The news was initially broken by TechCrunch although the details could not be confirmed. If the following statement from Jason’s blog isn’t enough for you,
I’ve gotten a bunch of press folks contacting me about my future at AOL now that Ted Leonsis and Jon Miller are no longer with the company. I’ve got nothing to say about that right now, so consider this an official “no comment.”
the New York Times just confirmed the news.
In recent months, Mr. Calacanis said he was considering leaving AOL to start a new company. His decision to resign was hastened by the news that Time Warner, AOL’€™s parent, had replaced Mr. Miller with Randy Falco, the president of the NBC Universal Television Group.
‘€œI’€™m not inclined to start over with a new guy,’€? Mr. Calacanis said in an interview on Thursday. As for what to make of the treatment of Mr. Miller, who discovered he was being replaced after a reporter called AOL asking about Mr. Falco’€™s appointment, Mr. Calacanis said only: ‘€œI’€™m perplexed. Why now?’€?
For my personal take on the developments as they were happening, please head over here.