Amex’s Serve and AOL’s Patch.com Partner for Prepaid, Paperless Deals

Ease of transaction, rewards and “exclusives” will be key to the next generation of deals, and the credit card companies are determined to play a major role. MasterCard is working with NextJump for special rewards programs, and has a number of other initiatives in the space (which key execs will discuss at our Deals 3D […]

Patch: 194% Growth in 6 Months; New Mobile, Deals Focus

AOL’s Patch.com, which is now in 813 markets and is meeting internals goals and poised for success, according to President Warren Webster, who addressed San Diego Interactive Day yesterday. Webster says that Patch is now reaching 6.9 million unique visitors, and has seen 194 percent growth in the past six months. The site will continue […]

AOL Buys Huffington Post; Huffington to Run AOL Local

AOL will buy The Huffington Post for $300 Million in cash and $15 million in stock, and put Arianna Huffington in charge of the AOL Local sites (Mapquest, Patch, MovieFone) as well as its growing collection of opinionated tech and vertical news properties, such as TechCrunch, Engadget and Popeater. AOL’s vertical sites, such as TMZ.com, […]