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  • Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock Says AOL’s Connected Delivers On The Promise Of Reality TV

    “Reality TV” is one of those phrases that inevitably begs for scare quotes — with its staged scenes and melodramatic confessions, a reality TV show’s relationship with reality can be … complicated. But Morgan Spurlock, director of documentaries like Super Size Me, suggested that the new online video series Connected might live up to “the promise of… Read More

  • Genomics Needs A Killer App

    Genomics Needs A Killer App

    Genomics has undergone a major shift in the last year. The drop in price in the past decade from $3B to $1K to sequence a genome is the 10X force likely to cause an inflection point in a number of health-related industries. But despite the price, right now genomics is a niche product in large part used in and promoted by academia. Read More

  • Derek Jeter, Budding Media Mogul, On Launching The Players’ Tribune

    Derek Jeter, Budding Media Mogul, On Launching The Players’ Tribune

    As his new company, The Players’ Tribune, plots its course toward dominance in the sports media market after its official launch on Tuesday, Derek Jeter gives us his thoughts on his company and the transition from iconic athlete to startup entrepreneur in the email interview below. Since Jeter took his final bow in Yankee pinstripes, the former shortstop has been working to reinvent… Read More

  • Aol Mail Has Been Down Since Early Morning

    Aol Mail Has Been Down Since Early Morning

    Bad news, everyone. Your email address from the nineties isn’t working right now. Aol Mail has been down since early this morning. We’ve reached out to get more information, but have so far not heard back. According to Aol’s DownDetector the service has been having issues since 4:10 AM EST. Aol Mail’s twitter handle has been flooded with users complaining they… Read More

  • AOL CEO Tim Armstrong Talks Layoffs And Future Growth

    AOL CEO Tim Armstrong Talks Layoffs And Future Growth

    During today’s call with analysts, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong laid out some of his plans and priorities for 2015, and he elaborated on those plans in a short TechCrunch interview afterward. This comes after AOL laid off what we heard was about 150 employees, and closed two of its tech sites, Joystiq and TUAW — though they survive, to an extent, as parts of Engadget. Armstrong told… Read More

  • AOL To Lay Off About 150 People, Mostly In Sales; Folding Joystiq, TUAW Into Engadget

    AOL To Lay Off About 150 People, Mostly In Sales; Folding Joystiq, TUAW Into Engadget

    Some more details are emerging around AOL’s reorganization plans. Sources tell us that the company will lay off around 150 people, with the majority in sales. As part of it, AOL is also consolidating some websites. Gaming site Joystiq and Apple news site TUAW are both being folded into Engadget, and AOL Autos has already been folded into Autoblog. We reported about AOL… Read More

  • Aol Is Restructuring, Layoffs And Site Closures Likely

    Aol Is Restructuring, Layoffs And Site Closures Likely

    Aol, owner of TechCrunch, is gearing up for some housekeeping. TechCrunch has learned that the company is preparing to lay off staff and close or fold up underperforming titles as part of a bigger restructuring, aimed at simplifying the company around ad tech, stronger content operations and video. Or, as one source put it to TechCrunch, “stopping things that are not moving the needle… Read More

  • In Starlike, Faves And Likes Take On A Life Of Their Own

    In Starlike, Faves And Likes Take On A Life Of Their Own

    Apps like Flipboard, SmartNews, Nuzzel and a rush of others have tapped into the rise of social networking to offer a new way of discovering things to read and see online. Now add another app to the mix called Starlike that’s taking this idea to a new level. Like the others, Starlike (out on iOS and Android) creates a social newsfeed of a sort based on our friends’ and… Read More

  • AOL’s Tim Armstrong Says Shingy Is One Of The Company’s Best Assets

    AOL’s Tim Armstrong Says Shingy Is One Of The Company’s Best Assets

    AOL CEO Tim Armstrong was interviewed on-stage today at Business Insider’s Ignition conference, and sure, he touched on the ongoing speculation about a merger with Yahoo, as well as the company’s broader strategy. But towards the end of the interview he answered the question that’s on everyone’s mind: What’s the deal with Shingy? Read More

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