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Microsoft’s New AOL Patents Could Help Combat Google Maps Microsoft’s New AOL Patents Could Help Combat Google Maps

With Microsoft recently acquiring about 800 of AOL’s patents, it has been speculated that the software giant might have just upped its ante against Google Maps. The $1.056 billion deal also got Microsoft pending patent applications, and also included shares …

AOL Cuts Costs by Unplugging Servers AOL Cuts Costs by Unplugging Servers

AOL has been in competition to save energy and introduce more efficient IT solutions. Uptime Institute, the sponsor of the race, has announced that AOL the winner, followed by NBC Universal, in the contest. The point of the competition was …

AOL Sells Patents To Microsoft for $1.1 Billion [Update] AOL Sells Patents To Microsoft for $1.1 Billion [Update]

AOL has decided to sell over 800 patents to Microsoft in a $1.1 million deal. Part of the deal includes non-exclusive rights to over 300 other advertising and technology patents as well. There is no word on exactly why AOL …

AOL CEO Tim Armstrong Signs Four Year Deal AOL CEO Tim Armstrong Signs Four Year Deal

Starting March 29th 2012 AOL CEO Tim Armstrong begins a new four year contract. Approved on the 28th by the compensation committee, Armstrong will be entitled to a $1 million annual salary plus bonuses which could reach to two times …

What The U.S. Search Market’s Been Up To Since 2008 [Infographic] What The U.S. Search Market’s Been Up To Since 2008 [Infographic]

On the Web, search is king. Even though a new Google Consumer Survey found that only 1 in 5 Americans knows what SEO is, just about everybody in the Web content industry not only knows about search engine optimization, but …

More Pink Slips Handed Out At AOL More Pink Slips Handed Out At AOL

Looks like even more people got fired at AOL yesterday. Business Insider reports that a number of employees in the New York office marketing department were called in to meet with managers about their positions. The meetings didn’t go well. …

AOL Launches Ad Tech DSP: They’re Back! AOL Launches Ad Tech DSP: They’re Back!

AOL used to be heavily invested in advertising technology, but that was a long time ago and they were replaced with the likes of Google and other current industry giants. Still struggling to stay afloat, they are set to launch …

AOL Acquires Photo-Sharing App Hipster AOL Acquires Photo-Sharing App Hipster

AOL has just struck a deal with Hipster, a relatively new photo-sharing company, to acquire their local app. Hipster’s intimate five-person team will be working with the AOL mobile team out of Palo Alto. The year-old company raised considerable interest …

Microsoft, Yahoo, AOL Ad Deal Goes Into Effect Microsoft, Yahoo, AOL Ad Deal Goes Into Effect
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In November, Microsoft, Yahoo and AOL announced an ad partnership, which the trio said would benefit advertisers, agencies and publishers by providing “more efficient access to premium online ad inventory”. The agreements among the companies would enable the ad networks …

Google Restores AIM Google Restores AIM

Google and AOL were able to restore the inoperability between their two instant messenger clients, over two weeks after a spam flood on AIM began to affected Gmail Chat and Google Talk. AOL initially thought that the repairs would be …

MapQuest Vibe Gaming, Search Features Launch At SXSW MapQuest Vibe Gaming, Search Features Launch At SXSW

AOL’s MapQuest announced the launch of some new features for its MapQuest Vibe product (web and iPhone), bringing a gaming element to it. That includes check-ins, “neighborhood influence,” which lets users share votes, comments and check-ins across Facebook, Foursquare and …

AOL’s AdTech Launches New Mobile SDK AOL’s AdTech Launches New Mobile SDK

Advertising.com’s AdTech (owned by AOL) has launched a new mobile software developer kit, which the company says is the first of its kind to comply with the IAB’s rich media standard MRAID 2.0. MRAID, which stands for Mobile Rich Media …

Rush Limbaugh Continues To Lose Advertisers
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Earlier today, AOL announced that they were among the several companies that would no longer advertise on Rush Limbaugh’s syndicated radio show. The exodus comes on the tails of Limbaugh’s comments last week that Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke was …

AOL To Cut 50 Jobs AOL To Cut 50 Jobs

According to the Wall Street Journal, AOL plans to cut up to 50 jobs from it’s AIM unit. AIM is best known for its Instant Messanger service. Among those being cut is vice president of AIM products, Jason Shellen. The …

Kerry Trainor Leaving AOL Kerry Trainor Leaving AOL

Kerry Trainor is leaving AOL. It seems like a whole lot of the news related to AOL these days is about people leaving the company. We recently reported on some prominent departures from the company’s TechCrunch property (only the most …

AOL Rumored to Plan Layoffs AOL Rumored to Plan Layoffs

AOL is rumored to be planning to lay off hundreds of its employees next week. According to Pando Daily, their source on the matter is legitimate. Allegedly, AOL might possibly be set to disappoint investors this quarter, and would like …

Michael Arrington: Arianna Huffington Is A Touchy Psychopath Michael Arrington: Arianna Huffington Is A Touchy Psychopath
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TechCrunch has been leaking writers for some time now, and yesterday the leak moved up the food chain as the site’s Editor in Chief Erick Schonfeld stepped down. He’s been replaced by Eric Eldon, who says that his plan is …

TechCrunch Loses Yet Another – This Time, It’s The Editor TechCrunch Loses Yet Another – This Time, It’s The Editor

The transition at AOL’s TechCrunch continues as editor Erick Schonfeld has stepped down. This is just the latest in a series of pre-AOL acquisition TechCrunchers leaving. Some have banded together at the site PandoDaily. More on all of that here. …

Big AOL Shareholder Starboard Wants New AOL Board, AOL Not So Much Big AOL Shareholder Starboard Wants New AOL Board, AOL Not So Much

Starboard, one of AOL’s biggest shareholders (5.2%) is apparently unhappy with AOL’s current board, and wrote a letter to the company nominating five new board members. AOL disagrees with Starboard’s assessment that these changes are needed. The whole thing follows …

TechCrunch Sheds Another Of Its Old School Writers TechCrunch Sheds Another Of Its Old School Writers

After AOL acquired TechCrunch, the popular tech blog started going through a lot of changes. They weren’t all immediately noticeable, but it didn’t take too long for things to be very publicly coming apart at the seams. That’s no slight …

Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, AOL, Hulu & Digitas Partner On “Digital Content NewsFronts” Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, AOL, Hulu & Digitas Partner On “Digital Content NewsFronts”

Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, AOL, Hulu and Digitas are partnering on “Digital Content NewFronts“. During a two-week period from April 19th to May 2nd, each partner will host an independent event in NYC to connect brands with content. The events are …