AOL, Inc. (NYSE:AOL): After only five months, AOL, Inc.’s Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Communications, Jolie Hunt, is leaving the company in the latest move in what has been a strange second half of the year for senior level sales and marketing staffing at the Web media pioneer. Hunt was appointed to the AOL post back in July from Reuters, where she worked as SVP, Global Head of Brand and Public Relations. Initial reports said that AOL’s Chief Executive Officer Tim Armstrong has decided to eliminate the CMO role moving forward in order to build up investments and focus on marketing efforts for the company’s individual properties like the Advertising.com group and The Huffington Post.
Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX): Blitz4k, Netflix, Inc.’s internally optimized version of log4j, has been released to Github. Blitz4j generates logs within a massively concurrent and heavy traffic environment while consuming fewer resources than other, more traditional logging technologies. They achieves this by overriding sections of log4j’s code where synchronization and deadlocks may occur.
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Coinstar, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSTR): Verizon’s Chief Executive Officer said that Redbox video will have limited trials in early 2013.
DIRECTV, Inc. (NASDAQ:DTV): Neustar will provide home address identification and verification services for DIRECTV, Inc. Neustar’s services will help DIRECTV identify and verify customer addresses to help reduce costs and make the installation process go smoother for customers.
Dish Network Corp. (NASDAQ:DISH): After the company pays out a special one-time dividend of $1 per share on December 28, Charlie Ergen and other Dish Network Corp. shareholders should have a happy New Year .
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