Huffington-Post

  • Stephen Colbert Launches HuffPo Parody Clone "The Colbuffington Re-Post"

    Stephen Colbert Launches HuffPo Parody Clone "The Colbuffington Re-Post"

    Aside from Sarah and Paul’s strange Bieber-based attempts at SEO, I haven’t noticed many changes around here since some AOL people and then Arianna Huffington became my uber bosses. I mean I still get paid to work and everything which is cool so + 1! But really my AOL hat really isn’t enough to keep me from absolutely loving what Stephen Colbert just did in an acutely… Read More

  • First AOL Q1 Luge Update Since HuffPo Acquisition: We've Got Work To Do (No Kidding)

    First AOL Q1 Luge Update Since HuffPo Acquisition: We've Got Work To Do (No Kidding)

    It’s rare that we get access to insider information as AOL employees here at TechCrunch HQ, so we have to rely on our mad reporting skills and the strength of our inboxes in order to figure out the goings on over in Dulles and at 770 Broadway. We’ve received this “Winter Luge and HuffPost Quick Update” email multiple times today, but none through any legitimate AOL… Read More

  • Funny Or Die Explains The AOL-HuffPo Deal: "Bringing The Future Back To 1996"

    Ever since AOL announced its $315 million acquisition of the Huffington Post, pundits have been asking what does it mean? Well, look no further. Funny or Die created the faux infommercial above that looks like it was shot 15 years ago. The tagline is, “AOL and the Huffington Post: Bringing the future back to 1996.” Basically, what you get with AOL-HuffPo are Alec Baldwin… Read More

  • Aol Buys The Huffington Post, Animated Version [Video]

    So I think TechCrunch might have acquired the Huffington Post fro $315 million or something. I’m not too sure, I try to stay out of this news stuff. Thankfully there’s this helpful Next Media Animation that tries to explain things; From Tim Armstrong (tarmstrong@aol.com) bidding on HuffPo on eBay to Huffington pulling a Wizard of Oz on rivals Hot Air, Gawker and Drudge Report, to… Read More

  • The Arianna And Tim Show: It's About Women, Power, And Local

    The Arianna And Tim Show: It's About Women, Power, And Local

    Tim Armstrong and Arianna Huffington hosted a conference call with analysts this morning to discuss AOL’s announced $315 million acquisition of the Huffington Post. The Huffington Post is expected to contribute $50 million in revenues this year, and quickly ramp up to a $100 million revenue run-rate. That still represents a tiny portion of AOL’s $2.4 billion in revenue, but it… Read More

  • Armstrong's Internal Memo To AOLers About The HuffPo Deal

    Armstrong's Internal Memo To AOLers About The HuffPo Deal

    At midnight, AOL announced that it will buy the Huffington Post for $315 million. Below is the internal memo AOL CEO Tim Armstrong sent to all AOL employees (except us, they don’t trust us with anything) about the transaction. In between the corporate speak, he points out that a combined AOL and Huffington Post will have 117 million unduplicated unique visitors per month in the U.S. Read More

  • We Have A New Uber Boss, And She's Greek: Aol Buys HuffPo For $315 Million

    We Have A New Uber Boss, And She's Greek: Aol Buys HuffPo For $315 Million

    You know who won the Super Bowl? Arianna Huffington.  Our parent company Aol just bought Huffington Post for $315 million this afternoon according to a release. The Huffington Post, with 26 million unique visitors monthly is huge, one of the most prominent media properties on the Internet because of its aggressive SEO stance, and has gone through the acquisition motions before, most… Read More

  • Google, Other Tech Heavyweights Back Volunteer Community Service All for Good

    Google, Other Tech Heavyweights Back Volunteer Community Service All for Good

    A coalition of non-profit organizations, technology developers, designers, marketers and others has unveiled the alpha version of a new Web service dubbed All for Good in an effort to build some sort of ‘Craigslist for volunteer services’. The metaphor stands, and not only because Craig Newmark from the popular free classifieds service is one of the backers of the project… Read More

  • Political Pundit Tucker Carlson To Launch Competitor To Huffington Post

    Political Pundit Tucker Carlson To Launch Competitor To Huffington Post

    Conservative political pundit Tucker Carlson is planning to launch a political news competitor to the Huffington Post, reports The Hill today. The site will be called TheDailyCaller.com and will be focused on reporting news about the Obama Administration but will add “facts to the conversation.” Implying that the Huffington Post’s coverage is biased, Carlson said that The… Read More

  • Twitter And HuffPo Take A Post-Election Breather

    Twitter And HuffPo Take A Post-Election Breather

    After showing hockey-stick growth leading up to the U.S. Presidential Elections, Twitter took a breather in November. According to comScore, unique U.S. visitors to Twitter.com grew less than one percent sequentially from October to 1.466 million. U.S. pageviews declined more precipitously to 19.7 million, from 37.2 million in October (a 47 percent decline). These numbers suggest that about… Read More