Arianna Teams Up With The AOL Monkey

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Pray for Mojo

AOL is buying the Huffington Post for $315 million, but is it worth that much? Kara Swisher at All Things Digital says the HuffPo is barely making a profit (though you’ll have to read deep into the article to get to that little tidbit). There had been talk that the HuffPo might be worth $200 million, but that was quickly ridiculed in skeptical quarters. Early reactions so far to the AOL-HuffPo deal have been favorable, arguing that it is helping AOL’s identity and relevance, and HuffPo’s reach. Steve Case, the former AOL honcho, offered a provocative tweet in response to the news.

And what is The AOL Monkey? See for yourself. Monkeys are funny.

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Party like it’s 1998!

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Have you seen the Drudge Report?

I was skipping around the usual tech websites when I saw this article about Hotmail. Whoa….Monica Lewinsky, the Drudge Report, Jesse Ventura elected governor of Minnesota. <— That was a little 1998 flashback. I had a vague idea that Hotmail was still around – as a journalist I sometimes get emails from offbeat accounts. I have since learned that it remains the largest web-based email service with roughly 360 million users. It has been trying to shed the image that it is stale compared to Gmail and has been adding various doodads. And it’s still free. Now I read that Hotmail is offering alias accounts. I thought that’s what Hotmail accounts were for: To be an alias account. Well, now you can make alias accounts on your Hotmail account, which already was one of your aliases. More