All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘AOL’

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 layoffs are expected to occur within the next few weeks. AOL’s revenue has fallen over the years as its internet …

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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 recent in a slew of such departures). The company’s Engadget property lost its editorial director as well (some its prominent …

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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 to have cost-cutting measures in place, when it comes time to explain themselves. It has been suggested that AOL will …

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Michael Arrington: Arianna Huffington Is A Touchy Psychopath

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 He’s been replaced by Eric Eldon, who says that his plan is to “build on the best of what the site has been over the years.” When the news broke on TechCrunch, …

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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. The TechCrunch editor title has now gone to Eric Eldon. Eldon and fellow TechCruncher Alexia Tsotsis wrote a joint post …

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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 a previous letter from Starboard in December, when the shareholder blasted the company’s content strategy. Here’s the new StarBoard letter …

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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 on TechCrunch as it stands today. It still has writers that deserve the respect of being taken seriously. Some of …

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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 invitation-only. “We’re really looking forward to meeting with our clients in May, to talk about brand building opportunities across Google …

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AOL’s New iPad Optimized Site Goes Live

AOL has announced the launch of a new iPad-optimized version of their site today. The site is designed to take advantage of the iPad’s touch screen and to provide iPad users with easy access to AOL’s content and services. The new page, which was announced on AOL’s blog this morning, incorporates touch gestures like tapping and swiping to browse content. …

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Yahoo Right Media Exchange To Show AOL Inventory

Yahoo and AOL announced a partnership where AOL will use Yahoo’s Right Media Exchange to provide access to AOL inventory as part of the display ad agreements announced last year. “The inventory AOL makes available under the display advertising agreement will be surfaced through RMX across the U.S. and Canada,” a representative tells WebProNews. “The overall agreement aims to improve …

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AOL’s Tim Armstrong On: Project Devil, Patches’ Success & TechCrunch “Chaos”

Following up with their company’s financial earnings being released this morning, Tim Armstrong, AOL CEO and Chairman, and Arte Minson, AOL CFO, took some time this morning to conduct a Q&A with the media about the implications of the Q4 2011 report and to speculate on what AOL hopes to accomplish in 2012. Armstrong spoke at length about AOL’s marketing …

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AOL Releases Q4 2011 Earnings

AOL released their financial earnings for the fourth quarter of the 2011 financial year this morning and initial reviews seem to be more positive than negative for the media company. It announced that their shares are up $0.23 and revenue exceeded Wall Street’s expectations at $571.9 million; Wall Street had anticipated the shares would be $0.17 revenue to be slightly …

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