After being attached to media parent Time Warner for nine years, is the company that introduced millions of Americans to the Internet still a technology company?
AOL is now funding seven hundred Patch.com local news sites in nineteen states and the District of Columbia, writes Ken Auletta in The New Yorker today, and also Read More
The LA Times published a softball appraisal of AOL glocal news behemoth Patch this weekend, which attributes the site’s take-off to the recruitment of “seasoned news veterans.”
Patch’s first round of hires were fresh journalism school graduates who quickly burned out or turned over, James Rainey reports. Three South California-area Patch editors quit less Read More
TV on the Internet
Since departing NBC last year after a string of failures, former network co-chairman Ben Silverman was brought on by Barry Diller to fulfill a similar role for IAC. It is called Electus and it is a “next generation studio.”
Yesterday, Electus launched an online-only morning show for AOL. Called “AOL Daybreak,” the show Read More
Approximately 650 Yahoo employees may be losing their jobs. The reports of impending layoffs come amid rumors that the search engine giant and content provider may merge with AOL.
Techcrunch first broke the news in a post that said the company would be giving the axe to about 20 percent of their staff, or Read More
AOL Inc. announced today that Jon Dube, who oversaw content and operations at ABCNews.com, will be stepping into the general manager position at AOL’s journalistic arm.
His official title will be “Senior Vice President and General Manager, AOL News & Information.”
“I believe AOL is better positioned than any other company today to marry Read More
Winner of the Week: Yoko Ono, who seems to be on a campaign to be the hipster set’s Betty White, is everywhere. Her works are on view at MoMA, on the Las Vegas strip, and Lady Gaga joined her onstage in L.A. last weekend at a sold-out concert of the Plastic Ono Band.
Loser: Gallerygoers, Read More
Eleven of the nation’s largest online publishers — including Yahoo, AOL, News Corp. and The New York Times Co — have explained to the House Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus why, try as they might, they can’t keep unwanted tracking software from following their readers around and targeting them with ads.
“[T]hey say that eliminating tracking is Read More
AOL has officially purchased Techcrunch. The media giant has been eyeing the indie blog since as far back as 2008. But a quick look at AOL’s recent slide in covering the tech sector shows why it finally sealed the deal.
A year ago Endgadget and Gizmodo, the respective tech blogs of AOL and Gawker, Read More
This morning brought the announcement that AOL will purchase NY based video firm 5min. The price of the acquistion is still unknown, although for what it’s worth, Peter Kafka at All Things D just tweeted it was likely $65 million.
5min started life in 2007 as a hub for instructional videos, but there were Read More
The Post reports today that Facebook and AOL are “quietly discussing” an alliance to boost online ad sales. “Think of Tim Armstrong’s former role running ad sales for Google and think of where Facebook needs help,” one source told the paper.
As Facebook’s 500 million friends inlcude everyone we know plus Read More