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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘AOL’

Arianna Huffington Free to Concentrate on the Post

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, MovieFone, MapQuest, and Patch.com, but with the changes at AOL, so also changes her focus on those entities. According to …

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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 credit card. It’s pretty simple, they have worked out a deal with hundreds of various online merchants and every time …

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Is AOL Selling the Huffington Post? [Internet Gossip]

There are a couple of different rumors floating around the internet news sites today. They all seem to

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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 the site can be viewed from PC’s, tablet devices, mobile devices, and connected TV’s. “AOL is a brand company. We …

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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), invested in Bebo hoping to revive new life and new directions into the platform. One thing that is important to …

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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 Hulu presenting their quality content offering to marketers in New York City – and after 13 days, the inaugural event …

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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. The site now offers a Sports News Section so fans can get keep up with Lamar Odom’s career or see …

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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 their letter they call action to help unlock the true value of AOL’s patent portfolio and licensing agreements from those …

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AOL Patterns Online Marketing Strategies After Those Used for TV

AOL will be partnering with Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings to reach their target audience more efficiently. AOL announced today that it will offer marketers guaranteed audience delivery for online video advertising by implementing Nielsen’s frequency and gross rating point (GRP) measurement to determine how well it delivered ads to the desired target. GRP is a fundamental navigational metric. It is …

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Online Empires Rise and Fall [Infographic]

This next infographic comes to us from CenturyLinkQuote.Com and it addresses the issue of the trendy nature of online empires. They layout some very interesting statistics on how long they usually stay in fashion and events that lead to or signify their downfall. It’s informative, revealing, and possibly a great predictor of future success, and/or failure. The graphic reports a …

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AOL’s Patch Editor Brian Farnham Resigns

Patch editor-in-chief Brian Farnham announced today on his blog that he’s leaving the AOL-owned local news network. Farnham’s blog post is fairly detailed, and one of the first points that he makes relates that he’ll be staying with Patch in some capacity in the future : I love Patch, and I plan on staying very connected as an active alum, …

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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 of an unnamed AOL subsidiary (some are pointing to Netscape), which allows AOL to take a loss for tax purposes. …

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