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AOL Redesigns Homepage to Highlight Video Content
/ April 15, 2014 2:35 pm
AOL Redesigns Homepage to Highlight Video Content

TechCrunch reports that AOL.com will be redesigning its homepage to better integrate a carousel of videos from AOL. While there were videos on AOL.com before, they weren’t highlighted in the same way. Read More

AOL Employs Rebel Against New 401(k) Policy
/ February 7, 2014 4:59 pm
AOL Employs Rebel Against New 401(k) Policy

Some AOL employees are reacting angrily to a change in their compensation package, with the Internet company deciding to match 401(k) contributions in one lump sum at the end of each year, instead of as employees contribute. In a conference call Thursday, CEO Tim Armstrong blamed the change on rising healthcare costs, citing a $7.1 million bill related to Obamacare and payments of $1 million each to two employees with 'distressed" babies. Read More

AOL to Acquire Content Personalization Company Gravity
/ January 23, 2014 4:27 pm
AOL to Acquire Content Personalization Company Gravity

AOL said on Thursday it will pay $90.7 million to acquire Gravity, a Santa Monica-based developer of "interest graphs" that let publishers personalize content based on individuals' interests, preferences and habits. Under the deal, expected to close later this quarter, AOL will pay $83 million up front, as well as an additional $7.7 million over the next two years. . Read More

Report: Yahoo Editor-In-Chief Quits Day After COO is Fired
/ January 17, 2014 2:40 pm
Report: Yahoo Editor-In-Chief Quits Day After COO is Fired

Jai Singh, the editor-in-chief of Sunnyvale-based Yahoo, has quit the company on the heels of the firing of COO Henrique De Castro, the blog re-code reported, citing sources close to the situation. The moves follow an internal memo from CEO Marissa Mayer announcing major changes at the company's media unit, which will now be directed by CMO Kathy Savitt. Singh, the former managing editor of AOL's Huffington Post Media Group, had been with Yahoo since mid-. Read More

AOL Sells Majority Stake in Patch to Hale Global
/ January 16, 2014 12:44 pm
AOL Sells Majority Stake in Patch to Hale Global

Following more than four years of unrealized expectations, AOL will sell a majority stake in hyperlocal news network Patch to turnaround specialist Hale Global. Financial terms of the deal, expected to close early in the first quarter, were not disclosed. Patch will become a new limited liability company, with AOL keeping a minority stake. The companies said they plan to re-launch Patch as "an efficient platform that allows citizens and businesses to create and share locally-themed news and content.". Read More

AOL Sells Winamp and Shoutcast Music Services to Radionomy
/ January 2, 2014 3:09 pm
AOL Sells Winamp and Shoutcast Music Services to Radionomy

Techcrunch reports that AOL is selling Winamp and Shoutcast to Radionomy, an international aggregator of online radio stations headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. Radionomy owns 6,000 stations in its catalog that anyone can use to create a channel. . Read More

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Tech Giants Urge World Leaders to Reform Government Surveillance
/ December 9, 2013 2:07 pm
Tech Giants Urge World Leaders to Reform Government Surveillance

Eight of the largest technology giants are calling for the world's governments to reform their Internet surveillance practices, with the goal of limiting their authority to collect user data, implementing checks and balances and making the process transparent. In an open letter, published on the website below as well as in newspaper ads, AOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo laid out five core "principles" in their effort, which they are labeling "Reform Government Surveillance.". Read More

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