AOL’s Susan Lyne on Trying to Make Bank With Online Content and More! (Video)

Also, what’s up with Patch?
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Vox Media Spends Some of Its Giant Funding Round on Lockhart Steele’s Curbed Network

A blogging pioneer sells his company to a blogging powerhouse.
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How the Attack on NY Times and Twitter Domains Could Have Been Worse

Look at all these unlocked domain names.
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Sitting on the Couch Is So 2013. Now You Can Run in Place While You Play Videogames!

Run, Forrest, run! And try not to look like a dork while you’re hooked up to all that equipment.
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News Byte

Engadget, Gdgt Veterans Peter Rojas and Ryan Block Get New Titles at AOL

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.

News Byte

No Place Like Home? AOL Acquires Tech Blog Gdgt.

Gadget-review site Gdgt — pronounced “gadget” — said this morning that it had been acquired by AOL for an undisclosed amount. The move is a homecoming of sorts for a group of writers from Engadget, also owned by AOL, that had left the company to form Gdgt. The rumored acquisition was previously reported by TechCrunch, which is also owned by AOL. (This site, AllThingsD, is not owned by AOL.)

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Can We Finally Say: Bye-Bye, Booth Babes?

Isn’t it time for our industry to stop using booth babes, once and for all?

AOL Names Jim Norton as New Head of Sales

Hey kids, it’s a new ad honcho at AOL! Replacing that other guy, who replaced that other guy.
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On The Verge of a New Tech Site, Which Finally Debuts

Tonight at 1 am PT, techies who have nothing else to do — that would be me! — can click onto a brand new tech site called The Verge.
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News Byte

New Tech Gadget News Site Name: The Verge

A new tech site, which has been founded by a number of former staffers of AOL-owned Engadget, will be announcing its new name — The Verge — during an appearance by Editor-in-Chief Josh Topolsky tonight on Jimmy Fallon’s late-night television talk show. The Verge, whose charter sponsor will be BMW, will debut in the fall as a new competing gadget property for the well-funded content start-up SB Nation.

Arianna Huffington Cleans Up

PlayBook on Track for Q1 Kick-Off