AOL

  • CEO Tim Armstrong Says AOL Is Staying In The Content Business (And He’s Not Selling TechCrunch)

    CEO Tim Armstrong Says AOL Is Staying In The Content Business (And He’s Not Selling TechCrunch)

    It was an interesting day at AOL. As you probably saw, Verizon has reached an agreement to acquire AOL for $4.4 billion. There’s a general feeling that this deal was mostly about AOL’s ad business (Verizon’s John Stratton said “the principal interest was around the ad tech platform”) — so what does that mean for the websites that AOL owns, including The… Read More

  • Top Five Verizon Commercials

    Top Five Verizon Commercials

    In honor of our recent joyous union, I present the top five Verizon commercials that I was able to find in about 10 minutes. It should be noted that I have never had Verizon service — mostly because they had awful international coverage for most of the decade. I also think I pissed off their PR person once a long time ago and I haven’t actively covered them since 2010 or so. Read More

  • In Big Media Push, Verizon Buys AOL For $4.4B [Memo From AOL CEO Tim Armstrong]

    In Big Media Push, Verizon Buys AOL For $4.4B [Memo From AOL CEO Tim Armstrong]

    So this just happened. AOL, owner of TechCrunch, is getting acquired: U.S. carrier Verizon said in a statement that it is buying the company for $4.4 billion, or $50 per share. We’ve just been sent an internal memo about the deal that we are embedding below. Read More

  • AOL Q1 Beats With $625.1M In Sales, EPS Of $0.34 On Back Of Ad Growth

    AOL Q1 Beats With $625.1M In Sales, EPS Of $0.34 On Back Of Ad Growth

    Amid a challenging market for tech stocks this quarter, AOL today reported its most recent earnings. For the quarter that ended March 31, the company posted revenues of $625.1 million and adjusted earnings per share of $0.34. Analysts were on average expecting revenues of $594.6 million and adjusted EPS of $0.32. Read More

  • AOL Unveils One, Its Big Bet On Programmatic Ads

    AOL Unveils One, Its Big Bet On Programmatic Ads

    More than a year ago, AOL executives Tim Armstrong and Bob Lord first publicly outlined their plans to unify AOL’s various ad products as a single platform called One. Today that platform is actually launching. The company bills One (or, to use the full name, One by AOL) as the platform where advertisers can optimize their ad campaigns across channels including video, display, and… Read More

  • Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock Says AOL’s Connected Delivers On The Promise Of Reality TV

    “Reality TV” is one of those phrases that inevitably begs for scare quotes — with its staged scenes and melodramatic confessions, a reality TV show’s relationship with reality can be … complicated. But Morgan Spurlock, director of documentaries like Super Size Me, suggested that the new online video series Connected might live up to “the promise of… Read More

  • Genomics Needs A Killer App Crunch Network

    Genomics Needs A Killer App

    Genomics has undergone a major shift in the last year. The drop in price in the past decade from $3B to $1K to sequence a genome is the 10X force likely to cause an inflection point in a number of health-related industries. But despite the price, right now genomics is a niche product in large part used in and promoted by academia. Read More

  • Derek Jeter, Budding Media Mogul, On Launching The Players’ Tribune

    Derek Jeter, Budding Media Mogul, On Launching The Players’ Tribune

    As his new company, The Players’ Tribune, plots its course toward dominance in the sports media market after its official launch on Tuesday, Derek Jeter gives us his thoughts on his company and the transition from iconic athlete to startup entrepreneur in the email interview below. Since Jeter took his final bow in Yankee pinstripes, the former shortstop has been working to reinvent… Read More

  • Aol Mail Has Been Down Since Early Morning

    Aol Mail Has Been Down Since Early Morning

    Bad news, everyone. Your email address from the nineties isn’t working right now. Aol Mail has been down since early this morning. We’ve reached out to get more information, but have so far not heard back. According to Aol’s DownDetector the service has been having issues since 4:10 AM EST. Aol Mail’s twitter handle has been flooded with users complaining they… Read More

  • AOL CEO Tim Armstrong Talks Layoffs And Future Growth

    AOL CEO Tim Armstrong Talks Layoffs And Future Growth

    During today’s call with analysts, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong laid out some of his plans and priorities for 2015, and he elaborated on those plans in a short TechCrunch interview afterward. This comes after AOL laid off what we heard was about 150 employees, and closed two of its tech sites, Joystiq and TUAW — though they survive, to an extent, as parts of Engadget. Armstrong told… Read More

  • AOL To Lay Off About 150 People, Mostly In Sales; Folding Joystiq, TUAW Into Engadget

    AOL To Lay Off About 150 People, Mostly In Sales; Folding Joystiq, TUAW Into Engadget

    Some more details are emerging around AOL’s reorganization plans. Sources tell us that the company will lay off around 150 people, with the majority in sales. As part of it, AOL is also consolidating some websites. Gaming site Joystiq and Apple news site TUAW are both being folded into Engadget, and AOL Autos has already been folded into Autoblog. We reported about AOL… Read More

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