• Time Warner ditches troubled AOL unit

    Posted May 28, 2009 - 10:40 am

    Time Warner will finally rid itself of AOL, its struggling Internet subsidiary, by spinning it off as a publicly traded company.
  • 20 Years of AOL Annoyances and Foul-Ups

    Posted April 29, 2009 - 3:41 pm

    Over the years AOL found a remarkable number of ways to drive both loyal customers and random bystanders bonkers, shooting itself in its corporate foot again and again through everything from monumental technical glitches to willful strategic decisions. Herewith, a 20th-anniversary retrospective.
  • AOL ad revenue plummets in Q1

    Posted April 29, 2009 - 1:24 pm

    AOL's ad revenue again slipped dramatically in the first quarter, as Time Warner seeks to spin off the Internet unit.
  • Connecticut man sentenced for e-card scam

    Posted March 21, 2009 - 9:02 pm

    A Connecticut man got four years of probation for a phishing scheme that targeted AOL subscribers.
  • Google exec to replace AOL CEO

    Posted March 12, 2009 - 9:01 pm

    Google executive Tim Armstrong has been hired by AOL to replace Chairman and CEO Randy Falco.
  • AOL's Bebo social network to gain lifestreaming features

    Posted February 23, 2009 - 3:09 pm

    AOL's Bebo social-networking site will gain features for lifestreaming, an increasingly popular type of online service that lets people broadcast frequent, brief updates about their lives through photos, videos, blog items, comments and other content.
  • Wall Street Beat: Downturn continues to slam IT bellwethers

    Posted February 5, 2009 - 9:50 pm

    Earnings season is winding down, but tech companies of all stripes including Cisco, Lenovo, AOL, Panasonic, Motorola, Hynix and Applied Materials continue to report fourth-quarter sales declines, curb forecasts and, in some cases, announce massive layoffs.
  • AOL's Q4 revenue plummets, drags down Time Warner

    Posted February 4, 2009 - 3:02 pm

    AOL's revenue fell 23 percent in the fourth quarter, including a steep decline in ad sales, as the Time Warner online unit continues to post disappointing results.
  • AOL to lay off 10 percent of staff

    Posted January 28, 2009 - 9:33 pm

    Time Warner's underperforming AOL Internet unit will lay off 700 employees, about 10 percent of its staff, a move it is taking in response to the global economic downturn.
  • Time Warner to post loss, partly blames AOL

    Posted January 7, 2009 - 2:49 pm

    Time Warner will post a net loss in 2008, in part due to poor performance at its AOL Internet unit.
  • AOL, Yahoo merger: Remedy worse than the disease?

    Posted October 15, 2008 - 11:50 am

    As rumors about a merger between Yahoo and AOL grow louder, industry experts caution that such a deal could create more problems than it solves.
  • AOL phisher gets seven year sentence

    Posted August 14, 2008 - 10:10 am

    A West Haven, Connecticut, man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for masterminding a phishing scheme that targeted AOL users over a four-year period.
  • Annoying software: Is Apple iTunes the new AOL?

    Posted August 12, 2008 - 11:48 am

    Remember how much everyone loved to hate AOL at the turn of the century? AOL offered bloated software, piles of unwanted installation discs, a walled garden of content, an overloaded newbie network, and a pricey dial-up service. AOL has changed a lot since then, even though it's still here to kick around. But who needs to pick on AOL when we have Apple's iTunes?
  • AOL to shut down Xdrive, other services

    Posted July 25, 2008 - 1:04 pm

    AOL will phase out several online services as the Time Warner unit continues to struggle in its transition from a business model based on subscription fees to one based on advertising revenue.
  • Microsoft online business flags despite overall revenue rise

    Posted July 18, 2008 - 9:44 am

    Microsoft's revenue rose 18 percent for both its fiscal 2008 fourth quarter and year, but the company's Online Services Business (OSB), under scrutiny due to heated negotiations to purchase Yahoo's search business, continues to falter.

  • AOL a less challenging buy than Yahoo for Microsoft

    Posted July 17, 2008 - 5:07 pm

    While it still would present some integration challenges, AOL might be easier for Microsoft to absorb than Yahoo from a cultural and political perspective now that Microsoft's battle for Yahoo has gotten so ugly.
  • Report: Microsoft in talks for a deal with AOL

    Posted July 16, 2008 - 4:17 pm

    Microsoft is meeting with AOL executives Wednesday to talk about the two companies combining AOL and Microsoft's online division, according to a news report.
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