• AOL's PoliticsDaily Quickly Surpasses Rival Politico, MediaGlow Sites Continue To Grow

    AOL’s new political news and blog site, has surpassed rival in unique visits in May, after being launched only a month and a half ago. According to May’s comScore results, received 2.4 million unique visitors compared to 1.1 million unique visitors on in May. PoliticsDaily, a “news magazine” site which… Read More

  • Socialthing Starts Spreading Across 75 AOL Sites

    A couple weeks ago, I spotted the reincarnation of Socialthing on AOL’s country-music Website TheBoot and speculated that it would potentially be rolled out across AOL’s other MediaGlow properties as well. Today, a press release from AOL in my inbox confirms that MediaGlow “is in the process of deploying Socialthing across its network of more than 75… Read More

  • AOL Launches Online "News Magazine" PoliticsDaily

    AOL is adding a twist to old-fashioned political journalism with the launch of its new political news and blog site, The site, which will primarily focus on in-depth political commentary as opposed to breaking news, will only provide original content, from long-form analysis to blog posts on issues in the U.S. political landscape. Led by former New York Times Washington… Read More

  • AOL axing 700 employees

    AOL will cut its work force by 10 percent today, laying off approximately 700 employees, as a result of the struggling economy and a decrease in advertising revenue, we’ve confirmed with the company. AOL has 7,000 employees worldwide. The cuts have been added to our Layoff Tracker. In a company wide memo (reproduced below), AOL CEO Randy Falco said the layoffs will be rolled out over… Read More