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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.”

Developers! Facebook Really Wants Your Lifestyle Apps.

The social giant’s bets big on a new class of third-party apps to strengthen its platform.
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First-Episode Clips From “Start-Ups: Silicon Valley” — Dave McClure Is “Disrespectful” (For Doing His Job)

Hey kids, Dave is always disrespectful to me, too! (But I like it.)
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Yahoo’s Media Products Head Departs to Run Games Unit for CBS Interactive

Rice is a great get for CBS.
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Top HBO Digital Exec Alison Moore Hired to Run NBCU’s DailyCandy

The longtime premium cable exec will push the women-focused site and newsletter to new platforms.
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Samsung’s Smart TV Isn’t as Smart as It Thinks It Is

Samsung’s Smart TV aims to integrate standard TV with apps and Internet content in one simple device.
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Beauty-in-a-Box Company Birchbox Will Ship Lifestyle and Tech Products for Men

What’s in the box, you ask?
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Exclusive: BermanBraun Buys Most of Shelby Bonnie’s Whiskey Media

Can’t we all just get along? Yes! Hollywood grabs a piece of Silicon Valley content tech.
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Liveblogging Yahoo's Q1 Earnings Call: Get Me to Funky Town

MicroHoo is funky! At least according to Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz on the Silicon Valley search giant’s first-quarter earnings conference call about its recent financial performance. Yahoo’s results showed a continued worrisome revenue growth stall, due in large part to a search advertising fall-off, and a still-turning turnaround.

Exclusive: AOL Fires Moviefone Editor Who Offered Fired Freelancers the Chance to Work for, Um, Free

Yesterday, AOL’s Huffington Post Media Group got into hot water after the top editor at its Moviefone unit sent a memo to freelancers it was in the midst of firing, offering them an opportunity to “contribute as part of our non-paid blogger system.” Today, sources said that exec–Moviefone Editor-in-Chief Patricia Chui–was fired by the company, which is in the midst of drastically rejiggering its stable of writers.

Who’s Still Using AOL? Your Mom.