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AOL boots chief of content in midst of Huffington Post acquisition

Arianna Huffington has taken control of AOL content, and former leader David Eun is out.

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Rumor: Google will shell out $100 million to enlist celebrities on YouTube

As it turns out, advertisers won't pay much for space next to endless videos of cats. In a new campaign, YouTube is rumored to be seeking out celebrities for a new channel it hopes will pull down some serious ad dollars.

Movies & TV

Stephen Colbert mocks The Huffington Post with clone site ‘The Colbuffington Re-Post’

On Tuesday night's "Colbert Report" Stephen Colbert takes The Huffington Post to task for its re-posting ways with new satirical website, "The Colbuffington Re-Post."

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Google asks users to help combat content farms with new Chrome extension

Google asks users to help combat content farms, which are beginning to saturate search results, with a new Chrome extension

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AOL CEO double-downs on company

Fresh off buying the Huffington Post, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong has doubled his investment in the company to about $20 million.

Computing

Yahoo rumored to launch customized mobile content

Yahoo could use next week's Mobile World Congress as a podium to announce customized Web content for mobile devices.

Apple

AOL buys Huffington Post for $315 million

Is it a "merger of visions?" AOL is be buying the news, politics, and lifestyle Huffington Post Web site for a whopping $315 million

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Leaked ‘AOL Way’ documents expose AOL’s cash-driven content strategies

AOL plans to combat falling ad revenue with a comprehensive system for generating thousands of search-engine-optimized articles every week, but some see it as the blueprint for a content farm.

Computing

AOL launches late night comedy video block

Can AOL compete with Dave, Jay, and Conan...with Kevin Smith, Kevin Pollack, and Adam Corolla?

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AOL adds health, sports, and real estate content

AOL might be struggling, but it's still adding content partners, inking new deals this week for real estate, sports, and health content.

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AOL buys billboard to recruit Silicon Valley talent

AOL is looking for new blood, and where better to advertise than Silicon Valley?

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Paul Allen revises mega patent suit against everyone

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has revised his epic lawsuit against everyone with more specifics, though he still declines to discuss the suit.

Apple

AOL buys About.me four days after launch

AOL is on a buying spree. The company has purchased about.me, a site that lets users create a single splash page profile for themselves.

Computing

Bebo brings founder Michael Birch back as advisor

Six months after shaking loose from AOL, social networking site Bebo has brought back founder Michael Birch as a strategic advisor.

Computing

AOL Mulling Breakup, Yahoo Merger?

Oh, the drama: AOL is reportedly planning a complicated breakup that may shake out as a merger with Yahoo.

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