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AOL to trim staff; Yahoo looks to grow

America Online gets ready for more layoffs, a source says. Meanwhile, Yahoo taps an ex-TV exec.

AOL gets ready for a new round of layoffs as it struggles with continuing subscriber losses. Meanwhile, Yahoo taps a former ABC entertainment executive as it seeks a bigger role in the media industry.

AOL layoffs due next month

Faced with continuing subscriber loss, America Online will cut 5 percent of its work force, a source says.
November 2, 2004

Ex-TV exec to lead Yahoo media group

Company brings another entertainment heavyweight into its executive ranks, this time to spearhead its media division.
November 2, 2004 related coverage

New round of spam suits from AOL, Microsoft, Yahoo

The companies file lawsuits against alleged spammers and "spimmers"--people who send bulk, unsolicited IMs.
October 28, 2004

Yahoo-backed voter drive gets 1 million downloads

More than a million people download registration forms as part of the campaign, run jointly by Yahoo and nonprofit group Declare Yourself.
October 28, 2004

AOL to offer free antivirus protection

America Online will bundle McAfee antivirus software into its service and stop charging for it.
October 27, 2004

Yahoo battles Google for the cell phone

Yahoo's new mobile service offers localized search results, maps and icons that let people point, click and make calls.
October 27, 2004

VeriSign, AOL team up to make chats safer for kids

The companies plan to showcase their safe chat room solution in December.
October 26, 2004