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Today in Tech: iPad 2 loses features, AOL layoffs coming?

February 25, 2011: 7:28 AM ET

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  • Sources tell The Wall Street Journal that AOL is considering layoffs as part of its new management structure integrating the Huffington Post, though no details yet on timing or just how many employees would be affected. While Arianna Huffington will serve as the newly-christened Huffington Post Media Group's editor-in-chief, AOL Media President David Eun, who supervised the company's video and journalism properties, is leaving. (Wall Street Journal)
  • Google announced changes to its search engine ranking algorithm that should cut down on top listings with "shallow" or "low-quality" content (read: content farms). The algorithm affects nearly 12% of all search results in the U.S. (Search Engine Land)
  • Venture capitalists are betting on online tracking companies, which basically specialize in tracking the movements of Internet users. Over the last thre emonths, Lotame Solutions, Media6Degrees, eXelate Media, [x + 1], and Turn Inc. secured new investments from VCs. Meanwhile, Millennial Media and Tapjoy Inc., which deliver ads to smartphones, each raised more than $20 million in January. (Wall Street Journal) More
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