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There's a subscription-only New Yorker piece this week claiming that 60% of AOL's profits come from misinformed consumers who are paying for services they don't need or could get for free if they just asked. Can't link to the original story, so here are some follow-up stories about the story from Business Insider (who had to quickly retract calling AOL a "scam") and Huffington Post:

It's slightly amusing that this story was in the Huffington Post.

Can't help but think of AOL's embrace as perhaps the kiss of death for HuffPo.
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