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AOL Launches New iPad App For AOL Homepage Fans AOL Launches New iPad App For AOL Homepage Fans

AOL has announced the launch of a new iPad app for fans of the AOL homepage. The app gives users easy access to news, videos, trending stories, etc., in a news stream format. “Whether it is happening in Washington, Wall …

FTC Updates Search Engine Ad Disclosure Guidelines FTC Updates Search Engine Ad Disclosure Guidelines

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has updated is guidance to the search engine industry regarding the need to distinguish between advertisements and search results. Search industry veteran Danny Sullivan wrote a letter to the FTC just over a year ago …

AOL Reader Revealed, Officially Launches in Beta AOL Reader Revealed, Officially Launches in Beta
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After teasing the service last Friday, AOL has begun to give beta access to some users for their new RSS Reader, appropriately titled AOL Reader. Upon first look, it’s a basic, perfectly functional RSS reader that doesn’t bring a whole …

AOL Reader Spotted in the Wild, Currently in Private Beta AOL Reader Spotted in the Wild, Currently in Private Beta

It looks like AOL is getting ready to throw their hat in the who-wants-to-replace-Google-reader ring. The Next Web discovered reader.aol.com – a barebones site that features just one message: “AOL Reader: All your favorite websites, in once place.” It says …

AOL Is The Latest To Publish Data Request Numbers AOL Is The Latest To Publish Data Request Numbers

Earlier this week, Facebook, Yahoo and others came forward some ballpark figures on the amount of data requests it receives from the government. Now one more of the tech companies listed in the leaked PRISM documents has come forward with …

AOL Announces Marketplace by AdTech AOL Announces Marketplace by AdTech

AOL announced the launch of a new sell-side platform called Marketplace by AdTech today. With the offering, premium publishers can leverage AdTech’s technology and AOL Networks’ cross-platform ad serving platform, mange blocks and transparency settings at an inventory level, and …

AOL’s MapQuest Launches Travel Blogging Feature AOL’s MapQuest Launches Travel Blogging Feature
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AOL has launched MapQuest Travel Blogs for the web and iOS (via a dedicated app). The feature lets users create blogs of their trips with photos, stories, reviews, etc. According to the company, the Travel Blogs will automatically map out …

AOL Appoints Susan Lyne CEO Of Brand Group, Minson Steps Down As COO AOL Appoints Susan Lyne CEO Of Brand Group, Minson Steps Down As COO

AOL just announced that it has appointed Susan Lyne CEO of its brand group, and she will run the AOL operating unit that houses the company’s portfolio of brands. There were already rumors being reported that she would be taking …

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 …