Seems like there are some layoffs going on at AOL, and some really talented people are suddenly without jobs. It’s really sad, as I have had the opportunity to meet quite a few folks over at AOL. There was a transformation at AOL recently, where AOL left the staid-tried-and-true business model to an ad-driven model that focuses on enabling their massive subscriber base. They have a great focus on Web 2.0 technologies and have been introducing great resources like http://dev.aol.com.
I have seen various reports of 2,000 jobs. I haven’t seen any type of official announcement, but I haven’t deeply researched it.
Hoping that this is a good turn for some very talented folks finding themselves in a tough situation.