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EX-NBC CHIEF WANTED HUFFINGTON

February 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Former NBC chief Jeff Zucker said Monday that he had tried to acquire the liberal-leaning Huffington Post and position it as an adjunct to cable network MSNBC. Speaking at Harvard’s Shorenstein Center, he noted that currently MSNBC.com does not share the “distinct point of view” of the cable channel but instead reflects the neutral position […]

AOL ACQUIRES HUFFINGTON POST

February 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

It was barely a shadow of the deal that AOL founder Steve Case made in 2000 when AOL acquired Time Warner for $164 billion, but the Internet company, now divorced from Time Warner, is back on the acquisition path. In a surprise announcement today (Monday) AOL said that it had agreed to buy the HuffingtonPost.com […]