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AOL is back, baby. And by "back," I mean back to being ridiculous. Its latest move: buying The Huffington Post for an astounding $315 million.
Can the Huffington Post keep its independent voice? Can Arianna Huffington do for AOL's content business what she did for her HuffPost? The Web chimes in.
AOL has agreed to buy the second most popular news website in the U.S., The Huffington Post, for $315 million, it said in a statement Monday.
Founder Huffington will oversee a new AOL division encompassing a broad swath of consumer sites, push local coverage, video, and other projects.
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Analysis: AOL should tell its double-fee customers that they don't need to keep paying for a subscription to get online or even check their AOL e-mail.
The lawsuit accuses AOL of infringing the patent in its presentation of related news stories while Apple is accused of infringing the patent in its presentation of related content on its iTunes store.
For high-profile flops, strange decisions, pointless lawsuits, and general weirdness, it's been a very good year.
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