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News Bytewho 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 Bytesaid 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.)
News Bytefounded 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.