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Mark Burnett Productions and AOL have signed a major production deal to develop a treasure hunt reality show, called “Gold Rush!” to debut on the AOL.com website. AOL CEO Jon Miller, while stroking the ends of his handlebar mustache, predicted the show will be “habit forming,” and began laughing uncontrollably.
AOL is combining with Survivor creator Mark Burnett for “Gold Rush”, a reality game that will challenge players to use clues buried in AOL Network websites to find 13 caches of gold buried around the United States.
Time Warner’s AOL recently purchased Truveo.com, a video search site that opened its virtual doors to the public in September 2005; only three months later the startup became part of AOL and may be the enabling mechanism behind its forthcoming video store.
One hand on a hoagie, the other on a mouse–it’s the Super Bowl baby, no need to hold the remote. America Online is offering a few companion features to go along with the only sports day that really matters. If you get tired of living in the present with live blogging from the game, the advertisements, and postseason fantasy football, the Web portal has glory moments of the past on file, too.
It has all the trappings of a Harlequin romance: rich older guy woos a girl who hasn’t drawn much attention, girl becomes more attractive and attracts more suitors, a new young richer guy vies for her affections, girl calls older guy and tells him he can have the ring back because, well, she’s found true love.
It’s a done deal, as Time Warner accepted the $1 billion bid from Google for a 5 percent stake in AOL, who had been poised to accept an offer from Microsoft before Google’s late push. Google gets its content provider, and AOL gets a spot in Google’s far-flung ad network.
As part of the $1 billion dollar deal with Google, AOL wants contextual ads appearing on Google’s search results to yield some space to graphical advertisements. Google has been delivering graphic ads on numerous sites throughout its network of publishers…
America Online, doing exactly what you would expect from a company connected with Time Warner, is airing a special on-demand presentation of “Earth to America!” a star-studded comedy event that aired on TBS Sunday night. The Hollywood names involved are nothing short of phenomenal, all offering a laugh in the name of environmental awareness.
How about a commercial to go with your commercial? In conjunction with the portal’s roll out of newly available classic television, AOL also announced a trial of “Hi-Q,” a free DVD-quality video service offering visitors access to movie and video game trailers and music videos to broadband users, sponsored by GM.
Two weeks ago, AOL CEO Richard Parsons dismissed speculation that his company, part of the Time Warner media empire, was in negotiations with Yahoo, MSN and/or Google. Rumours of these talks had been circulating for weeks in publications as diverse as the Wall St. Journal and Search Engine Watch.
AOL announced on Wednesday they’re adding RSS feeds to their video search engine. Video from Blastro.com, EVTV1.com, Forbes.com, GameTrailers.com, PC World, Time4Media will show up and include Transworld Skateboarding, Transworld Snowboarding and Transworld Surf.
AOL announced the addition of new RSS feeds from partners for its video search engine. The feeds will feature “optimized” video content including humor, news, technology, music, sports, and video games, available through AOL Video, AOL Search, and AOL partner Singingfish.
VoIP innovator Skype called out Microsoft, MSN and AOL as threats to their future, suggesting these companies all have real potential to do Skype harm. The VoIP company was recently purchased by eBay and has been attempting to make in-roads in to the U.S. market.
Reports are surfacing all over the place about Yahoo now wanting a piece of the AOL pie. AOL has been in negotiations with Microsoft for some time and recently, Google and Comcast a joint venture to go after a minority stake in AOL also. The real deal is that it’s all old news.
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn continues to sharpen his blade as he increases his stake at multimedia corporation Time Warner. In a fiery letter issued to the board of directors at Time Warner, Icahn blasts the board for “colossal” mistakes that started with the AOL merger, calling the merger a cardinal sin.
America Online Inc. announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire highly successful blogging network Weblogs, Inc., for an undisclosed sum. But the $2 million per year Weblogs, Inc. was rumored earlier to be going as high as $35 million.
In a move that signifies the promise and potential of the weblog, AOL is reported to be acquiring Jason Calacanis’ Weblogs Inc., for as much as $35 million. The partnership could indicate that blogging is to become a powerful medium that will blur the boundaries of mainstream traditional media and citizen journalism.
Much speculation circulated the tech industry recently after the reports surface of discussions between Time Warner and Microsoft over the future of AOL. Anxiety continues to build in Time Warner stockholder as CEO Richard Parsons tries to steer the multimedia corporation back to higher stock prices.