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  • AOL to feed more video, news to Microsoft's MSN October 2, 2014

    New York: AOL will provide Microsoft's MSN with more video and additional news stories from popular sites such as The Huffington Post and TechCrunch in an expansion of a deal aimed at selling more digital advertising. The arrangement announced Tuesday builds upon a partnership that AOL Inc. and Microsoft Corp. struck...
  • Google, Apple, Facebook push for limits on government surveillance December 9, 2013

    Bangalore: Eight US web giants have joined hands to start a public campaign for new limits on how governments collect user information amid concerns of growing online surveillance. The companies Google Inc, Microsoft Corp, Apple Inc, Facebook Inc, Twitter, LinkedIn Corp, Yahoo Inc and AOL Inc issued an open...
  • AOL shutting down the oncepopular Winamp media player November 21, 2013

    New Delhi: AOL announced the closure of Winamp.com and its associated web services. The services will no longer be available from December 20, 2013, said the company. The company has also made it clear that Winamp media players will no longer be available for download past Dec 20. Users can...
  • AOL to buy video ad platform for $405 million August 8, 2013

    New York: 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 dialup subscription service, also reported higherthanexpected revenue for the...
  • Internet giants deny granting 'direct access' to servers June 8, 2013

    San Francisco: Major tech companies including Apple Inc, Google and Facebook Inc on Thursday said they do not provide any government agency with "direct access" to their servers, contradicting a Washington Post report that they have granted such access under a classified data collection program. The newspaper reported that the US...
  • US agents tapping servers of leading Internet companies: Report June 8, 2013

    Washington: The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading US Internet companies, allowing investigators to examine emails, photos and other documents that can be used to track people and their contacts over time, The Washington Post reported on Thursday. The highly classified...
  • US govt monitoring internet activity of many people worldwide: Reports June 7, 2013

    Details are now emerging that the US government allegedly has been monitoring internet activity of millions of people worldwide. The Washington Post and The Guardian are reporting that the National Security Agency (NSA) and the FBI are tapping directly into the servers of nine leading Internet companies, including Microsoft, Yahoo,...
  • Google most trusted online brand in India: Survey February 25, 2013

    Mumbai: Google is the most trusted online brand in the country, with Facebook coming in at number two, says a study by Brand Trust Advisory. Yahoo has emerged as the second-most trusted search engine after Google, says the report. The survey was conducted in 16 cities, taking into consideration 19,000 unique...
  • AOL relaunches Games.com site for online games October 10, 2012

    New York:AOL relaunched Games.com, a site with more than 5,000 free games, designed to attract a large online gaming audience online and on mobile and tablet devices. AOL said Tuesday that the games are from developers and distributors such as Big Fish Games, Masque Publishing, Mochi Media and others. About 100...
  • Google to outstrip Facebook in US display ads September 20, 2012

    San Francisco: Google Inc is set to become the biggest earner in US display ads this year, taking the No. 1 rank away from Facebook Inc and cementing its dominant presence in online advertising. Google's rising clout in display ads the boxes with images and video found on websites ...
  • Facebook pays Microsoft $550 mn for AOL patents April 24, 2012

    San Francisco: Facebook will pay Microsoft Corp $550 million for hundreds of patents that originated with AOL, beefing up its intellectual property arsenal. The deal gives social network Facebook 650 patents and patent applications and license to another 275 patents and applications. It comes shortly before Facebook is expected to have...
  • Facebook pays Microsoft $ 550 mn for AOL patents April 24, 2012

    San Francisco: Facebook will pay Microsoft Corp $550 million in cash for hundreds of patents recently sold by AOL, the social networking company's latest move to bulk up its intellectual property in the wake of a lawsuit filed by Yahoo. The deal, shortly before Facebook is expected to have the largest...
  • Microsoft buys over 800 AOL patents for $1billion April 10, 2012

    Bangalore: Microsoft trumped Amazon, eBay and other tech giants with its more than $1 billion purchase of the majority of AOL Inc's patent trove. AOL said it was selling more than 800 patents related to advertising, search, ecommerce and mobile to Redmond, Washbased company, surprising investors with the size of the...
  • AOL wins, bloggers lose over HuffPo payment suit March 31, 2012

    New York: The Huffington Post doesn't have to pay bloggers for providing content for its website in part because they knew from the start they wouldn't be paid and could have taken their work elsewhere, a federal judge ruled Friday. US District Judge John Koeltl dismissed a lawsuit that bloggers filed...
  • CNN to buy Mashable for $200 mn: Report March 12, 2012

    New Delhi: According to reports, international news giant CNN, a unit of Time Warner, is in talks to acquire the social news website Mashable for $200 million. Mashable, an American news website and news blog founded by Pete Cashmore in 2005, specialises in technology and social media. However the blog...
  • Microsoft, Yahoo, AOL team up to sell ads November 9, 2011

    San Francisco: Microsoft, Yahoo and AOL are joining forces in an online advertising attack on Google and Facebook. The alliance, announced Tuesday, is designed to sell some of the lessprized ad space that Microsoft Corp. Yahoo Inc. and AOL Inc. have had trouble filling on their own. Even as they share some...
  • Yahoo, AOL Microsoft plan ad sale deal: Report September 15, 2011

    New York: Yahoo, AOL and Microsoft are joining up to sell each other's advertising inventory, according to published reports. Citing unnamed sources, the tech blog AllThingsD reported earlier Wednesday that executives from Yahoo Inc., AOL Inc. and Microsoft Corp. told Web publishers and ad buyers about the plan at a...
  • TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington leaves blog September 13, 2011

    New York: Michael Arrington, founder of the popular technology blog TechCrunch, is leaving the blog and its owner, AOL, to work on the venture capital fund he recently started. Arrington, 41, sold TechCrunch to AOL nearly a year ago. When he and AOL CEO Tim Armstrong announced the acquisition last September,...
  • AOL launches personalised magazine iPad app August 3, 2011

    San Francisco: Internet company AOL is trying to snatch a larger portion of the tablet computer audience by launching free iPad software that presents a customised, daily emagazine that draws in content from all over the Web. Called Editions, the software is similar to newsaggregating mobile apps such as Flipboard and...
  • AOL, Huffington Post sued by unpaid bloggers April 13, 2011

    New York: The Huffington Post unfairly pocketed more than $100 million from its unpaid bloggers when AOL Inc bought it in February, a lawsuit against the influential news website said on Tuesday. The lawsuit, filed in Manhattan federal court, comes two months after Arianna Huffington, cofounder of the website, sold it...
  • AOL India lays off hundreds of employees March 10, 2011

    New Delhi: AOL is in the midst of a big cut in its workforce, including those based in India, suggest media reports. Wall Street Journal's All Things Digital reports that the company is drastically cutting staff at its India unit. According to All Things Digital's sources, AOL will lay off about...
  • How HuffPo became a star and why AOL wants it February 9, 2011

    New York: Tim Armstrong has looked like the unluckiest man in media for the past year. He used to be Google's ad sales maestro, the definition of digital success. But ever since May 2009, when he took the job of turning around AOL, he has overseen abysmal earnings, wretched morale...
  • AOL to buy Huffington Post for $ 315 million February 7, 2011

    New York: Online company AOL Inc is buying highlytrafficked website Huffington Post in a $ 315 million deal that represents a big bet on the future of online news. The acquisition, which will put Huffington Post cofounder Arianna Huffington in charge of all AOL content, brings AOL an additional 25 million...
  • AOL mulls breakup, then merger with Yahoo December 7, 2010

    New York: AOL Inc is actively exploring a breakup of the company in a complicated series of transactions that may lead to a merger with Yahoo Inc, sources close to the plans told Reuters. AOL has not yet made a formal proposal to Yahoo, these people say. Shares of AOL rose 1.5...
  • AOL to buy tech blog TechCrunch September 29, 2010

    San Francisco: AOL Inc. said Tuesday that it will buy technology blog TechCrunch and its sister sites for an undisclosed amount in a bid to expand its news production. AOL CEO Tim Armstrong and TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington made the announcement onstage at TechCrunch's Disrupt conference in San Francisco. They signed...
  • AOL launches online advertising system September 28, 2010

    New York: AOL Inc launched a new online advertising system that it hopes will transform the way advertisers reach consumers on the Internet, its top executive told Reuters on Monday. AOL launched "Project Devil," a system that offers advertisers cleaner ad formats than before and more utility like the locations of...
  • MapQuest beta version has a cleaner, simpler look June 29, 2010

    Denver: MapQuest was long the leader among websites giving people online directions, but Google Maps surpassed it in 2008. MapQuest wants those eyeballs back. Starting Tuesday, the Denverbased mapping unit of AOL Inc. is testing a fresh look with features that some might say make it look a whole lot more like...
  • AOL to sell social networking site Bebo June 17, 2010

    New York: AOL Inc will sell its Bebo social network site to private investment firm Criterion Capital Partners for an undisclosed sum, as it tries to restructure its business and deal with declining revenue. Thursday's announcement comes as AOL has been trying to streamline operations since being spun off from Time...
  • Now a Yahoo bid from former AOL CEO December 3, 2008

    New York: After a failed takeover bid by Microsoft and a partial technical collaboration with competitor Google, a former AOL chief, Jonathan Miller, is now eyeing to take over Yahoo Inc, which runs the popular internet search engine and website by the same name. The Wall Street Journal reported that Miller,...
  • Google may scrap Yahoo! deal: sources November 1, 2008

    Washington: Google Inc may decide to scrap its proposed partnership with Yahoo Inc rather than accept governmentimposed antitrust restrictions on it, according to two sources familiar with the companies' discussions. "Are they more serious about walking away? Yes. Have they decided? I'm not sure," one source said. "Yahoo wants the...