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  • Aol Is Restructuring, Layoffs And Site Closures Likely

    Aol Is Restructuring, Layoffs And Site Closures Likely

    Aol, owner of TechCrunch, is gearing up for some housekeeping. TechCrunch has learned that the company is preparing to lay off staff and close or fold up underperforming titles as part of a bigger restructuring, aimed at simplifying the company around ad tech, stronger content operations and video. Or, as one source put it to TechCrunch, “stopping things that are not moving the needle… Read More

  • In Starlike, Faves And Likes Take On A Life Of Their Own

    In Starlike, Faves And Likes Take On A Life Of Their Own

    Apps like Flipboard, SmartNews, Nuzzel and a rush of others have tapped into the rise of social networking to offer a new way of discovering things to read and see online. Now add another app to the mix called Starlike that’s taking this idea to a new level. Like the others, Starlike (out on iOS and Android) creates a social newsfeed of a sort based on our friends’ and… Read More

  • AOL’s Tim Armstrong Says Shingy Is One Of The Company’s Best Assets

    AOL’s Tim Armstrong Says Shingy Is One Of The Company’s Best Assets

    AOL CEO Tim Armstrong was interviewed on-stage today at Business Insider’s Ignition conference, and sure, he touched on the ongoing speculation about a merger with Yahoo, as well as the company’s broader strategy. But towards the end of the interview he answered the question that’s on everyone’s mind: What’s the deal with Shingy? Read More

  • AOL Acquires Video Syndication Startup Vidible

    AOL Acquires Video Syndication Startup Vidible

    AOL is confirming that it has acquired Vidible. Recode broke the news shortly before the official announcement. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Recode says the price was around $50 million. Read More

  • Allie Kline Gets Promoted To CMO Of AOL Inc.

    Allie Kline Gets Promoted To CMO Of AOL Inc.

    AOL just announced that Allie Kline, who was already chief marketing officer for AOL Platforms, has been promoted to CMO for the company as a whole. AdAge reported yesterday that Erika Nardini would be leaving her role as CMO of AOL Advertising, and that Kline would be taking on Nardini’s duties. Read More

  • Shingy Is Our Muse

    In a surprisingly candid piece in the New Yorker , AOL’s own Digital Prophet, David Shing AKA Shingy AKA Miley Scissorhands described, with utmost sincerity, a bear wearing a shirt covered in ones and zeroes. The bear was also wearing zebra-print pants. From the New Yorker: Next, Shingy stopped by the office of Erika Nardini, the chief marketing officer of AOL Advertising, and handed her… Read More

  • AOL Q3 Beats The Street On Sales Of $626.8M, Falls Short On Income Of $121.8M

    AOL Q3 Beats The Street On Sales Of $626.8M, Falls Short On Income Of $121.8M

    AOL (owner of TechCrunch) this morning reported its earnings for Q3, a mixed result that saw it beating estimates on sales but only matching on earnings, and missing on operating income (OIBDA) as the company continues with its turnaround strategy based around more savvy ad technology in the face of Google domination of market share, and display sales, and works through sales declines as a… Read More

  • Tim Armstrong Has Big Plans

    AOL’s Tim Armstrong Says He Isn’t Thinking About Yahoo At All

    While on-stage today at TechCrunch’s Disrupt Europe conference, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong dismissed the latest rumors that Yahoo and AOL might merge. Specifically, Armstrong said AOL has a board meeting tonight (I guess he’s flying back to New York really soon), for which he’s prepared what he described as a 30- to 40-page presentation outlining his plans for 2015. Read More

  • Tim Armstrong Has Big Plans

    AOL CEO Says A CrunchBase Spinout Is Possible

    Tim Armstrong, CEO of TechCrunch’s owner AOL, today confirmed at TechCrunch Disrupt that AOL is in early discussions to spin off CrunchBase, the database of tech companies and people that became a part of AOL as part of its acquisition of TechCrunch in 2010. “I think CrunchBase could be a very big company on its own,” Armstrong said on stage today at the Disrupt conference… Read More

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