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AOL looking to buy Yahoo, talking to private equity firms

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AOL is looking at a potential bid for rival Yahoo and is seeking assistance to fund the bid with several equity firms, according to the Wall Street Journal citing several people “familiar” with the talks. Among the equity partners, Blackstone Group and Silver Lake Partners have expressed interest. Both AOL and Yahoo have changed in the decade – turning from an ISP and search engine/directory to both content powerhouses – […]

AOL to sack up to 1,200 employees

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AOL has announced that it will be laying off 1,200 employees as it failed to meet its target of 2,300 – or a third of total employees in the company – in reducing its workforce, as many refused to accept buyouts. According to spokeswoman Tricia Primrose, only 1,100 volunteered to leave the company. The cuts affect both its US and European operations; and layoffs are set to start today, though […]

AOL makes big cuts across blogs, except Tech

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NEWS IN BRIEF: AOL is making big budget cuts in its blogging properties, according to TechCrunch. The cuts range up, according to their sources, to 25% of each blog’s total budget – and the main cuts are from personnel costs. The bloggers are now told that they should take a couple of weeks off, and there may or may not have a job in AOL in August. However, the AOL […]

Engadget chief confirms resignation

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The Editor in chief of Engadget, owned by AOL, Ryan Block will step down from the top spot and will be launching a brand new site; with TechCrunch speculating that it may be called Devixe. Taking over the ranks will be Josh Fruhlinger and Joshua Topolsky, with Fruhlinger taking over the entire AOL Tech Network, which includes TUAW, Switched, Download Squad and all of Engadget’s spinoffs. Topolsky will become the […]

Coming Soon : Blogsmith?

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Blogsmith, the blogging platform that runs all the blogs in Weblogs Inc. has now plans to launch soon. Weblogs Inc. is now part of AOL after acquiring it in 2005. Previously, Blogsmith.com redirected to Brian Alvey’s blog; however, today the site shows Blogsmith and saying it’s coming soon. Do you think will it ever happen? Come and see for yourself.