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AOL Posts Year-Over-Year Revenue Growth For First Time In 8 Years AOL Posts Year-Over-Year Revenue Growth For First Time In 8 Years
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AOL released its Q4 earnings on Friday, and reported revenue growth for the first time in 8 years. AOL posted revenue of $599 million, significantly higher than Street’s $574 million estimate. Adjusted OIBDA was $123 MM ($8 MM higher than …

AOL’s Advertising.com Group Is Now Just AOL Networks AOL’s Advertising.com Group Is Now Just AOL Networks

AOL announced today that its Advertising.com group has been rebranded as AOL Networks, and is aligned with its parent AOL brand. The company believes the move will help stakeholders better understand its assets. AOL Networks CEO Ned Brody (pictured) says, …

Major Media Outlets Targeted In Patent Suits Major Media Outlets Targeted In Patent Suits
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Major media outlets have been named in a series of patent infringement suits related to mobile phone apps and websites. Clouding IP is claiming such media giants as CNN, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Fox News, Time, and …

AOL Co-Founder Steve Case Thinks You Should Watch These 10 TED Talks AOL Co-Founder Steve Case Thinks You Should Watch These 10 TED Talks
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AOL co-founder Steve Case has curated a list of ten TED Talks. He says, “It has been amazing to watch TED’s transition from party to platform, and from a small gathering for the benefit of a few to a massive …

AOL Posts Best Revenue Growth In Seven Years (YoY) AOL Posts Best Revenue Growth In Seven Years (YoY)

AOL released its Q3 earnings report this morning. The company reported 7% global advertising revenue growth, its best year-over-year revenue performance in over seven years. Furthermore, the company reported 8% search and contextual revenue growth, representing the first growth quarter …

AOL Launches Alto, Its New Take On Web-Based Email AOL Launches Alto, Its New Take On Web-Based Email
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AOL has released a new email product built to work with Gmail, Yahoo, .Mac and AOL Mail accounts. It’s called Alto. “It’s inspired by postal mail, where you sort your mail into stacks (bills, letters, junk mail, etc.); this does …

September U.S. Search Market: Google Up, Microsoft Flat, Yahoo Down September U.S. Search Market: Google Up, Microsoft Flat, Yahoo Down

comScore has released its latest numbers for the U.S. search market. They show Google sites up 0.3% in September at 66.7%, followed by Microsoft sites at 15.9% and Yahoo sites at 12.2%. Ask came in at 3.5%, and AOL came …

AOL Gets Into The YouTube Game, Launches 22 Channels AOL Gets Into The YouTube Game, Launches 22 Channels
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AOL announced today that it will be offering its entire original video content library on YouTube, where it will be distributed, as well as monetized. The company says this includes nearly 20,000 videos from brands like The Huffington Post, TechCrunch …

AOL’s Entrance Rolls Augmented Reality And Entertainment Into One Impressive Package AOL’s Entrance Rolls Augmented Reality And Entertainment Into One Impressive Package
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Microsoft and Nokia are holding a big event today to show off the future of the Windows Phone platform. We’re expecting to see some new hardware from Nokia’s impressive Lumia line. The mobile device manufacturer has also been busy on …

AOL Shares Its Plans To Return $1.1 Billion To Shareholders AOL Shares Its Plans To Return $1.1 Billion To Shareholders

AOL announced its final steps in returning $1.1 billion to shareholders, entering into a $600 million fixed-dollar collared Accelerated Stock Repurchase Agreement with Barclays, and announcing its authorization of a $5.15 per share special cash dividend. The company will repurchase …

AOL Announces  $550M Stock Repurchase Authorization As Dutch Auction Offer Expires AOL Announces $550M Stock Repurchase Authorization As Dutch Auction Offer Expires

AOL announced on Friday, the expiration of its modified “Dutch Auction” tender offer for the repurchase of up to $400 million in common stock. It expired on 5:00 P.M. (Eastern) on Thursday evening. Additionally, the company’s Board approved a $550 …

AOL Redesigns Mail, Talks About Email’s Evolution AOL Redesigns Mail, Talks About Email’s Evolution
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AOL, the company who made the phrase “You’ve got mail” iconic, has released a huge redesign to its AOL Mail experience. This is the first major redesign to the product in about five years. Do you use AOL Mail? What …

AOL Slows Its Revenue Decline To Lowest Rate In As Much As 7 Years AOL Slows Its Revenue Decline To Lowest Rate In As Much As 7 Years

AOL released its quarterly earnings report this morning for Q2. The company’s revenue declined by 2%, which AOL points out is the lowest rate of decline in 7 years. The company managed to beat Wall Street expectations. Ad revenue grew …

AOL Reorganizes Operations Into Three Distinct Units AOL Reorganizes Operations Into Three Distinct Units

Yesterday, AOL began buying back shares of common stock, spending up to $400 million in a dutch auction style sale. Stockholders stand to receive, or have received, as much as $30 per share. Today, AOL is introducing some more changes. …

AOL Celebrates Winamp’s 15th Anniversary with Android Album Washer AOL Celebrates Winamp’s 15th Anniversary with Android Album Washer

AOL is celebrating Winamp’s 15th anniversary with an upgrade to their Winamp for Android called Album Washer. The upgrade, available for $0.99, helps users clean-up and organize their existing media libraries. Available at the new in-app store, Album Wash polishes …

AOL, Microsoft, & Facebook Close Billion-Dollar Deal AOL, Microsoft, & Facebook Close Billion-Dollar Deal

AOL has just closed on a deal with Microsoft that will garner over a billion dollars for a large chunk of their patent portfolio. The news comes at a time when AOL is desperately trying to make the most of …

AOL Completes Billion Dollar Patent Sell-Off to Microsoft AOL Completes Billion Dollar Patent Sell-Off to Microsoft

Now that AOL can put the whole Starboard ordeal in the past, one of the bigger business transactions that was caught in the executive crossfire has inally reached its conclusion: the company announced today that it completed its sale of …

AOL CEO Armstrong Moving Full Steam Ahead with Patch AOL CEO Armstrong Moving Full Steam Ahead with Patch

On the heels of winning a proxy showdown against a gang of grumbling shareholders yesterday, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong is punctuating his victory over that cabal of activist investors known as Starboard by pushing the very product they insisted was …

AOL Wins Proxy Battle With Starboard: All Board Members Have Been Re-Elected AOL Wins Proxy Battle With Starboard: All Board Members Have Been Re-Elected

AOL released a statement today explaining their proxy battle with activist shareholder, Starboard has come to an end. Today, all of their board members have been re-elected for another term signifying that indeed, none of Starboard’s nominations were welcome additions …

Google Joins Facebook, Twitter, AOL, IAB To Stop Badware Google Joins Facebook, Twitter, AOL, IAB To Stop Badware

Google, Twitter, Facebook, AOL and the IAB have joined forces to form the Ads Integrity Alliance, geared toward keeping protecting users from ads that contain badware. The initiative was announced today by StopBadware.org. The organization says the alliance will develop …

AOL’s Patch Set New Traffic, Revenue Record in May AOL’s Patch Set New Traffic, Revenue Record in May
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Despite a damaging report last month from a group of disgruntled investors that said AOL’s Patch was not a “viable business,” the service still had a good month in May as it set an all-time high for traffic and revenue. …