLAfter a 14 percent decline in profits, the media giant finally considers this long-anticipated move.
  9. media deathwatch
    Us Style Launch DelayedDidn’t know what that was? No worries, you have plenty of time to learn about it.
  10. media deathwatch
    Travel + Leisure Golf FoldsSomewhere in Florida, our grandfather is displeased.
  11. media deathwatch
    The Media Takes a Much-Needed BreakThe weekend couldn’t come soon enough for some media people.
  12. media deathwatch
    The Media Calls a Snow DayThe latest news (not entirely bad) in the media maelstrom.
  13. company town
    Will the Fallout From a Failed Hedge Fund Steal the Smile From Vikram Pandit’s Face?The Citigroup CEO struggles with a hedge fund that lost hundreds of millions of dollars, the White House claims NBC’s Knesset footage was edited to make Bush look like a jerk, and noogies are legally defined, all in our daily rundown of industry news.
  14. company town
    Eliot Spitzer Saga to Be Made Into Enron-Style BookAlso in our daily industry roundup: No recession! High-end boutiques on the LES! And law professors suing students!
  15. in other news
    A-Oh-HellAs you may have heard, AOL is coming to Manhattan, and bringing G-d knows how many Virginians with them. To Astor Place, no less, where, like everyone else who comes to this city from down there, they will attempt to reinvent themselves — as a hip company with a new focus on online advertising. We’ve been ignoring this news because it is frankly kind of embarrassing for everyone involved: AOL’s trying to be hip sort of reminds us of that episode of Entourage where Johnny Drama tried to impress his young co-stars on Five Towns by buying the hat with the pot leaf on it. We just want to look away. The move is also embarrassing for downtown New York City. But enough about them! Let’s talk about you. How will having a trying-to-be-hip AOL in your midst affect your life?
  16. in other news
    Anything Levin Can Spa, Case Can Spa Better Something odd must have been coursing through the AOL Time Warner watercoolers around the time of the disastrous merger that created the company. As Seth Stevenson reports in this week’s New York, former Time Warner CEO Gerald Levin — who disappeared shortly after the merger — has reinvented himself as the director of Moonview Sanctuary, a “holistic healing institute” complete with drum circles and equine therapy. Meantime, a New Yorker “Talk of the Town” item this week notes that former AOL chief Steve Case — you know, the one who conned Levin into the merger — owns Miraval, an Arizona spa that peddles scalp rejuvenators and “seven kinds of Oriental bodywork.” The New Yorker quotes Case describing his ultimate goal: the creation of “the Nike of Wellness.” (Not the AOL of wellness, we can’t help noticing.) And the company’s post-merger COO, Bob Pittman? He bought DailyCandy. Doesn’t that leave his chakras out of alignment or something? The Believer [NYM] Spa Man [NYer]