AOL has agreed to buy Huffington Post, one of the fastest-growing U.S. news site for $315 million. The price is more than five times the $60 million revenues of Huffington Post. Combined, the new AOL/Huffington Post claims 117 million unique visitors in the U.S. and 270 million worldwide; it’s a scale play to participate in the Big Leagues of digital news media. Source: Outsell Inc. a co-founder member of BIIA
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Joachim C Bartels is a co-founder, managing director and Editor-in-Chief of BIIA. In his capacity as Editor-in-Chief he is responsible for the selection of relevant information content concerning industry insights, trends, technological developments, standards and policies impacting BIIA members in particular and the business information industry in general.
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