The Real Reason Everyone Is Suddenly Quitting AOL Again

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AOL CTO Alex Gounares is leaving the company. So is the top engineer in the Huffington Post Media Group, Tim Dierks, according to a report from Peter Kafka.An ex-AOLer speculates about the timing and says we should expect more departures: 

February is bonus time at AOL. I haven’t heard anything, but I’ll bet there will be a lot of shuffling over the next month. 

Also, AOL did a bunch of acquisitions two years ago, like StudioNow, 5Min and some others. In general they have 2 year lockups. So there are more people with no handcuffs.

Update: And just like that, there goes another one >>

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