Saul Hansell Departs AOL

Saul Hansell, the New York Times veteran who founded its Bits technology blog, and left in late 2009 for AOL, is leaving his post.

All Things D reports that Hansell is moving on to become an entrepreneur in residence at Betaworks, a company which has started and invested in companies like Bit.ly and Tweetdeck.

In a post on his blog, Hansell said his departure wasn’t about AOL:

I know my friends in the technology press well enough to suspect some of them will see my move as part of a broader trend at AOL. I’m not sure the easy take is the right one. Based on my experience, I am more bullish on Tim Armstrong’s clear vision of a company built from the ground up for online journalism and the potential of AOL’s many assets to achieve that vision.