AOL, 2006 Called and Wants Its Content Commoditization Strategy Back…
It was a Monday like any other Monday. After a weekend of too much drinking, low-key football-centric Sunday celebrations (Go Packers!) and an early night to bed, I woke up this morning in the way I normally do on a Monday: Cursing ye gods of Mondays past, and hoping the day would not turn into the inevitable case of the Mondays that they all do. Wearily, I reached for my laptop to find out what the Monday morning tech news buzz was and my eyes flew open in surprise: AOL had acquired the Huffington Post for $315M in a hybrid cash and stock transaction. This only a few months after TechCrunch had been acquired, also by AOL, for an undisclosed amount.
The Power of Bloggers
I subscribe to a handful of blogs that are completely unrelated to my niche. The reason behind these subscriptions are varied: historical niche coverage that I’ve done (for instance, politics when I got started), friends or associates, really killer blogs related to specific sports teams, etc. There’s different reason. Largely, though, my RSS reader is […]
Welcome Huffington Post Readers
I’d like to extend a warm greeting to readers of the Huffington Post where a piece I wrote earlier today, entitled Two Castles of Power, was published. I don’t talk about politics much around here. I used to. Back in the day. However, the audience here is generally keen on reading thoughts about technology and […]