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The Yahoo TV Dreams Are A Real Head-Scratcher

Yahoo's TV Dreams Are A Real Head-Scratcher
by Forbes
These are strange days we’re living in, when every actor in Hollywood wants to be an angel investor in startups, and every tech company feels like it needs to be making Hollywood-style entertainment. Yahoo ... Read more Apr 8 2014, 1:30am CDT
 

AOL's Tim Armstrong: Getting the Job Done despite some Gaffes

AOL's Tim Armstrong:  Getting the Job Done despite some Gaffes
by Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — You've got gaffes. AOL chief executive Tim Armstrong isn't one to mince words. Over the weekend, he apologized for insensitive comments and backtracked from an unpopular plan to pay matching 401(k)... Read more Feb 12 2014, 3:10pm CST
 

AOL's Dilemma: Turn-around or Benefits?

AOL's Dilemma: Turn-around or Benefits?
by Forbes
For someone who came up through sales, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong sure seems to put his foot in his mouth a lot. He is in a firestorm of controversy over seeming to blame a recent 401(k) (retirement) benefit cut on the... Read more Feb 11 2014, 3:18am CST
 

AOL Distressed Babies Remark Regretted by CEO

AOL Distressed Babies Remark Regretted by CEO
by Sumayah Aamir
The CEO of AOL, Tim Armstrong has regretted his offhand remark about distressed babies. The changes in employee benefits that he had decided upon backfired. This occurred after one of the company’s staff members went on... Read more Feb 10 2014, 7:14am CST
 

AOL hands over Patch operations to investment firm

by Associated Press
AOL hands over operations of troubled local-news division Patch to turnaround firm NEW YORK (AP) — AOL is handing over operations of its troubled local-news business, Patch. The Internet... Read more Jan 15 2014, 5:21pm CST
 

AOL Hands Off Patch To Turnaround Firm Hale Global

AOL Hands Off Patch To Turnaround Firm Hale Global
by Forbes
This is the way the saga of Patch and AOL ends: Not with a bang, nor with a whimper, but with a “Huh?” Pressed to find a buyer or partner for his beloved network of community news sites, AOL chairman Tim Armstrong has... Read more Jan 15 2014, 5:21pm CST
 

Yahoo To $40 And Now Beyond

Yahoo To $40 And Now Beyond
by Forbes
A little over a year ago here in Forbes, I wrote a post about how Yahoo! was going to go to $40 by the end of 2013. It turns out that was a very accurate call, as the stock now trades slightly above the $40 level. I... Read more Dec 29 2013, 1:06pm CST
 

Internet Giants Jointly Urge Government to Reform Surveillance Policy

Internet Giants Jointly Urge Government to Reform Surveillance Policy
by Sumayah Aamir
About eight Internet giants jointly urged the US government to reform its surveillance policy. After Edward Snowden’s whistle blowing activities and the NSA/PRISM scandal, this is the least the Obama administration can... Read more Dec 9 2013, 8:35am CST
 

Winamp is Shutting Down Next Month

Winamp Shutting Down Next Month
by Sumayah Aamir
Winamp media player and its associated web services are shutting down on December 20th, 2013 after remaining in operation for a time period of 15 years. AOL bought Winamp for over $80 million in June of 1999. Read more Nov 21 2013, 1:48am CST
 

AOL to Acquire Video Advertising Platform Adap.tv for Massive $405 Million

AOL to Acquire Video Advertising Platform Adap.tv for Massive $405 Million
by Sumayah Aamir
AOL has just made a big purchase. It is to acquire Adap.tv for massive $405 million out of which $322 million is paid in cash and approximately $83 million in AOL common stock. This step came about due to the efforts of... Read more Aug 7 2013, 9:38am CDT
 

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