AOL launches professional division

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AOL is launching a new professional division today aimed at government, energy and defense.

The idea is to bring the use of social media and video from consumer-oriented sites, and apply it to media.

"AOL Energy" rolled out first and will be followed by "AOL Government" and "AOL Defense" in June.

The Vice President and GM of the company says this will offer a social online environment that is somewhat similar to the Huffington Post, but a product that has not been offered before.