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  • Steve Streit on GreenDot's IPO

    TechCrunch Backstage Day 2: Armstrong, Chamillionaire, Mayor Gavin Newsom, Oh My! (TCTV)

    Chamillionaire admitting his love for Mafia Wars, Steve Streit recounting his first meeting with Michael Moritz, Tim Armstrong and Erick Schonfeld discussing office arrangements in New York, and Mayor Gavin Newsom’s thoughts on baring a striking resemblance to Batman— that’s all the action you may have missed if you only watched the stage during day two of TechCrunch… Read More

  • Armstrong Announces AOL's Acquisition of TechCrunch

    The AOL Announcement, The Video(s) TCTV

    As you may have heard, AOL’s CEO Tim Armstrong had some fairly significant news to announce at TechCrunch Disrupt this morning. Yes, AOL is acquiring TechCrunch and all of our properties and yes, we will be joining the AOL Technology Network. If you missed the live feed, we have videos of the on-stage announcement and co-editor Erick Schonfeld’s backstage interview with Armstrong. Read More

  • AOL CEO Tim Armstrong At Disrupt: "Bebo Was A Major Distraction"

    AOL CEO Tim Armstrong At Disrupt: "Bebo Was A Major Distraction"

    Straight from the horse’s mouth: AOL CEO Tim Armstrong just told the TechCrunch Disrupt audience what most industry watchers already knew: the company made a strategic mistake in acquiring social network Bebo, and it ended up being a “major distraction” for them. Armstrong admitted that it would have been very hard to make Bebo work right out the gate no matter what, and… Read More

  • Will AOL's Tim Armstrong Redefine Online Publishing?  Come Find Out At Disrupt.

    Will AOL's Tim Armstrong Redefine Online Publishing? Come Find Out At Disrupt.

    Why are you reading TechCrunch, or anything online, for that matter? We know it’s not because of flashing banner ads. And so do all the online publishers.  Now that online advertising has failed to print money the way people hoped it might a decade ago, large content owners such as AOL and Yahoo are focusing on how to make more of what people actually want to read. AOL, in particular… Read More

  • AOL's Armstrong Tells CNBC He Is More Interested In Nichebusters Than Blockbusters (Full Transcript)

    AOL's Armstrong Tells CNBC He Is More Interested In Nichebusters Than Blockbusters (Full Transcript)

    On the eve of AOL’s official reemergence as an independently-traded company (although in reality its shares are already trading), CEO Tim Armstrong gives CNBC’s Julia Boorstin a lengthy interview on his message to investors and where he hopes to take AOL. He is fully aware that cost-cutting is only going to take AOL so far and he that investors are concerned whether the… Read More

  • Tim Armstrong's Secret Project Is To Turn AOL Into A Low-Cost Content Machine

    Tim Armstrong's Secret Project Is To Turn AOL Into A Low-Cost Content Machine

    A couple days ago at the Web 2.0 Summit, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong caused a little bit of a stir when he hinted that AOL is working on a “secret” technology project. When pressed for details on what exactly it is, he was vague. But after fishing around with our sources, we have a pretty good idea. The secret project is a new content-management system (CMS) which will make it easier… Read More

  • Tim Armstrong Prepares AOL For a Fragmenting Web

    Tim Armstrong Prepares AOL For a Fragmenting Web

    The days of the Web portal are long gone. Everyone knows this, especially the people who run the largest destination sites on the Web. AOL’s newest CEO, Tim Armstrong, acknowledges this fact. “We think the Web will fragment in the future,” he tells me. “I think you have to be agnostic about where your content goes. If they want to get it on Twitter, you should let… Read More

  • AOL's Musical Chairs: Ad Head Coleman Out, Google's Levick In

    AOL's Musical Chairs: Ad Head Coleman Out, Google's Levick In

    With AOL’s new CEO Tim Armstrong in place, the game of musical chairs is under way. The first big departure being announced today is AOL’s head of sales Greg Coleman, who only joined in February, 2009 from Yahoo. Replacing him is Jeff Levick, who worked under Armstrong at Google as VP of Industry Development and Marketing in North America. Levick’s new title at AOL will… Read More

  • Associated Content Raises $6 Million For Publishing Platform

    Associated Content Raises $6 Million For Publishing Platform

    Online publishing platform Associated Content has closed a $6 million, Series C financing round funded by SoftBank Capital, Canaan Partners and AOL CEO Tim Armstrong. Associated Content secured $10 million in Series B Financing from SoftBank, Canaan, and Armstrong in 2007. The company also closed $5.4 million in Series A funding from SoftBank in 2006. Founded by Luke Beatty and originally… Read More

  • Google Ad Chief Tim Armstrong Replaces Randy Falco As Chairman And CEO Of AOL

    Google Ad Chief Tim Armstrong Replaces Randy Falco As Chairman And CEO Of AOL

    Breaking: AOL has named a new CEO and chairman. Tim Armstrong, who headed up ad sales in North America for Google, will replace Randy Falco as chairman and CEO. AOL President and COO Ron Grant will also be leaving the company. Armstrong’s name has been bandied about as a potential CEO or top executive at several companies. He takes on a challenging post at AOL, which does not have… Read More