The Huffington Post

  • Arianna Huffington and Tim Armstrong Live At Federated's Signal LA Conference [Video]

    By now, we’ve all heard the news that AOL has bought the Huffington Post for $315 million. It’s AOL CEO Tim Armstrong’s largest acquisition to date and the deal brings Arianna Huffington over to the company as Editor In Chief in charge of all AOL properties, including Engadget, TechCrunch and others (read AOL’s internal memo about the deal here). Arianna and Tim held a… 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

  • Huffington Post Buys Adaptive Semantics To Keep Up With 100,000 Comments A Day

    The Huffington Post has acquired its first company in a small cash deal, and it is not another blog or media site, but a pure technology startup called Adaptive Semantics. The two-person startup provides a semantic analysis engine (aka JuLiA) already used by the Huffington Post to help moderate the 100,000 comments published on the blog every day. Prior to the acquisition, the Huffington Post… Read More

  • Yahoo Media Chief Sounds Like AOL's: "To Truly Scale, You Need Content From The Crowd"

    Yahoo Media Chief Sounds Like AOL's: "To Truly Scale, You Need Content From The Crowd"

    In case you still had any doubts that Yahoo and AOL are pursuing the same strategy when it comes to building a media brand online, all you have to do is listen to the two executives running the respective content businesses of each company. Yahoo Media VP James Pitaro and AOL Media president David Eun were both on a Future Of Media panel together in New York City today, but they sound like… Read More

  • The Huffington Post Starts To Give Out Badges To Readers

    The Huffington Post Starts To Give Out Badges To Readers

    The Huffington Post is taking on more of the trappings of a social network. Borrowing from Foursquare, today it will start giving out badges to loyal readers who comment like crazy and share HuffPost stories via Facebook and Twitter (the Superuser), collect a lot of fans and followers (the Networker), or flag inappropriate comments (the Moderator). The site also redesigned its user profile… Read More

  • The Media Bundle Is Dead, Long Live The News Aggregators

    Here we go again. The newspaper industry is blaming online news aggregators for its dwindling profits and inability to adapt to a world of links and truly-free flowing information. (They like it when information flows freely into their pages, but not so much when it flows out). On Thursday, paidContent ran an essay by media consultant Arnon Mishkin called “The Fallacy Of The Link… Read More

  • Arianna Huffington: Subscriptions Are For Porn

    At D7 today, Kara Swisher sat down with Huffington Post’s Arianna Huffington and Washington Post’s Digital Chief Katharine Weymouth to discuss a topic that has been beaten to death: old vs. new media. Much of the interview was spent massaging each other’s egos, with each praising the other for the quality of their respective publication’s journalism. But Huffington… Read More

  • Arianna Huffington Says Online Journalists May Have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

    Arianna Huffington testified today before the Senate Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet in a hearing on the “Future of Journalism.” The Senate was contemplating the future of news, particularly newspapers, and will consider what (if any) action Congress needs to take to save the industry. Those who testified include Marissa Mayer, Vice President of… 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

  • The Huffington Post Raises $25 Million from Oak Investment Partners

    We already knew The Huffington Post was looking for capital, but it turns out to be a little more than the $15 million the Times of London projected earlier. Kara Swisher says the political uber-blog network has in fact raised $25 million from Oak Investment Partners and will announce the news later this morning. This third round brings the total amount of funding raised to a whopping $37 million. Read More