January 1, 2010 |
There can be few institutions more despised as 2010 begins than big U.S. banks, but what can the average person do about it? The answer, according to author and Huffington Post website co-founder Arianna Huffington: Withdraw your money. In a widely read blog post this week, Huffington and former Senate Banking Committee chief economist Rob Johnson try to stir up a popular revolt by encouraging bank customers to yank their deposits from Bank of America, Wells Fargo Bank, Chase and Citibank and move them to community banks and credit unions.
April 28, 2013 |
AXS TV, the cable channel whose backers include entrepenuer Mark Cuban, has struck a content-sharing deal with the Huffington Post. Starting May 13, AXS will carry programming from HuffPost Live, which is the Huffington Post's online channel, for six hours during the day. HuffPost Live typically features a mix of entertainment and political coverage. During the hours that AXS will simulcast HuffPost Live (10 a.m. - 4 p.m. ET), the content is focused more on pop culture. PHOTOS: Hollywood Backlot moments For AXS TV, the partnership with Huffington Post moves it closer to its goal of being a 24/7 live channel.
February 7, 2011 |
In a bid to make itself relevant again, struggling Internet pioneer AOL Inc. announced late Sunday that it would buy the Huffington Post, the well-known news and opinion site, for $315 million in cash and stock. As part of the deal, Huffington Post co-founder Arianna Huffington will oversee a new group responsible for bringing together all editorial content from both companies including news, technology, music and local media websites. The deal, which was signed Sunday with approval from the boards of both companies, is something of a gamble for AOL, which is looking to reignite growth in advertising revenue.
August 27, 2008 |
The gravitational pull of Planet Huffington drew them in relentlessly in this convention-besieged city: news anchors, U.S. senators, Hollywood luminaries and everyday folks, orbiting like so many moons. Everyone here at the Democratic National Convention, it seems, can't wait to trade a greeting, an air kiss or a little banter with Arianna Huffington, founder of the most popular blog in America. I confess I'm as charmed and amused by the beguiling Ms. H as anyone but also slightly queasy about whether her Huffington Post will ever offer original content and reporting that lives up to the hype and pretty packaging.
February 9, 2011 |
Whatever the ultimate impact of AOL's $315-million acquisition of the Huffington Post on the new-media landscape, it's already clear that the merger will push more journalists more deeply into the tragically expanding low-wage sector of our increasingly brutal economy. That's a development that will hurt not only the people who gather and edit the news but also readers and viewers. To understand why, it's helpful to step back from the wide-eyed coverage focused on foundering AOL's last-ditch effort to stave off the oblivion of irrelevance, or Brentwood-based Arianna Huffington's astonishing commercial achievement in taking her Web news portal from startup to commercial success in less than six years.
October 18, 2013 |
Jonah Peretti, founder and chief executive of the wildly popular website BuzzFeed, is trying to choose his favorite online video. "'Drunk vs. Stoned' was pretty fun," he finally says, singling out a BuzzFeed video in which a staffer tests whether it's easier to function on alcohol or on marijuana by getting really drunk and, on a different night, getting really baked. The three-minute video, featuring side-by-side comparisons of dancing, ball catching, drawing and Lego building, has scored more than 3.1 million views since its debut two months ago. BuzzFeed itself is riding high these days.