Today is a big day for all of us here at AP, but more so for our loyal and dedicated readers!
Over the past few weeks Artem and the senior editorial team behind AP have been in deep discussions with Tim Armstrong, CEO and Chairman of AOL, and Arianna Huffington, president and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post Media Group, and early this morning an agreement was reached that would see AP join the ranks of the veritable who's who of tech blogs, such as TechCrunch and Engadget.
So how did all of this happen? And what happens to AP now?
A few days after we broke the story on the "Mother of All Android Malware," we were contacted by Ms. Huffington for an informal chat over tea and crumpets. After a heated debate over the lack of Earl Grey, we agreed to postpone the meeting till a later date when cooler heads could prevail. Soon, Artem and Ms. Huffington became practically inseparable and were often seen taking late night strolls across the Golden Gate Bridge. Last weekend they even managed a short getaway to Saint Moritz for some skiing. All of this was of course intended to woo us over to AOL's growing content producing arm (a.k.a. "the sweatshop").
Our fearless leader fell to the charms of the wily Greek magnate and we duly signed our souls over to AOL for an undisclosed amount.
Nothing will drastically change at AP immediately. We will still be providing high quality reporting on all things Android, but we are also contractually obliged to have at least one attention grabbing link-bait headline per day.
Welcome to the new world order.