Disrupt London 2015
Tim Armstong has had a busy yr. Again in Might, AOL (proprietor of TechCrunch) received acquired by big U.S. service Verizon for $four.four billion. Whereas AOL is now a subsidiary of Verizon, Armstrong stated that he would proceed to go up AOL after the deal was accomplished. That’s why we’re excited to announce that Tim Armstong will be a part of us on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt London on December 7-eight, 2015.
Armstrong joined AOL in 2009 to turn out to be CEO and chairman. Earlier than that, he was President for the Americas and SVP for advert gross sales and operations at Google. He’s been key to AOL’s turnaround with strategic acquisitions and a brand new give attention to content material, video and promoting know-how.
With regards to shopper-dealing with manufacturers, AOL is the proprietor of many content material web sites, such because the Huffington Submit, Engadget, Moviefone, Autoblog, Cambio, Stylelist and us. It additionally operates shopper merchandise, corresponding to AOL Mail, MapQuest and extra. And eventually, a non-negligible chunk of the corporate’s income nonetheless comes from its historic dial-up enterprise.
However getting AOL again into form was simply step one. Now that the corporate is a part of Verizon, AOL might give attention to new areas of alternative. AOL’s video content material might play an essential position in go90‘s future. AOL additionally stays one of many main promoting platforms with regards to video advertisements within the U.S., which can also be key in terms of distributing over-the-prime content material.
For all these causes, we’re excited to interview my boss’ boss’ boss’ boss’ boss at our convention in London. Different audio system embrace BlaBlaCar’s Nicolas Brusson, Eileen Burbidge, Thierry Henry, TransferWise’s Taavet Hinrikus, Klaus Hommels, Postmates’ Bastian Lehmann and extra. Discover out extra in the agenda.
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Featured Picture: Armstrong pictured at Disrupt Europe