All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘AOL’

Major Media Outlets Targeted In Patent Suits

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 Gannett infringe on its patent by “among other things, making using, offering for sale, selling and/or importing products and/or services …

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AOL Co-Founder Steve Case Thinks You Should Watch These 10 TED Talks

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 global movement. Choosing my favorite TED Talks after so many years was no easy task, but here goes … ” …

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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 in over three years. Subscription revenue trends saw their lowest rate of decline in over six years. Total revenue was …

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AOL Launches Alto, Its New Take On Web-Based Email

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 the same thing with your email inbox,” a spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews. “The new product is focused on …

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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 in at 1.8%. Microsoft remained flat from month to month, while Yahoo dropped by .6%. “More than 16.3 billion explicit …

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AOL Gets Into The YouTube Game, Launches 22 Channels

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 and Moviefone. “With a series of key acquisitions in the online video space in recent years, AOL has become one …

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AOL’s Entrance Rolls Augmented Reality And Entertainment Into One Impressive Package

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 the software side of things lately. They recently announced Nokia Music, a free streaming service, but a new partnership with …

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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 $600 million worth of common stock under the agreement, taking advantage of the share repurchase authorization it announced before, and …

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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 million stock repurchase program, and AOL reaffirmed its commitment to returning $1.1 billion to shareholders by the end of the …

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AOL Redesigns Mail, Talks About Email’s Evolution

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 do you think of the redesign? DId you use it at one time? What made you stop? What do you …

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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 for the fifth consecutive quarter at a rate of 6%. It grew 9% year-over-year. Interestingly, search and contextual revenue saw …

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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. They are reorganizing the company, and from here on out, they will function as three distinct operating units. The three …

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