Marc Benioff: ‘Office Mandates Are Never Going to Work’

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has weighed in on return-to-office mandates, proclaiming they “are never going to work.”

From the Ashes: Yahoo Is Back!

One of the oldest internet companies is once again under its own name, as Yahoo is no longer part of Verizon.

Verizon Media Sold to Apollo Funds

Following reports Verizon was exploring a sale of Yahoo and AOL, its Verizon Media business is being sold to Apollo Funds.

Verizon May Sell Yahoo and AOL Assets

Verizon is looking to sell Yahoo and AOL assets, as it pivots away from the digital media business it spent billions to enter.

BuzzFeed Acquires HuffPost, Strikes Strategic Partnership With Verizon

BuzzFeed has acquired HuffPost from Verizon, while striking a strategic partnership that will see Verizon become a minority stakeholder in BuzzFeed.

Direct to Consumer is a Fundamental Platform Shift, Says Tim Armstrong

Direct to Consumer, or DTC, is a fundamental platform shift, according to former AOL and Verizon digital properties CEO Tim Armstrong. “There have been a couple times in my career where there has been what is basically a fundamental platform shift,” noted Armstrong. “I felt like direct-to-consumer was something that was going to be a platform shift.”

Jason Calacanis: This Could Be Facebook’s AOL Peak, Their Yahoo Peak

Internet entrepreneur and investor Jason Calacanis says that Facebook may go the way of AOL and Yahoo. “This could be, it’s possible, maybe not probable but possible, this could be their AOL peak, their Yahoo peak,” said Calacanis.

Steve Case: Facebook Needs to Pivot and Recognize They’re Not in the Garage Anymore

AOL co-founder Steve Case says that Facebook needs to pivot and recognize that they are not in the garage anymore. Case sees some of this as a backlash against big tech, which he predicted a few years ago in his book the Third Wave.

The Education Technology Revolution is Still on its Way

AOL founder and internet visionary Steve Case in his new book, “The Third Wave” says that the Education Revolution will be: More personal. More Individualized. More data-driven. Even though there have been many technological solutions that fit the spirit of…

AOL Announces ONE by AOL: Publishers

At the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s Annual Leadership Meeting, AOL announced the launch of ONE by AOL: Publishers bringing together the company’s content and distribution capabilities. The company says the offering will simplify “an overly complex ecosystem and provide holistic, tailored…

AOL Makes Programmatic Ad Deal With A+E Networks

AOL announced that it has formed a new programmatic and publisher solutions partnership with A+E Networks that will enable the latter to leverage AOL’s programmatic platform as a publisher and as an advertisers. AOL describes it as a first of…

Verizon’s AOL Is Acquiring Millennial Media

AOL, which as a reminder, is now owned by Verizon, announced on Thursday that it has entered agreement to acquire mobile ad platform Millennial Media. It’s paying $1.75/share, which comes to roughly $238 million. AOL says it will use Millennial…

Def Leppard Will Share a Stage With Donald Trump in Iowa

When Def Leppard takes the stage at the Iowa State Fair next month, they will be introduced and welcomed by none other than Donald Trump. Def Leppard is touring with classic rock acts Styx and Tesla, who will also be…

What Marketers Should Know About The AOL-Bing Deal

Microsoft and AOL announced a major agreement which sees AOL assuming management and sales responsibilities for all of Microsoft’s display, mobile, and video ad inventory across the U.S., U.K., Canada, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Japan. AOL will run…

Verizon Now Officially Owns AOL

Verizon announced on Tuesday that it has already completed its acquisition of AOL. That didn’t take long, did it? The $4.4 billion deal was only announced last month. Now, Verizon says it has successfully completed its tender offer to purchase…

Will AOL Get Rid Of The Huffington Post Under Verizon?

If you’ve been on the internet today, you probably know that Verizon is acquiring AOL, pending regulatory approval and closing conditions. While the announcement made no claims that AOL’s content properties would be spun off, reports at Re/code have suggested…

Verizon Is Buying AOL For $4.4 Billion

Verizon announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire AOL for $50 per share, in a deal valued at roughly $4.4 billion. Verizon is painting the acquisition as a “significant step in building digital and video platforms to drive…

90s Facebook Ad Is Hilarious Parody of Early AOL Ad

If Facebook would have come around in the mid-90s, you would’ve been burning through free trial discs like Fruit by the Foot. I know I would’ve. From comedian Brent Weinbach comes this damn-near-perfect parody of those old internet ads –…

AOL Acquires Video Platform Vidible

AOL announced that it has acquired video management and exchange platform Vidible to expand its global scale in video distribution, discovery, and management. More specifically, AOL says the pick-up enables it to expand its video stack with new video content…

AOL Earnings Released, Revenue Up 12%

AOL just released its Q3 earnings report with total revenue growth of 12% year-over-year thanks to strong global advertising growth. This was the company’s seventh consecutive quarter of revenue growth. It grew its domestic multi-platform unique visitors by 14% from…