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AOL ropes partnership, new ad boss from Publicis

The Internet media giant hires Bob Lord from ad agency Publicis Groupe, but there's no hard feelings -- it also strikes a partnership with Publicis for live video and Web ads across multiple screens.

By Jul. 19, 2013


Publicis Groupe to buy Microsoft's Razorfish

Deal for Internet ad agency includes agreement to buy display and search advertising from Microsoft for five years.

By Aug. 9, 2009


AOL.com rejiggers site with video front and center

The foundation is AOL's network of video partnerships with the likes of ESPN and Vogue and its focus on becoming a video-ad powerhouse.

By Apr. 15, 2014


AOL chief snaps up video-ad biz in his biggest deal yet

The company, coming into its own as an ad-driven digital-media firm, plans its biggest takeover since Tim Armstrong assumed command: the $405 million purchase of video-ad marketplace Adap.tv.

By Aug. 7, 2013


Twitter reportedly bags huge payday with 'milestone' ad deal

It's a big deal -- a really big deal, according to a published report -- and one which undergirds the pitch the social media giant has been making to advertisers.

By Apr. 22, 2013


Google sells search marketing group

The search giant planned to sell off its Performics group, and now it's found a buyer: French firm Publicis Groupe.

By Aug. 6, 2008


CNET News Daily Podcast: Trim gets shortened

On Monday's podcast: a URL shortener goes offline. Also, in online news, check deposits, General Motors, and the British military. Plus, Microsoft charges for what had been free, and more.

By Aug. 10, 2009


Will Google take to the streets with its own retail stores?

Google is establishing some "zones" in Best Buy and a few other outlets, buy it may end up being compelled to follow Apple and Microsoft with a chain of retail stores worldwide.

By Jul. 13, 2012


Omax wide-angle lens ad supports voyeurism

A series of advertisements offer a humorous take on gender stereotyping while offering an alternative use for wide-angle optics.

By Aug. 11, 2009


Report: Microsoft to cut Razorfish loose

The tech titan is reportedly looking for a buyer for its Internet ad agency, which it acquired in 2007 as part of its $6 billion Aquantive takeover.

By Jun. 28, 2009