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Video: Jon Stewart interviews Arianna Huffington about her book ‘Thrive’

Arianna Huffington is known as a co-founder of The Huffington Post, which was acquired for $315 million by AOL. Huffington went on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to talk about technology addiction and the importance of her pets. She also talked about her new book “Thrive.”

BuzzFeed Raises $19.3 Million In Series D Funding

BuzzFeed is a content website that writes all sorts of interesting articles.  It does not matter if the article is about “50 Puppies To Help You Get Through Work Today” or “The Best Mr. T GIF Ever.”  If the content has a chance of going viral, BuzzFeed will try to put it out there.  The company has just raised $19.3 million in funding.  BuzzFeed plans on hiring more employees and to expand their presence on mobile phones.  BuzzFeed has raised a total of around $47 million.

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Jimmy Maymann Named As CEO Of The Huffington Post

The Huffington Post has made Jimmy Maymann the new CEO of the company.  Maymann was previously the head of the website’s international expansion.  He will report to Arianna Huffington, the editor-in-chief and co-founder of the website.  The Huffington Post is owned by AOL.  “He brings a vibrant entrepreneurial spirit and an ability to scale a business, so he was the first person I turned to to be our C.E.O.,” stated Huffington.  Maymann will be responsible for the traffic and revenue of the website.

Arianna Huffington No Longer Oversees TechCrunch and Engadget

Yesterday The New York Times published an article saying that Arianna Huffington now has more control over AOL, but it turns out that her job has been narrowed according to BusinessInsider. After AOL acquired Huffington Post, all of the editorial properties were combined into one division called the AOL Huffington Post Media Group and Arianna was made the president. This may not have been the best move for AOL.
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Google, Twitter, Yahoo!, and Other Tech Company Execs Sign Petition Against SOPA

Stop Online Piracy Act is a bill that was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives in October 2011 by Lamar Smith (R-TX). This Act would allow the Department of Justice and copyright holders to seek court orders against websites accused of copyright infringement that would prevent online ad networks and payment facilitators from doing business with those websites. Opponents in this bill believe that this is Internet censorship. Google co-founder Sergey Brin, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, PayPal co-founder Elon Musk, and Yahoo! co-founder Jerry Yang oppose the bill. Their letter will appear as a paid ad in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other newspapers.
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Adrian Grenier and Peter Glatzer Launches Sustainable Development Website SHFT

Peter Glatzer and Adrian Grenier has launched a new website called SHFT, which is a digital media platform that allows people to read content and buy products that are related to sustainable development. Galtzer is an indie film producer and Grenier is known for playing the character Vincent Chase on the hit show Entourage. The tagline of the website is “Curating the Culture of Today’s Environment.”
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Former TechCrunch CEO Heather Harde Leaves AOL

AOL, Inc. (NYSE:AOL) is having a hard time retaining some of their talent. Within the last couple of days, AOL saw Brad Garlinghouse and Sarah Lacy leave the company. Now former TechCrunch CEO Heather Harde is leaving the company. Harde became an executive at AOL after technology blog TechCrunch was acquired. It is believed that Harde was pissed when a Huffington Post CEO sent out an e-mail bashing TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington.
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The Huffington Post Acquires Localocracy

The Huffington Post Media Group has acquired online grassroots company Localocracy. The price of Localocracy was under $1 million according to sources with AllThingsD. The Huffington Post, which hit one billion page views in August, also announced that they were hiring New York Times senior columnist Lisa Belkin.
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