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AOL Gets Rid Of Patch, But Keeps Minority Stake

AOL Gets Rid Of Patch, But Keeps Minority Stake

By Chris Crum January 15, 2014

AOL will continue to have a relationship with its hyperlocal news service Patch, but is relinquishing operation and majority control, as it has announced a new joint venture with Hale Global. AOL says it will contribute Patch to a new …

Download This Java Exploit Patch Now Download This Java Exploit Patch Now
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It was brought to the Internet’s attention on Monday that Java was susceptible to a pretty nasty exploit that could see a user’s PC infected with malware. It was later revealed this morning that Java knew about the exploit since …

AOL CEO Armstrong Moving Full Steam Ahead with Patch AOL CEO Armstrong Moving Full Steam Ahead with Patch

On the heels of winning a proxy showdown against a gang of grumbling shareholders yesterday, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong is punctuating his victory over that cabal of activist investors known as Starboard by pushing the very product they insisted was …

AOL’s Patch Set New Traffic, Revenue Record in May AOL’s Patch Set New Traffic, Revenue Record in May
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Despite a damaging report last month from a group of disgruntled investors that said AOL’s Patch was not a “viable business,” the service still had a good month in May as it set an all-time high for traffic and revenue. …

Is The Internet A Danger To Local News? Is The Internet A Danger To Local News?

The funeral bells have been tolling for some time now for the print industry, signifying the demise of newspapers and magazines as more and more news is generated for Internet consumption. As people continue to surround themselves with more digital …

AOL's Patch Editor Brian Farnham Resigns 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 …

Skyrim 1.5 Update Arrives for Consoles Skyrim 1.5 Update Arrives for Consoles

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Back in March, PC players received the Skyrim 1.5 update. And now, the rest of us can experience the new kill cameras and animations. Over on the Bethesda blog, they tell us that 1.5 is officially available on Xbox LIVE. …

Enormous Battlefield 3 PC Patch Is Live! Enormous Battlefield 3 PC Patch Is Live!

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The enormous Battlefield 3 patch that hit the PS3 earlier this week is now live for all PC players. The 1.6 GB update is available now and features updates that were included in the PS3 patch. They also go more …

More Pink Slips Handed Out At AOL More Pink Slips Handed Out At AOL

Looks like even more people got fired at AOL yesterday. Business Insider reports that a number of employees in the New York office marketing department were called in to meet with managers about their positions. The meetings didn’t go well. …

Skyrim 1.5 Update Officially Arrives for PC
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Last week, Bethesda released the Skyrim 1.5 update in beta. The update fixes various bugs throughout the adventure – like weapon specifics, character glitches, and minor problems with certain quests. But probably the most important and exciting thing to arrive …

New Kill Cams Coming With Skyrim Update
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I think we can all agree that Skyrim is a pretty fantastic game worthy of all the praise, including game of the year at GDC. Like with any good game, however, there are always ways to improve. Bethesda has taken …

Unofficial Patch Makes Skyrim Run Better On PCs
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Bethesda has handled the launch and post-launch upkeep of Skyrim way better than any of their previous games. By all accounts, it’s a pretty stable game without much wrong with it. There are still a few minor issues that Bethesda …

Pulse News Launches Local Feature Pulse News Launches Local Feature
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News application Pulse announced today that it’s launching Local, a new category that allows users to easily discover what’s going on around them, including news, sports, food and deals. Pulse local “will always keep you in the know.” Pulse Local …

AOL Plans to Lay Off 50 Employees AOL Plans to Lay Off 50 Employees

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 …

AOL Is Rumored to Be Scheduling Layoffs AOL Is Rumored to Be Scheduling 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 …

SWTOR: The Old Republic Update 1.1 Breaks Ilum, Players Rage
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Ah, the continuing drama of a MMORPG. If you’ve ever played (or developed) a MMO game, then you know how it’s a continuing struggle to balance and fix critical problems involving the game. SWTOR isn’t immune to these struggles, showcased …

AOL Launches Patch Deals…Yes, Another Deals Service AOL Launches Patch Deals…Yes, Another Deals Service
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Another week, another company “taking on Groupon”. This time it’s AOL – more specifically, AOL’s Patch. AOL is launching Patch Deals with a little help from American Express via its digital payment platform Serve, which will power the Patch Deals …