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…

IAB Opens Pubic Comment On OpenDirect Spec

AOL, Microsoft, Yahoo, and Yieldex have worked together on the new OpenDirect technical specification for programmatic ad sales, and have provided an early version to the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), who has opened up public comment on it. Comments will…

AOL Extends Publicis Partnership Into Programmatic Video, Linear TV

At Advertising Week in New York City, AOL and Publicis Groupe announced an expansion of their six-year partnership into programmatic video and linear TV advertising. As a result, VivaKi and all agencies inside of Publicis Groupe will gain access to…

AOL Launches BBG Fund Focused On Women-Led Tech Start-Ups

AOL announced a new venture fund focused on early stage investments in women-led consumer internet start-ups, and appointed Susan Lyne to run it. It’s called the BBG Fund. The BBG Fund will make seed and Series A investments, focusing on…

AOL Sees 6th Consecutive Quarter Of Revenue Growth

AOL just released its Q2 earnings report with its sixth consecutive quarter of revenue and adjusted OIBDA growth. Total revenue grew 12% year-over-year. The company attributes this to accelerated global advertising revenue, which grew 20% year-over-year. The company saw 60%…