Two Years and $33 Million Later, Start-Up Investor Lerer Ventures Starts Building Its Own Companies

Like lots of other investors, Ken Lerer, Ben Lerer and Eric Hippeau are plowing money into start-ups. Unlike some of the other guys, they’re making some of them themselves.

HuffPo Co-Founder Ken Lerer’s Stealthy Start-Up Aims at CNN, Fox

Ken Lerer helped build an Internet news powerhouse out of thin air. Now he wants to do it again — this time using video.

To Stanch Layoffs, Yahoo Has Been Shopping Its Ad Technology Platforms to Google, Microsoft and Others

There’s always yet another wacky money-making scheme on the horizon at Yahoo!

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.

My Picks for Yahoo’s Next CEO — Maybe Snoop Dogg, Ya Digg?

While the Yahoo board has yet to begin a search, I have already been hard at work on selecting the next CEO.

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Yahoo Confirms Change on Board–Hippeau Out, Kenny In

Yahoo today made 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.

Lerer Ventures Considers New $50 Million Fund With Hippeau Addition

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.

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”

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.