• Nico Pitney To Replace Jai Singh As AOL HuffPo's Managing Editor

    Earlier tonight, Yahoo announced that they grabbed one from our side to be the new Editor in Chief of their Yahoo Media Network: Jai Singh. Singh had been the Executive Editor at Huffington Post (and more recently, AOL HuffPo) for the past two years, where he helped shaped the company into the news and information juggernaut that it has become. Now we know who his replacement will be: Nico… Read More

  • An Hour In A Room With Arianna Huffington (Guest Starring Biz Stone!)

    As part of the AdTech conference yesterday, a gaggle of press got together to talk to Huffington Post Media Group’s Arianna Huffington, a. k. a my bosses’ boss and Tim Richards, VP of Ad Sales at AOL West Coast. While the cupcake and jelly bean-embellished media roundtable was billed as a discussion about vague stuff like “how to move and engage audiences” and the… Read More

  • In Baffling Move, The Huffington Post Erects Paywall Solely For NYT Employees

    In a move sure to irk at least two or three people who work for The New York Times, The Huffington Post (owned by AOL, our own masters in some degree of command) has put up a paywall that applies only to NYT employees. In a message to affected potential readers of HuffPost content, founder Arianna Huffington explains that NYT employees can henceforth access only one article for free per month. Read More

  • It Worked! HuffPo Ends Up Hiring Creator Of Viral Infographic Resume

    Sister site The Huffington Post just went on a journalistic hiring spree (hide your bloggers/hide your editors), scooping up New York Times editor Maura Egan, who will be Deputy Entertainment and Culture Editor under recent hire and fellow NYT alum John Montorio, along with Reason’s Radley Balko who joins as a Criminal Justice Reporter, Rebecca Carroll who comes on as Culture Editor… Read More

  • Confirmed: AOL Gives Over 200 U.S. Employees Pink Slips

    As we’ve heard over the past few days, AOL has started implementing layoffs across its properties in the wake of the Huffington Post acquisition. The deal, which amounted to $315 million, closed on Monday of this week. We’ve confirmed the firings with AOL and here is the breakdown of the exact numbers and where the layoffs will take place. AOL will be letting go a little over 200 U.S. Read More

  • AOL Closes $315 Million Huffington Post Acquisition; Expands Editorial Team

    Well that was fast. AOL has closed its $315 million acquisition of The Huffington Post. The deal was originally announced on February 6, so it’s taken a month for the acquisition to close. As we heard a few weeks ago, Arianna Huffington is now the President and Editor In Chief of all of AOL’s media properties, which is now called the Huffington Post Media Group (and which… Read More

  • 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)

    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 ( 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