35 posts and columns on Eric Hippeau
News Bytemade official what BoomTown reported last week–effective April 1, Eric Hippeau, a director since 1996, will step down and David Kenny, president of Akamai Technologies, will take over the still-warm seat at the table.
One of the more interesting pieces of news that got pushed deep down in stories in the noisy swirl around AOL’s $315 million acquisition of the Huffington Post was the move of its CEO Eric Hippeau back to the investor side. He’ll be going to Lerer Ventures, which is run by HuffPo co-founder, chairman and major investor Kenneth Lerer, and is contemplating a big expansion of its efforts. BoomTown talked to both about it today.
“I want this to be the last act of my life,” says AOL’s new content boss. CEO Tim Armstrong’s translation: It’s a “multiyear contract”
Former AOL CEO Steve Case is right to call out current AOL CEO Tim Armstrong’s fuzzy math. But that doesn’t mean this is a bad deal.