Aol To Acquire Techcrunch Network Of Sites

San Francisco, CA, September 28, 2010 – AOL Inc. [NYSE: AOL] today announced that it has agreed to acquire TechCrunch, Inc., the company that owns and operates TechCrunch and its network of websites dedicated to technology news, information and analysis. TechCrunch and its associated properties and conferences will join the AOL Technology Network while retaining their editorial independence, further bolstering AOL’s position as one of the world’s leading providers of high-quality, tech-oriented content. The announcement will be made on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, CA.

Founded by Michael Arrington, TechCrunch operates a global network of dedicated properties from Europe to Japan, as well as vertically-oriented websites, including MobileCrunch, CrunchGear, TechCrunchIT, GreenTech, TechCrunchTV and CrunchBase. The TechMeme Leaderboard ranks TechCrunch as the No. 1 source of breaking tech news online, followed by AOL’s Engadget.*

“Michael and his colleagues have made the TechCrunch network a byword for breaking tech news and insight into the innovative world of start-ups, and their reputation for top-class journalism precisely matches AOL’s commitment to delivering the expert content critical to this audience,” said Tim Armstrong, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AOL. “TechCrunch and its team will be an outstanding addition to the high-quality content on the AOL Technology Network, which is now a must-buy for advertisers seeking to associate their brands with leading technology content and its audience.”

Heather Harde, Chief Executive Officer of TechCrunch, said: “TechCrunch and AOL share a motivating passion for quality technology news and information, and we’re delighted about becoming part of the AOL family. This represents a compelling opportunity to extend the TechCrunch brand while complementing the great work of sites like Engadget and Switched. Our contributors, and our audiences, can look to the future with excitement about what we can build when we have the significant resources of AOL behind us.”

Michael Arrington, Founder and Co-Editor of TechCrunch, said: “Tim Armstrong and his team have an exciting vision for the future of AOL as a global leader in creating and delivering world-class content to consumers, be it through original content creation, partnerships or acquisitions. I look forward to working with everyone at AOL as we build on our reputation for independent tech journalism and continue to set the agenda for insight, reviews and collaborative discussion about the future of the technology industry.”

TechCrunch also hosts industry-leading conferences and events, including The Disrupt series, The Crunchies Awards and various meet-ups worldwide. These conferences bring together industry innovators, entrepreneurs and financing sources to exchange ideas, forge new relationships and discuss the current and future industry trends.

“Engagement with thought leaders is as important to AOL as our engagement with our contributors, audiences, publishers and advertisers, and TechCrunch’s conferences and websites will give us a promising, additional springboard to join and amplify these conversations. We’re committed to quality in everything we do at AOL, and look forward to working with Heather, Michael and the TechCrunch team to extend the brand,” said David Eun, President of AOL Media and Studios.

The AOL Technology Network consists of AOL’s tech-oriented properties including Engadget, the Web magazine about everything new in gadgets and consumer electronics; Switched, which covers the intersection of the digital world with entertainment, sports, art, fashion and lifestyle; TUAW, the unofficial Apple weblog; and DownloadSquad, the weblog about downloadable software and other computer subjects. The AOL Technology Network ranks in the top five for tech news according to comScore Media Metrix, August 2010 data, and leads the top five in average time spent and average visits per user.

This acquisition will further AOL’s strategy to become the global leader in sourcing, creating, producing and delivering high-quality, trusted, original content to consumers. TechCrunch will remain headquartered in San Francisco, CA, as a wholly owned AOL unit. Deal terms were not disclosed.

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About AOL
AOL Inc. (NYSE:AOL) is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL’s business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. AOL is focused on attracting and engaging consumers and providing valuable online advertising services on both AOL’s owned and operated properties and third-party websites. In addition, AOL operates one of the largest Internet subscription access services in the United States, which serves as a valuable distribution channel for AOL’s consumer offerings.

About TechCrunch
TechCrunch is a weblog dedicated to obsessively profiling and reviewing new Internet products and companies. In addition to covering new companies, we profile existing companies that are making an impact (commercial and/or cultural) on the new web space. TechCrunch has now grown into a network of technology focused sites offering a wide range of content and new media.

*TechMeme Leaderboard, Sept. 28, 2010

WyeDean Hardwood Flooring Supply Quality Wood Flooring Throughout The UK

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The Leader in Infectious Disease Control is Now a Supplier of Cox Rapid Dry Heat Sterilizers taking on new line of sterilizers.

East Atlantic Beach, NY, September 27, 2010 — announced today that they are now a proud supplier of the cox rapid dry heat sterilizer. This is the first new sterilizer to be offered by the company. Before this announcement the company only concentrated on remanufactured statim 2000s and 5000s. Thanks to the addition of the cox rapid dry heat sterilizer, will now sell both new and remanufactured sterilizers to help dentists, tattoo artists, and ophthalmologists control infectious disease. This marks a new era for the website. President Greg Drinkwater was quoted as saying, “We are very excited to have this opportunity but this is only the beginning. will continue to expand its product line of both new and remanufactured sterilzers. Our goal is to continue to help our clients have the most efficient sterilization process available to them. At the same time we want to make sure we have the most competitive prices on the internet.” is a medical device company with a strong focus on Infectious Disease Control. has been servicing dentists, tattoo artists, and ophthalmologists since 2007. As part as a valued add feature to their clients the company offers free shipping and backs all of their sterilizers with a one year warranty.

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East Atlantic Beach, NY

Click “Like” for Wine Club Guide on Facebook for a Chance to Win Free Wine for a Year is giving its Facebook fans a rare opportunity to win a one-year subscription to the Cellar’s Platinum Wine Club.

San Mateo, CA, September 27, 2010 — is giving its Facebook fans a rare opportunity to win a one-year subscription to the Cellar’s Platinum Wine Club. The highly-esteemed wine club, which is designed for the more seasoned wine aficionado, provides an all-access pass to vineyards and wines not readily available to most people.

To participate in the promotion, Facebook fans simply have to click “like” for Wine Club Guide. The contest begins October 1 and ends on October 31, 2010. Shortly after October 31, Wine Club Guide will select a random winner from its Facebook page and announce the name of the winner on Facebook. The winning participant will receive wine every month for an entire year, making the total value of their prize more than $700. Each month, the winner can select either two bottles of red wine or one red and one white bottle of wine.

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Wine Club Guide is the first company to publicize wine club reviews and ratings online, according to Friesen. Since 2008, the San Mateo, Calif.-based company has been a trusted source for identifying some of the best wine clubs nationwide. The Website offers multiple reviews for each club and ratings based on the quality of the wine, wine education and value. “I believe there is no better way to experience the world of wine than with a wisely-chosen wine club,” Friesen said.

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In addition to offering wine club reviews, Wine Club Guide also features informative articles on a variety of topics, such as vineyard basics, wine glasses and wine storage. Site visitors can also take advantage of a free Wine Club Deals newsletter and Wine Club Insider blog. They can also review helpful listings for Best Wine Clubs, Top Value Wine Clubs, Top in Quality of Wine and Top in Wine Education.

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