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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Is AOL Finally Making Money From Content? Maybe!

For years, AOL has emphasized its content, but made all of its profit selling Internet access (!). That may finally be changing.
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All the News That Fits in a 15-Second Segment: NowThisNews Tries Instagram, and the Results Are Pretty Interesting

The social/mobile video news startup experiments with very short-form video (Vine, too). They might have a winner.
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Upworthy Raises $8 Million for Clickbait With a Mission

What if BuzzFeed had a political agenda? Upworthy does, and it’s doing well.
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AOL’s Huffington Post Adds Ecofabulous Content

AOL-owned Huffington Post is adding a large amount of environmental-focused content from Ecofabulous, and making its founder, Zem Joaquin, an editor at large of home and lifestyle. In a nonexclusive licensing and revenue-sharing deal, the dedicated Ecofabulous page said that the online content site “will host original product reviews and recommendations featuring environmentally conscious beauty, fashion, home, kids, tech, and lifestyle items; provide resources for readers aiming to live a green life; profile environmentally-pioneering companies; and serve as a place to inspire readers seeking the recommendations of expert editors and designers.”

How the Attack on NY Times and Twitter Domains Could Have Been Worse

Look at all these unlocked domain names.
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Toward a More Public Social Network: Facebook Rolls Out Embedded Posts

The battle for real-time rages on!
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Brit + Co. Nabs $6.3 Million Series A as Oak Investment Partners Bets on Content + Commerce

Brit + Co., the content and commerce startup for the DIY set, has raised a $6.3 million Series A round, led by Oak Investment Partners, with participation from Index Ventures, Lerer Ventures and Cowboy Ventures. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer also invested, after first investing in the company’s seed round. Oak’s Fred Harman, who has led investments in Bleacher Report, Huffington Post and Thrillist Media Group, will join the board, as will iVillage co-founder and former BabyCenter chairman Tina Sharkey. CEO Brit Morin said in an interview that the company would use funds to invest heavily in creating digital video series, as well as build out the commerce side of the business over the next 12 months.

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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.

Amazon Kills Zombies, Keeps John Goodman as It Plans First Season of Web Series

Amazon starts ordering its first set of TV series. It says you helped them decide.
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HuffPost Live Thrives on Tape

We Are All Huffington Post Now

Sandy Soaks Gawker, HuffPo, BuzzFeed

AOL Finally Lands on YouTube