Since being revamped in September, the AOL homepage has increased page views 7%, unique visitors, 16%, and total minutes, 34%, compared to a year ago. AOL Latino also launched www.intimos.com, a new blog focusing on relationships and sexuality that's part of AOL Latino's women's network, Tu Vida y Mas. It's the second of some 30 niche-oriented sites AOL's MediaGlow publishing unit plans to introduce this year.
Earlier this month, Time Warner reported subsidiary AOL had
a 6% decline in ad revenue in 2008 and an operating loss of $1.1 billion compared with an operating income of $2 billion in 2007. Prior to its earnings release, Time Warner announced AOL would lay off
700 workers as it struggles with the ad slump.--Mark Walsh