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Criteo’s Coleman Joins Opera Software Board

Opera Software has named Criteo president Greg Coleman to its board of directors. The maker of browser software for computers, tablets and phones is based in Norway. Coleman has previously worked at AOL, the Huffington Post and Yahoo and is also an adjunct professor of digital marketing at New York University’s Stern Business School. In a statement, Coleman said he would help the company with its mobile advertising business, among other things.

BuzzFeed Bulks Up Again, With a Tech Section Run by Gizmodo’s Matt Buchanan

Another well-known writer for a site that used to specialize in other people’s writing. This one says he’ll write about “tech for humans.”
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Huffington Post Tech Boss Leaves AOL, For Real

Like almost every other top Huffpo executive from the pre-AOL days, Paul Berry is on to something else — which happens to involve working with a lot of former Huffpo executives.
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Buzzfeed Raises $15 Million to Make More Buzzy Content

News aggregator/newsmaker Buzzfeed has raised a $15.5 million C round led by New Enterprise Associates. The New York-based site, run by Huffington Post co-founder Jonah Peretti, also features HuffPo co-founder Ken Lerer as investor and chairman, and former HuffPo sales boss Greg Coleman has joined as a board advisor. The site recently signaled its intent to generate more of its own content, designed to be flung around users’ social networks, by hiring Politico blogger Ben Smith to beef up its editorial ranks.

Former Top Yahoo Sales Exec Weishaupt Joins Criteo

One thing Yahoo is good at: Giving other companies exec talent!
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Ex-Yahoos Getting Downloaded by PE Firms and Others on Possible Deals

Former employees are good for something, apparently!
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Former Yahoo, AOL, HuffPo Sales Dude Greg Coleman Lands Again

Greg Coleman, the online advertising sales exec who keeps making bank after bouncing from top Web jobs, has a new one. The former Yahoo, AOL and Huffington Post sales leader has just taken a job as president of Criteo, a “personalized retargeting” company.

Arianna Huffington on Her New AOL Job: "I Want to Stay Here Forever"

“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”

BoomTown Will Have What Greg Coleman's Having: HuffPo Ad Sales Head Scores Big Bucks Twice From AOL's Armstrong

AOL CEO Tim Armstrong is the gift that keeps on giving–at least to Greg Coleman. He’s the Chief Revenue Officer at the Huffington Post–for which the Internet giant just forked over $315 million to acquire–who will get a multimillion dollar payout from the deal. Except Coleman is the same guy whose three-year contract as AOL’s onetime sales head was paid out by Armstrong after he was replaced after only three months.

AOL + Huffington Post Won't Go to 11. But It Does Make Sense.

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.