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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. …

Starboard Claims AOL Loses $500 Million a Year on Display Ads Starboard Claims AOL Loses $500 Million a Year on Display Ads
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In comScore’s latest report regarding the top 50 internet properties in the U.S., AOL came in at #5, with over 110 million unique visitors during the month of April. It’s clear that AOL has maintained a steady audience regarding its …

AOL Informs Starboard their Nominees are Useless AOL Informs Starboard their Nominees are Useless

Things haven’t been stellar for AOL lately, but they are performing better than many expected. Months ago, Starboard, one of AOL’s major shareholder, voiced their concerns over AOL’s performance and what could be done to unlock shareholder value. More recently, …

Yahoo! Unveils Genome Yahoo! Unveils Genome

Yahoo Inc. just announced Genome, a new online advertising solution, at Internet Week New York. Below is a clip regarding the new platform: Genome, set to be available sometime in July, combines Yahoo! data, interclick’s third party data and advertisers’ …

AOL Looking To Sell TechCrunch, Engadget…Or Not [Report/Rumor/Update] AOL Looking To Sell TechCrunch, Engadget…Or Not [Report/Rumor/Update]

Update: According to AOL CEO Tim Armstrong, the company is not looking to unload TechCrunch or Engadget. AdAge spoke with him, sharing the following quote: “We are planning to invest in those properties, not sell” them, Mr. Armstrong said in …

AOL’s First Quarter 2012 Earnings Report AOL’s First Quarter 2012 Earnings Report

AOL’s quarterly earnings are in and things aren’t looking too bad for the company. Advertising revenue is up 5% year-over-year, and diluted earning per share reached an incredible $0.22, which is much higher than experts were predicting (they predicted around …

Arianna Huffington Free to Concentrate on the Post Arianna Huffington Free to Concentrate on the Post
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For over a year Arianna Huffington has served at AOL’s many media properties as the catch all editor. She is famous as a shrewd negotiator who isn’t afraid to ruffle a few feathers. Her length of influence extended over TechCrunch, …

AOL and MyPoints Offer Users Rewards for Using their Service AOL and MyPoints Offer Users Rewards for Using their Service

They say it’s the pioneer and leader of online shopping rewards. AOL is introducing a new program they started with MyPoints. Essentially, they want to reward you for using AOL to shop and purchase merchandise. Kind of like a rewards …

Is AOL Selling the Huffington Post? [Internet Gossip] Is AOL Selling the Huffington Post? [Internet Gossip]
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There are a couple of different rumors floating around the internet news sites today. They all seem to

AOL Launches a New Video Platform: AOL On AOL Launches a New Video Platform: AOL On

AOL announced yesterday at its 2012 Digital Content NewFront event that the company has launched a new online video platform called AOL On. The platform and website will feature videos from AOL’s various entertainment and news offerings. The videos at …

Bebo CEO Levin Not Popular With Investors Bebo CEO Levin Not Popular With Investors

In June 2012, AOL sold the Bebo social network to Criterion Capital Partners. About six months later, Entrepreneur Richard Hecker, TV executive Michael Jackson, Ron Conway’s SV Angel Investmets, and Michael and Xochi Birch of MXB Holdings (also Bebo co-founders), …

AOL Sets Up Shop at First Digital Content NewsFronts AOL Sets Up Shop at First Digital Content NewsFronts

Back in February, AOL partnered with Google, Yahoo!, Microsoft, Hulu and Digitas to form “Digital Content NewsFronts,” a forum which allows members to gauge and present advance content offerings to potential investors. The DCNFs kicked off on April 19th, with …

AOL’s iPad Site is Better Than Ever AOL’s iPad Site is Better Than Ever

AOL has enhanced its iPad site in response to user feedback. Searching on the site is easier than ever because it has decided to be more consisted and adopt the search field and icons used on the AOL.com desktop site. …

AOL Power Struggle Stalls Microsoft Patent Deal AOL Power Struggle Stalls Microsoft Patent Deal

Last week one of AOL’s biggest shareholders, Starboard Value LP, sent a letter to the AOL board of directors calling of a change of direction in the way the company has been operating and making use of its assets. In …