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Activist investor pushes for Yahoo-AOL merger

In an open letter to Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, the investment management firm Starboard makes its case for the oft-rumored pair-up.

By September 26, 2014

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Want the perfect smiley selfie? Carry a big silver stick

The importance of the selfie in establishing self-worth is underlined by those who choose to carry with them something called a Selfie Stick. Seeing one in real life is sobering.

By September 21, 2014

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The world rejoices: A new Kim Kardashian video game

Who needs the World Cup, when you can enjoy the seething anticipation of a video game in which Kim Kardashian comes to your rescue?

By June 19, 2014

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AOL takes heavy fire from Starboard side

Starboard Value blasts away at AOL as the hedge fund prepares for a proxy battle to replace three AOL board members.

By May 24, 2012

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AOL strikes back at Starboard Value over proxy fight

The company says that Starboard is "misleading" investors and acting in a way that is not in the best interests of the online firm.

By May 3, 2012

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Anti-hijacker trap door among loony Ig Nobel prizes

Also honored: research into the beer-goggle effect, walking on lunar water, and the probability of cows lying down.

By September 13, 2013

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A year later, AOL is heading in the right direction

After a year of activist investors and departures, Tim Armstrong has turned AOL into a well-tuned machine.

By March 10, 2013

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CEO Armstrong: No social network in AOL's future

Tim Armstrong says AOL will continue to invest in content, and he sees the possibility for a comeback of the portal concept.

By May 22, 2012

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AOL to make over $1 billion in patent sale to Microsoft

Microsoft opens up its wallet to get 800 patents and patent applications, and it also will get a non-exclusive license for the patent portfolio that AOL retains.

By April 9, 2012

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AOL's patent sell-off: A failure of nerve

AOL strikes a deal with Microsoft to sell and license hundreds of patents. The move gives AOL a nice injection of cash -- but now what, Tim Armstrong?

By April 9, 2012