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AOL rolls out new platform in bid to become digital ad hub

Thursday, March 27, 2014 | More »

AOL Inc on Wednesday unveiled a new advertising platform aimed at changing the media buying process for digital advertising by becoming a one-stop shop. The new platform, dubbed One, will knit together AOL’s various ad technology offerings like its recent acquisition of Adap.TV, an electronic ...


AOL to acquire firm that personalises content for $83M

AOL Inc has agreed to buy Gravity, a company that tailors content according to the reader’s interest, for $83 million, a move to help better target advertising the company said on Thursday. AOL, which is already part of Gravity’s network, said it will use its technology across its own pr...

24 January, 2014 | More »


AOL sells majority stake in loss-making local news websites network Patch

AOL Inc is handing majority ownership of Patch, a money-losing network of local news websites, to New York investment firm and turnaround specialist Hale Global in a joint venture announced by the companies on Wednesday. AOL will transfer Patch to a new limited liability company run by Hale Global. ...

16 January, 2014 | More »

Jon Brod

Former AOL executive launches Snapchat-like app for professionals

Former AOL executive Jon Brod launched on Wednesday an app aimed at professionals who can send private messages that disappear once they are read. The new company Confide takes a page from the highly popular Snapchat, the mobile app embraced by teens that allows users to exchange fleeting photos and...

9 January, 2014 | More »


AOL banks on HuffPost to turn profitable next year

It’s the holiday season and Arianna Huffington, the influential woman behind the popular news website that bears her name, is busy buying sweaters – some 700 of them – as gifts to her employees. From brands like J.Crew and White + Warren, the sweaters are placed at the desks of The...

24 December, 2013 | More »


AOL to buy video ad platform for $405M

AOL Inc  said on Wednesday it would buy Adap.tv, an electronic trading platform that helps companies advertise on video websites, for $405 million in its biggest acquisition under CEO Tim Armstrong. AOL, which is trying to rely less on its dial-up subscription service, also reported higher-than-exp...

8 August, 2013 | More »


AOL ad sales boost third quarter profits

AOL Inc reported higher-than-expected revenue and profit on the strongest advertising growth the company has seen in seven years. AOL said on Tuesday that third-quarter revenue was flat at $531.7 million, ahead of the analysts’ average estimate of $521.6 million, according to Thomson Reuters ...

7 November, 2012 | More »

An education in tech reunions

The three letters AOL have become for many a shorthand for hubris. At the height of the dotcom boom, the company that got America online bought Time Warner’s venerable magazine and movie studio brands for stock. Soon after, it was unravelling in a spectacular clash of cultures. “In certain res...

19 July, 2012 | More »

AOL comes out fighting against sceptics

Tim Armstrong was three weeks into his job as chief executive of AOL in 2009 when the head of one of the largest media buying companies walked up to him at a conference, handed him a bag of marbles and asked: “Have you lost these?” The implication was that Mr Armstrong had lost his mind [&hellip...

17 July, 2012 | More »

Yahoo reports theft of 400,000 accounts; Breach puts users of other sites at risk

More than 400,000 Yahoo Inc user names and passwords were stolen and published on the Web, putting other websites at risk as well, after hackers exploited a vulnerability in Yahoo’s computer systems. Some logins for Google Inc, AOL Inc and Microsoft Corp services were among those compromised....

13 July, 2012 | More »

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