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Time Warner Preparing To Split, Sell AOL

Time Warner may or may not want to get rid of AOL, according to a new report.  It’s taken some preparatory steps towards a sale, however, and figured out how the unit could be split up and unloaded as two different pieces.

Microsoft & Yahoo Trying To Get Time Warner On Their Side

You’ve heard said "keep your friends close, but your enemies closer," now Yahoo wants to test the boundaries of that maxim to the full.

Internet Providers To Block Child Porn Sites
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Verizon, Sprint and Time Warner Cable have reached an agreement with New York officials to ban access to child pornography.

Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said the Internet service providers will block access to child pornography newsgroups and remove the content from their servers.

The agreements will affect customers in New York and in the rest of the country. Talks are ongoing to get other Internet service providers to adopt the same policy.

Meter’s Running In Time Warner Test
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Beaumont, TX, earned the distinction of being the testing ground for metered Internet service for the heaviest users of network capacity.

Busted: Eight Ex-AOL Execs Charged With Ad Revenue Fraud
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Former AOL Time Warner CFO John Michael Kelly and seven other people were charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission with causing the overstatement of ad revenue by over a billion dollars.

Gossip Girl, March Madness, And CBS Confusion
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CBS fared better on an ad revenue per person basis for its NCAA basketball tournament delivery online than on TV. So why is Gossip Girl being dragged offline for viewing only on the CW Network, partly owned by CBS?

Time Warner To Divide AOL Internet Business

Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes said today that the company plans to divide AOL’s Internet access business and its ad-supported audience business, which includes AOL’s online services and content.

Jeffrey Bewkes

ComScore on Search Engine Rankings for December

comScore, a leader in measuring the digital world, has released its monthly comScore qSearch analysis of the search marketplace for December 2007.

Among core search engines in December 2007, Google Sites remained the top search property with 5.6 billion core searches conducted, representing a 58.4 percent share of the search market.


December U.S. Core Search Rankings

Google Slides a Bit in December

ComScore today released their numbers for December 2007 and Google took a bit of a slide. Here’s what happened in December:

comScore’s US Consumer Activity Analysis
comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), today released its monthly analysis of U.S. consumer activity at top online properties for December 2007 from the comScore Media Metrix service.


November Search Share: Google Still Tops

Fewer queries entering search engines in a soft November didn’t hurt Google’s market share, but Yahoo and Ask gave up a little bit.

Links for November 2nd

I know you’ve missed it, so here it is—Linky! Goodness! Linky! Goodness!

AOL Launches BlueString

AOL has launched a beta version of BlueString, a free Web site that allows users to upload, store, manage, create and share digital media.

Not All Goodmail Partners Have A Whitelist
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Goodmail Systems announced last week that four major Internet service providers will be adding CertifiedEmail to their repertoire of email filters. The sweeping partnerships give Goodmail automatic access to some 65 percent of US inboxes.

Google, YouTube Developing Video Filter
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Google may have found a way to duck the umpteen lawsuits YouTube is facing – the company is developing its very own video identification technology to flag copyrighted content.  What’s more, the system will be tested in cooperation with Time Warner and Disney.

AOL’s Plan Working

AOL changed their strategy last year by shifting from a subscription-based service to offering most of their services and content for free. In doing so they focused their energies on advertising.

Once the largest Internet provider they now have 12 million subscribers, trailing Comcast who has 12. 1 million and AT&T who is the biggest provider with 12.9 million customers.

Time Warner To AOL: See Ya?

AOL may be ready to be sold or otherwise separated from the Time Warner corporate apparatus, and one potential purchaser springs to mind immediately (Hi Google.)

Time Warner, Others To Pay $23M Settlement

Accusations of fraud and improper accounting practices at AOL led to lawsuits against Time Warner in 2004 because of their effect on pension and investment funds in Pennsylvania.