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Sep 5th 2013

Nate Richardson Joins AOL As President Of AOL Live

I'm pleased to announce that Nate Richardson has joined AOL as President of AOL Live. Nate's background in digital media, e-commerce and start-ups brings a combination of experiences that will allow us to build a truly unique, differentiated and compelling AOL Live product.

While my first experience meeting Nate was on a panel at the LGBT Center when he was CEO of paidContent, I had heard of his reputation as the person behind Yahoo! Finance's success.

Nate arrived at Yahoo! via the acquisition of a payments company, and went on to deliver one of the most financially successful and dominant digital businesses of the last decade.

Nate took two detours, including what he describes as a cameo at Dow Jones as Head of Digital and a mind-cleanser running the largest non-governmental organization in post-war Liberia for the International Rescue Committee, where he had a staff of 500 and a need to learn how to build his own satellite system.

After the panel, I recruited Nate to conceive of and launch Gilt Man and later Gilt City. Nate built two of Gilt Groupe's most valuable businesses by establishing differentiated propositions, a strong editorial point of view in merchandising, and team cultures that are legendary for their creativity, passion and commitment.

Most recently, Nate was CEO of #waywire, a video curation platform that he co-founded with Mayor Cory Booker. His time at #waywire served as a baptism into the fast evolving world of video.

Please help me welcome Nate to team AOL.
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Aug 2nd 2012

AOL Earns Spot on paidContent 50

This week paidContent released their list of the world's 50 most successful digital media companies, and AOL earned a spot on the list for the second year in a row. The paidContent 50 ranks digital-media companies by measuring the revenue earned from digital content, or from the advertising around that content. Other companies featured on this year's list include Google, Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters.

Read how AOL made this year's list by clicking here.

Feb 14th 2012

TechCrunch Adds New Editorial Talent

TechCrunch announced some exciting changes to their editorial team today including the addition of two new hires. Ingrid Lunden, formerly of PaidContent, has joined the team as a TechCrunch writer covering mobile, digital media and breaking tech news. Based in London, Lunden will also cover European startups and tech companies with TC Europe editor Mike Butcher. The second hire is Colleen Taylor, who joins the team from GigaOm. Taylor will help expand TechCrunch's video coverage as a TV reporter, and become the familiar face of TCTV.
As the team continues to expand, TechCrunch also announced that Alexia Tsotsis and Eric Eldon will become senior editors leading coverage of Silicon Valley from the San Francisco headquarters. Veteran writer Leena Rao will also become a senior editor, focusing on covering social commerce, venture capital, and the enterprise more deeply. Matt Burns will lead as the new mobile editor.

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