As part of wider move, Patch consolidates four local sites into two
AdAge Digital calls this part of a wider move:
At one time, AOL had hoped to reach 1,000 Patch sites by the end of 2011. But now comes word that Patch is slightly scaling back its efforts in some markets, fueling speculation inside the hyper-local news organization that Tim Armstrong’s big local bet was a bit too ambitious.
At least on the surface, the local consolidation marks a step back from the big expansion Patch pursued in the Ocean State in 2010.