links for 2009-07-21

  • After nearly eight months without a leader, the Tech Council of Maryland plans to announce Monday that it has tapped Renée M. Winsky, a current board member, as its new executive director.

    Winsky, 46, spent the past nine years at the Maryland Technology Development Corp. — she has been president and executive director since 2007 — and has long been involved in the state's technology community. She previously worked at the Information Technology Association of America and the National League of Cities.

    "I'm looking forward to getting back to my true association roots," she said last week. Winsky will start her new gig in September.

    (tags: technology)

  • It might seem an odd move for a company that relies on money from advertising. Yet AOL is reducing the number of ads it shows on its home page and some other Web sites it runs.

    The maneuver is one of the changes new CEO Tim Armstrong, 38, has brought to the long-struggling Internet company since he took over AOL in April. The former Google Inc. executive was hired to recharge AOL and lead its spinoff from Time Warner Inc., undoing a legendarily disastrous deal.

    (tags: aol Innovation)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s