All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘AOL’
By now, most people in the search engine biz know about Microsoft’s discussions with Time Warner over the future of AOL. In the original article by the New York Post, the newspaper also mentioned both Time Warner had talked to both Google and Yahoo but Microsoft was their primary choice.
Yesterday, the New York Post ran a story about Microsoft getting in on some AOL action. They reported Time-Warner was currently in advanced talks with the software leviathan over becoming equal partners in the entity known as AOL. Naturally, in the search world media, speculation flew fast and furious.
Right now the big search news is Google’s second stock offering in which they sold over 1.4 million shares of stock at $295 a share for around $4.2 billion. That’s a lot of money. There’s another story floating though that might be bigger and that’s the negotiations of TimeWarner with Microsoft for AOL.
AOL remains busy getting into the TV business. They just announced their reality TV show and now they’ve announced they will be carrying the Tulane versus Mississippi State while running a telethon to raise money for youth sports programs in areas hit by Hurricane Katrina.
Hurricane Katrina made landfall at Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, at approximately 7:10 a.m. EDT on Aug. 29, 2005.
One car, fifty people. That’s America Online co-founder Steve Case’s vision as his Washington-based investment firm, Revolution LLC, acquires Flexcar, an urban car-sharing service. The company hopes to provide 20,000 cars to 1 million people by 2010. Lee Iacocca says “Fo shizzle”.
Now here’s an interesting trick. How do you simultaneously illustrate exactly which business practices not to do and yet remain the world’s largest Internet provider and 4th most popular search portal? Maybe it’s a combination of being fathered by Time Warner, aggressive direct CD-to-drink-coaster marketing, seduction of the pre-teen masses, AND according to the latest news, not letting anybody cancel their overpriced Internet service.
As part of an initiative to expedite the use of America Online services on mobile phones, the world’s largest Internet provider announced the acquisition of Wildseed Ltd., a privately held wireless technology company based in Kirkland, Washington, for an undisclosed sum.
America Online said they purchased the online storage firm Xdrive for an undisclosed sum. The move was made to help meet the expanding needs of consumer who’s need for information storage continues to grow with the addition of photos, music and lots of other files, a number of which take up a fair amount of space.
Space shuttle news remains hot and heavy in the news with thousands upon thousands of stories about the trials and tribulations of the Discovery’s current mission. One significant angle not mentioned much so far is the Internet coverage of the launch.
America Online (AOL) announced a new mobile search service for mobile phones on Wednesday. The news release said the AOL division of Time Warner is testing a new suite of services that give users access to Search, Pinpoint Shopping and AOL Yellow Pages.
Many eyes right watch NASA and the Discovery as they work to resolve the fuel sensor problem and get the shuttle back in the sky. A best-case scenario would be Sunday but more likely it will be later in the week. Certainly less dramatic but certainly work mentioning is the fact that some eyes will be able to watch the mission in an entirely new way, over the Internet.
Another option for fantasy football fans launches from AOL, which hopes to capitalize on fantasy popularity.
One of the features being added to search engines is the ability to take a query and provide more than just the standard search results as a response. A number of engines have introduced options that allow users to receive specific answers when they enter a query about a certain subject.
Many of you have probably already read some of the many articles about the latest release of Yahoo messenger which incorporates VoIP..
Netscape 8 may have hit another snag in the one time browsing giant’s effort to move back into the market place. Microsoft reported the browser doesn’t work the XML function of Internet Explorer (IE). Microsoft is telling people not to fool with Netscape 8.
America Online today announced a major new initiative to combat “phishing” — the practice of using fraudulent e-mail and fake web sites to solicit sensitive personal information from users.
America Online, Inc., the world’s leading interactive services company, today announced that it has launched the AOL Enterprise Federation Partner (EFP) program to help communities of at-work instant messaging users connect and communicate in real time.
An AOL representive responded today to a Steve Rubel post criticizing new TOS terms via a comment in his Micro Persuasion blog.
If searches on AOL Search are any indication of who’ll be collecting an Oscar on February 27, then online consumers have cast their votes for Johnny Depp (Best Actor), Hilary Swank (Best Actress) and Million Dollar Baby (Best Picture) to win trophies in their respective categories.
The NY Times reports that Primedia Inc has put About.com up for sale and final bids for the web site are due on Tuesday.
February has come in like a lion with a multitude of major announcements from several major players in the past 48-hours.
America Online is offering a beta version of their desktop search utility, which is powered by Copernic. This download is available to all AOL members. The AOL/Copernic partnership also indicates that desktop search has become another hot spot for search developers.