Peter Kafka

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AOL Plans First “Programmatic Upfront”

AOL plans to sell some of its ads via what it is calling the first “programmatic upfront” event in September. The idea, modeled after the method TV networks traditionally use to sell their ads, is to convince marketers to commit to buying a certain amount of AOL’s inventory using automated ad technology, a big push for CEO Tim Armstrong.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald