Huffington Beats Washington in Post Deals

Jeff Bezos faces a tougher challenge with his Washington Post acquisition than AOL did with the Huffington Post.

Jeff Bezos'sacquisitionof the Washington Post for $250 million set the media world abuzz, but it's not as good a deal for the Amazon.com founder as the $315 million purchase of the Huffington Post was for AOL in 2011. The technological revolution in media has put an 8-year-old website on a par, if not ahead of, a venerable 136-year-old institution that, among other things, toppled a U.S. president by investigating the Watergate affair.

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