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AOL has found new jobs for Peter Rojas and Ryan Block. The two former Engadget editors, who went on to create the tech startup Gdgt, and then sold the company to AOL earlier this year, have become AOL’s VP of strategy and VP of product.
It’s a big week for blogs: Tiger Global Management has invested $50 million in Automattic, the parent company of blogging platform WordPress.com. Automattic founder Matt Mullenweg said Tiger is buying the shares from early investors and employees, but said the sellers will hold on to “the vast majority” of their Automattic holdings. The announcement comes days after Yahoo’s $1.1 billion acquisition of Tumblr (CORRECTION: A previous version of this story incorrectly reported that Tiger Global was associated with Tiger Management founder Julian Robertson).