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Arianna Huffington was in her element last week, toasting the makers of The King's Speech at a cocktail party at her Los Angeles home, hobnobbing with the conjured contents of her Rolodex and flaunting her current status as new media visionary.

Ian Burrell: Huffington tie-up is expensive, but it follows a clear logic

It is becoming a routine ploy for America's ailing but established media giants: reach out for a noisy and fashionable website and try to ride its coat tails back to the good times.

AOL to buy Huffington Post website

Media giant AOL said today that it had agreed to buy US internet newspaper The Huffington Post for 315 million US dollars (£195 million) in a bold bet on the future of online news.

AOL may explore merger with Yahoo

AOL is believed to be actively exploring a break-up of the company in a complicated series of transactions that may lead to a merger with rival internet giant Yahoo.

Business Diary: A bit of Glee at the 'Huffington Post'

The Huffington Post is one of the voices of liberal America, and we certainly need those in the era of the Tea Party, Rush Limbaugh and Fox News. So what has been attracting the most views at this rare ray of light in an increasingly poisonous political discourse across the Atlantic? The best way to fight back against the right-wing crazies? How tolerance is a thoroughly good thing? Well, no. Second on the most-viewed list for several days has been, erm, a bit of a fuss over a racy photoshoot by the cast of teen drama Glee.

Stephen Foley: How to respond to AOL and Yahoo deal talk

US Outlook: There is only one proper response to the idea that Yahoo! could be target of a buyout by private equity, and that is: LOL.

AOL acquires Techcrunch

AOL has said it agreed to acquire the popular technology blog and network TechCrunch as it tries to remake itself into a web entertainment and news powerhouse.

Stephen Foley: Bebo loads up its secret weapon

US Outlook: Bebo has a secret weapon in its effort to win teenagers back to the social networking site: Maxx Levin, 17-year-old brother of Bebo's new owner, the California entrepreneur Adam Levin. As you read this, Maxx is travelling the Far East wearing a Bebo cap and under instructions to tell everyone he meets to sign up.

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