Ryan Block was Engadget’s long-standing editor-in-chief. AOL bought Engadget, along with a bunch of other big tech blogs, and made most of the talented people miserable until they all left (one of AOL’s core competencies). After Ryan left, he started gdgt.
Now, AOL bought gdgt and Ryan is back at AOL. His new job appears to be to tell AOL how to design a modern gadget blog because they’ve been doing it wrong.
Maybe it’ll work out better this time.