Mike Arrington just booted Jay Rosen and Nora Ephron off stage in order to “have two minutes to talk to my boss.” Now he and Arianna Huffington, head of content at AOL, are chatting one-on-one in an interview that Mr. Arrington started off somewhat aggressively with, “You’re my boss and I’ve actually had to report to you… is it as awkward for you as it is for me? I’m not good at reporting to people. Is it going to work?”
Note: The offending item was actually published two days ago, not yesterday as this reporter wrote below. Sorry! Sloppy emailing. The post in question remains factually correct.
I am so excited for AOL! This is a company has not always had an easy time. First, its big merger with Time Warner fell apart because of circumstances completely beyond its control
–I mean, accounting standards for internet businesses were still being established–and now all its dial-up customers are literally dying. The loss of so many grandmas all at once must be devastating. I totally support Tim Artmstrong and his efforts to turn this company around!
Until this morning, it wasn’t clear what would happen to freelance writers for AOL properties Moviefone and Cinematical in the wake of the Huffington Post takeover of the editorial side of the company–especially since editor-in-chief Erik Davis just resigned. But an email sent this morning, Subject: Moviefone/Cinematical – Status of Writers, somewhat cleared things up!
Tech Bubble Watch
We covered the booming business of Ben Lerer’s Thrillist recently, and this week brought two big hires as the company morphs into a more serious enterprise.
News broke last night in The Wall Street Journal that Eric Ashman, Chief Financial Officer at the Huffington Post will leave that post to take up as Read More
No one could say Paul Miller wasn’t prolific, as he worked his way up the food chain — contributing, associate, senior associate editor — of Engadget, one of the web’s biggest tech blogs.
Over the weekend Miller announced his departure by blog post, noting that, “I’d love to be able to keep Read More