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Tim Armstrong: The name of the game is (still) content

In a talk hosted by The Atlantic, the AOL CEO expounds upon why he thinks a mix of free and paid content is the ultimate solution, as well as how AOL plans to delve into untapped local markets.

By October 1, 2009


A resurrection for the AOL brand?

Divisions of the company have been renamed to bring the word "AOL" back into them, according to Twitter posts coming from a massive staff meeting hosted by CEO Tim Armstrong.

By July 24, 2009


AOL's Socialthing brings streaming and sharing to Warner Bros. TV

The FriendFeed-like service will be worked into the entertainment conglomerate's digital properties so that members can share content and see what their friends are doing.

By May 5, 2009


Is Time Warner finally going to unload AOL?

It's been one of digital media's foremost will-it-or-won't-it-happen stories. But with a new CEO and Time Warner execs seeking to remove debt from the division, this could actually happen.

By April 6, 2009


A new 'Glow' for AOL's blogs? Good luck

Meet MediaGlow, the third "core business" for AOL and a much-needed overarching unit for its many blogs and content brands. But given the ad climate, is it too late?

By January 12, 2009


Celebrity gossip, Microsoft? Really?

The technology conglomerate's MSN division launches Wonderwall, a new entertainment news site that aggregates content from others. As if we didn't have enough of those already.

By February 5, 2009


Former Yahoo sales exec to head AOL's Platform-A

Greg Coleman, who left Yahoo early in 2008, will take over from acting Platform-A head Lynda Clazirio.

By February 3, 2009


AOL to lay off 700 employees

CEO Randy Falco cites deepening recession and desire to focus on core businesses as rationale for consolidation plan and 10 percent workforce reduction.

By January 28, 2009


Daily Tidbits: SearchMonkey reads Wikipedia

Yahoo adds third-party functionality such as Wikipedia summaries to its search results, with the help of its SearchMonkey platform.

By January 15, 2009