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In a thriving ecosystem, investors are still ready to back original content sites that stand out from the crowd Arianna Huffington, the co-founder of The Huffington Post Photograph: Daniel Barry/EPA The cash handed over by AOL for the Huffington Post,
Some of the fizz, if not a great big bubble, seems to have returned to media, depending on how you define media. Add to Portfolio There have been reports in The New York Times and elsewhere that Facebook is now valued at $50 billion, and The Wall
Story continues below "I am disappointed and expect that HuffPost will be just like any other mainstream media outlet soon enough, with advertisers and the bottom line taking precedence over exposing the truth," wrote "Euranya." "Why did you sell out?
Now, thanks to AOL, she is reinventing herself as a corporate titan Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post and now editor-of-chief of all AOL content. Photograph: Michael Kovac/Getty Images for AOL Last week, Arianna Huffington toured the
Saturday February 12 2011 This week's deal to sell her website, the Huffington Post , to AOL for $315m (233m) marks the latest step in the rise and rise of Arianna Huffington , the newly crowned internet queen. As old-style newspaper publishers
Digg's redesign fails to address core problems February 10, 2011 John Boitnott Social news aggregator site Digg did a good job last week of unveiling a new look and adding back some features it had removed prior to version 4, but the company still
We're asking you to give a little back to the unpaid writers who built the Huffington Post...One group formed a Facebook page with the title of Hey Arianna, Can You Spare a Dime evoking thoughts of the Great Depression. The description box for the
09 p.m Drew Grant Crushable deputy editor Drew Grant will leave for a staff pop culture writer position at Salon beginning Monday. She's taking part in the site's new initiative to increase coverage in that area, she told The Observer .
It was an interesting deal, to be sure, and I'll be curious to watch what AOL does with the property, but, beyond that, it seemed like just another content acquisition deal. However, almost immediately after the deal went through, I started seeing
Tyrangiel Committee of Concerned Journalists The Huffington Post and AOL are overrelient on SEO, says Slate's Farhad Manjoo , because Googling is going to get more personalized and more social. "In the Twitter age, 'optimizing for Google results is a