If Alto Is The Kind Of Product You Get When CFO Types Run Product, Then Fire All The "Visionaries"

AOL COO Artie Minson

Photo: AOL

Alto is AOL’s new Webmail product.

It may not get wide adoption for any number of reasons, but we took a long look at it and the thing looks great. 

What’s funny is that about a year ago, product development leadership at AOL was shifted from the West Coast and given to then CFO/COO Artie Minson back in New York.

AOL’s shafted product people publicly lamented giving product oversight to a money-man.

But wow: If Alto is what you get when you have the money-men running product, then fire all the visionaries today.

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