Conflicts of Interest: TechCrunch, AOL, and WSJ

The Wall Street Journal’s leading technology reporter, Kara Swisher, has been raising a stink about TechCrunch founder, Michael Arrington’s, new venture capital play, CrunchFund, which just two weeks ago announced an $8 million investment from TechCrunch...

Radio Makes Happy Media Consumers + AOL Radio Relaunches

Radio listeners are happier than consumers of any other type of media, according to the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB). The industry association recently released the results of a study that it commissioned, which also indicated that people consuming media of any type...

Unpaid Bloggers Uprising: The AOL / Huffington Post Lawsuit

A blogger and activist has just filed a class action suit against AOL and its newest acquisition, The Huffington Post. The subject of the suit? HuffPo’s business model of not paying for freelance blog content.┬áIf you’d like to give it a once over, the...

AOL Buys The Huffington Post

AOL Inc. has agreed to buy news and opinion site The Huffington Post for $315 million, continuing its corporate turnaround mission to be an online content provider. The Huffington Post was co-founded in 2005 by Arianna Huffington and former AOL executive Kenneth...

AOL Acquires TechCrunch + More

AOL is slowly but steadily snatching up other online content providers. The company recently acquired influential technology news blog TechCrunch; it already owns online magazine Engadget. With TechCrunch’s 3.8 million unique monthly U.S. visitors, its ownership...
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