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Topic: TechCrunch

Patch Layoffs, Site Shutting Begins: Reports

Per TechCrunch, hundreds of layoffs in motion

There's been a lot of talk over the past few days about whether AOL was going to start laying off Patch employees immediately or on a "rolling basis," start selling…

TouchCast Looks to Reinvent the Web Around Video

Startup co-founded by TechCrunch editor aims to make video ubiquitous

The team behind the startup TouchCast only wants to completely reinvent the look and feel of the Internet. Specifically, they want to make video integral to the Web experience, rather…

How to Attract Eyeballs to Branded Content

Millions more pageviews

Web publishers and big brands are starting to feel the pull of Gravity. The four-year-old Web personalization tech firm, founded by former Myspace COO Amit Kapur, helps publishers surface more relevant…

Wired Still Connected After Two Decades

A magazine devoted to covering the digital disruption that threatens the publishing business ends up thriving

They say timing is everything. As luck would have it, in January 1993, a convergence of technology and talent forged the first consumer magazine that would define—and in essence, become—the voice…

10 Great Moments in Web Journalism Besides Deadspin's Te'o Scoop

From Favre to Bubba to FarmVille, the big stories that put pubs on the map

Brett Favre’s penis was certainly a big deal, so to speak. But Manti Te'o’s imaginary/made up dead girlfriend has thrust Gawker Media's Deadspin into the spotlight like never before. As of…

Instagram’s User Decline May Be Holiday-Related

Daily user drop occurred on Christmas

The New York Post made headlines and headaches for Facebook when it published a story Thursday night claiming that Instagram’s daily active user base had dropped by nearly 25 percent. The…

Zuckerberg: More Opportunities in Mobile Than Desktop

Facebook CEO’s first public talk since IPO

The one thing Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made clear in his first time speaking publicly since the company’s May IPO (except during its July earnings call): Facebook is all-in on…

Qwiki Nabs Time Inc. Exec

Penn is second Time staffer in as many months to join a media startup

Another traditional media executive is making the leap to digital startup. Last month, Say Media named Time publisher Kim Kelleher president to focus on expanding brand and publisher relationships. On…

AOL Restructures, Names COO

CEO Armstrong taps CFO Artie Minson to oversee three new divisions at portal

Tim Armstrong is once again tweaking AOL’s organizational structure, hoping to provide the inconstant portal with some momentum and steady direction. To help, the AOL CEO has elevated the company’s…

Fast Chat: AOL CEO Tim Armstrong

Upon mixed Q1 earnings, exec discusses the slow pace of Devil, video

AOL announced its first-quarter earnings this morning, and the numbers were a mixed bag. Overall revenue was up, but U.S. display advertising was down 1 percent—not good news in an…

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