AOL is buying the Huffington Post for $315 million. Ken Auletta, media writer for The New Yorker, talks with Kai Ryssdal about whether the deal was a surprise and what this means for Arianna Huffington.
AOL announced this morning its $315 million purchase of the left-leaning news site The Huffington Post. Jeremy Hobson speaks with Henry Blodget, CEO of Business Insider, about what this buyout means for AOL, The Huffington Post, and their future together.
AOL's still looking to shake its dial-up image from the nineties and move into 2011. The company hopes the purchase of The Huffington Post -- and its new network of hyper-local news sites -- will help the company into the realm of media and entertainment. David Gura explains.
Just days before the Super Bowl, government agents shut down several websites accused of stealing and streaming live sporting events. The content, available through links, includes games from the NFL, NBA, MLB and WWF.
Viacom this morning announced a drop in last quarter's profits -- in part due to sluggish DVD sales. In an effort to boost revenue, Viacom has cut a deal with Hulu.com to allow popular programs like "The Daily Show," "The Colbert Report," and "The Jersey Shore" back on the website.
That's the United States president we're talking about here. Not the guy in Egypt. There's a big push about to happen on Capitol Hill to give the chief executive power to take over private computer networks in the event of a large scale cyber attack on the nation's infrastructure. But events in Egypt are forcing the effort's defenders to do some explaining.