Friday, March 13, 2009

Google Executive to Replace Two Fired From AOL - NYTimes.com

Why do I get the sense this could be a Google scouting mission?…

Time Warner abruptly fired the two top leaders of its struggling AOL unit Wednesday and replaced them with one of the top executives from Google.

AOL’s new chairman and chief executive will be Tim Armstrong, who joined Google in 2000 to start a sales operation for the then-tiny search engine. Since then, Google has grown to sell more advertising than any newspaper, magazine or television network. Mr. Armstrong, who was the president of American operations, looked after both advertising sales and relationships with publishers.

Google Executive to Replace Two Fired From AOL - NYTimes.com

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