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Apr 6th 2012

About.me Launches Mobile App

now has an app for the iPhone. Built in collaboration with the AOL Mobile team, the app helps ensure your online identity goes wherever you go by delivering the about.me experience as well as access to exclusive mobile features that take advantage of location awareness. The new "Check Out" option lets you view pages of nearby users who are also using the feature, making it easier to connect meaningfully with new acquaintances offline.

More key features of the app include the ability to:
  • Create your own about.me page
  • Browse "Featured" and random pages and then email the user or share their page
  • Search and add pages to your "Favorites" list
  • View and update your own page

These join existing Web features that let you:
  • Link to disparate social media pages (e.g., Twitter, Facebook, etc.)
  • Add discovery tags to help find like-minded people
Download the free application 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.

Dec 16th 2011

TechCrunch Teams Up with GigaOm and VentureBeat to Host the Crunchies

We're pleased to announce that tickets for the 5th Annual Crunchies Awards, hosted by GigaOm, VentureBeat and TechCrunch are now on sale. We've even expanded to a larger venue, the Davies Symphony Hall, to accommodate a larger audience, but we still recommend that you buy your tickets fast before we're all sold out.

Over 300,000 nominations have already been cast in categories like: Best Social Application, VC of the Year, Best Time Sink, Best Mobile Application, CEO of the Year, Best New Startup of 2011 and Best Overall Startup of 2011. Finalists will be chosen by the TechCrunch, GigaOm and VentureBeat audiences.

We are excited to celebrate the achievements of our industry. Hope to see you there!
To find out more about the event, click on the official press release here.

Nov 16th 2011

Check Out A Preview of AIM

AOL is rolling out a preview of a brand new version of it's popular product, AIM at preview.aim.com and you can be one of the first people to check it out.

In addition to a completely new look and feel, AIM is now focused on providing a simple, fun way to talk and share with groups of people that matter to you most. Jason Shellen, who joined AOL after his company Thing Labs makers of Brizzly was acquired last year, has been leading the team on the new product so you'll see some fun features from Brizzly here in the new AIM.

Here are some of the features you can expect to see on the desktop, web and mobile versions of the product:

  • An awesome inline media experience (tweets expand, movies play, files upload, oh my!)
  • Group chat (done right)
  • Single click video chat (thanks to AV by AOL)
  • All your social notifications in one place (find out fast if you've been tagged in a photo, received a new email, been retweeted and much more)
  • Conversation syncing on all platforms so your conversations will be shown on all platforms you use the AIM preview on (mobile, desktop or web)
  • News from the Huffington Post Media Group

Check it out today at http://preview.aim.com.

Nov 15th 2011

We've Got Your Chance to Win a BMW!

From now until December 9th, you can download Editions by AOL, our beautiful daily iPad magazine, for a chance to win brand new BMW 335d.

Editions by AOL is a free daily magazine for the iPad that delivers a unique and beautiful reading experience customized for each individual user. Every morning, at a time of your choosing, you'll receive a unique 30-to-40-page magazine tailored to your interests from Fashion and Fitness to Technology and Science.

To enter the contest:
1.Download the editions app to your iPad.
2.Open Editions and swipe to page 3 for fullcontest details.
3.Enter the contest and share your tips and how to live a green life.
4.Cross your fingers and hope to win a BMW.

Editions by AOL is available for free from the App Store on iPad.

Follow Editions on Twitter @editions.

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