AOL Hires Associated Content’s Luke Beatty in Key Strategy Role

The reunion of college roommates is on.
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Native Ad Network Sharethrough Lands Veteran Digital Exec Patrick Keane

The Google, CBS and Associated Content alum gets a new gig.
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Associated Content Founder Beatty to Helm TechStars Boulder Program

A star to help potential stars.
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Exclusive: Yahoo Loses Associated Content’s Luke Beatty, as Restructuring Looms

In yet another high-level executive departure, Luke Beatty, the founder of the Associated Content unit that the Silicon Valley Internet giant bought several years ago for $90 million, is departing.
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Demand Media About Latest Google Algo Impact: Move on, Nothing to See Here

Tonight, Demand Media–in reaction to a new study showing that its flagship eHow site had now gotten much more negatively impacted by Google’s rejiggering of its search algorithm than previously–released a statement and blog post about the tempest. The content maker’s unsurprising verdict on itself: We’re okay, thanks for asking!

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Yahoo Executive Talks Acquisitions, Slams YouTube Buy

Yahoo is “gearing up for a very big year” of acquisitions, said a senior director of corporate development at the Internet company.

Huffington Post Co-Founder Ken Lerer Wants You to Watch His Next Company

What do you do once you sell your digital media business for $315 million? Start another digital media business! Ken Lerer, Brian Bedol, Patrick Keane and Jim Pallotta bet on video with Bedrock Properties.

Exclusive: After Ad Changes, Yahoo Media Unit Gets a Management Shakeup

Last week, Yahoo’s advertising unit got the once-over from its new sales head Wayne Powers. And, this week, its new Audience unit head Mickie Rosen is making a series of executives moves to shake up its powerful news, sports and entertainment sites.

Yahoo's (and Associated Content Founder) Luke Beatty Talks About Google's Content Farm Putsch

Yahoo’s Luke Beatty said he is not worried. “We welcome the change,” he insisted about Google taking aim last Friday at so-called “content farms,” producers of low-quality content that spam up the Web and the search giant’s results. “And we endorse what Google is doing 100 percent.” That’s ironic, given among those allegedly hit hardest by the tweaking of its famous algorithm–based on early, and perhaps questionable, surveys–is Yahoo’s Associated Content. Its founder talked to BoomTown about the impact.

Google Attacks! And Demand Media Investors Yawn

Google is going to crush Demand Media! So why aren’t investors running for the exits?