Tag: all things digital


AOL’s Patch lays off about 40 news staff; more money for ad sales / classifieds?

AOL’s Patch lays off about 40 news staff; more money for ad sales / classifieds?

In an AOL staff memo last week, CEO Tim Armstrong announced news staff layoffs at Patch.com. He also promoted president and COO of Patch Media to its CEO, replacing Jon Brod, according to All Things Digital. There was no mention of any advertising sales layoffs. In fact, Patch may be freeing up news funding for ad sales hires and training, as we discussed earlier this...

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LinkedIn to acquire Alphonso Labs, maker of Pulse newsreader

LinkedIn to acquire Alphonso Labs, maker of Pulse newsreader

LinkedIn is about to have its own newsreader, according to All Things Digital. The acquisition of Bay Area-based Alphonso Labs, maker of Pulse, is said to be costing the business network upwards of $50 million. With the buy come 20 million users who read 10 million stories every day. According to AllthingsD Microsoft and Yahoo bid for the firm as well. We’re wondering how this...

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Not all LinkedIn users “use” LinkedIn, says AllthingsD. We agree

Not all LinkedIn users “use” LinkedIn, says AllthingsD. We agree

Want to know more about becoming a client? Click here.? The announcement that LinkedIn now has 200 million users in 200 countries has at least one skeptic – All Things Digital – which called it a “BS Metric.”  In its reporting, ATD pointed out that not everyone who signs up for LinkedIn and sets up her or his profile, actually visits the site subsequently –...

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$500 mil, former Yahoo exec for Conde Nast

$500 mil, former Yahoo exec for Conde Nast

Advance Publications, parent of Conde Nast, has just announced that former Yahoo executive Andrew Siegel is to head up Conde Nast strategy and corporate development. To help him get this done Advance has sold Discovery Communications preferred stock – $500 million of it.  According to All Things Digital Advance will still be 31 percent owner of Discovery, however. ATD is conjecturing that acquisitions of early-stage...

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