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, […]

D7:The WaPo’s and HuffPo’s Different Takes on Local News

Two very different takes on local news were in evidence at the WSJ’s D7 conference in Carlsbad,CA today, as Arianna Huffington of The Huffington Post and Katharine Weymouth of The Washington Post were interviewed by former Post reporter Kara Swisher about their respective directions. Since the November election, Huffington noted that the Huffington Post has […]