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  • Aol Mail Hacked With Spoofed Accounts Sending Spam

    Aol Mail Hacked With Spoofed Accounts Sending Spam

    It’s not just you. Aol Mail was hacked affecting an untold amount of accounts that were seemingly spoofed. The Twitter hashtag #aolhacked is filled with first-hand accounts of spam being sent from either the hacked email account or an email account spoofed to look like the original. We’ve reached out to Aol for further clarification. The company said in a statement earlier today… Read More

  • AOL Revamps Homepage To Highlight Video Content

    AOL Revamps Homepage To Highlight Video Content

    AOL.com is getting a new look today. It’s not a dramatic change, but it brings one big addition to the homepage, a carousel of videos from AOL (which owns TechCrunch) and content partners like Condé Nast Entertainment, ESPN, E!, HSN, WWE, and The Wall Street Journal. “People wanted more and more video,” AOL.com and AOL Lifestyle President Maureen Sullivan told me. Read More

  • Aol's Ran Harnevo on the NewFronts' Effect on Digital Media

    Ran Harnevo On AOL’s Video Strategy And The Web’s “Massive Wave” Of Original Content

    We’re a few weeks away from the Digital Content NewFronts, where the big online companies pitch their upcoming programs to advertisers. So it seemed like a good time to sit down with Ran Harnevo, AOL’s president of video, to talk about the company’s plans, and about broader trends in the industry. Harnevo suggested that House of Cards on Netflix became “a defining… Read More

  • AOL Appoints William Pence From WebMD As New CTO; Curtis Brown Steps Down

    AOL Appoints William Pence From WebMD As New CTO; Curtis Brown Steps Down

    AOL’s ongoing push to turn its business around and focus on more ad-tech fuelled media plays continues apace: today the company (which owns TechCrunch) appointed a new CTO, William Pence, who it’s hired away from WebMD, where he was also CTO as well as EVP. He will be replacing Curtis Brown, who will stay on “for a number of months” for the transition, according to… Read More

  • Kim Kadlec Joins AOL As Head Of Relationship Management

    Kim Kadlec Joins AOL As Head Of Relationship Management

    AOL is announcing that Kim Kadlec, most recently worldwide vice president of Johnson & Johnson’s global marketing group, is joining the company as head of relationship management. The newly-created position will involve building strategic distribution deals with large partners, with the aim of growing AOL’s audience, the company says. Kadlec will report to AOL CEO Tim Armstrong… Read More

  • AOL Aims To Unify Its Programmatic Efforts With A New Ad Platform, ONE

    AOL Aims To Unify Its Programmatic Efforts With A New Ad Platform, ONE

    AOL’s Tim Armstrong and Bob Lord are taking the stage at the ad:tech conference in San Francisco today where they’re announcing a new programmatic ad platform called ONE. I met with Armstrong (CEO) and Lord (CEO of AOL Platforms, which is the new name for AOL Networks) earlier this week to discuss the news. Armstrong said ONE represents the company’s work to “fully… Read More

  • Detroit’s Watch Startup Shinola Featured In Aol’s “This Built America” Inaugural Episode

    Detroit’s Watch Startup Shinola Featured In Aol’s “This Built America” Inaugural Episode

    Startups are flocking to Detroit for the cheap space, amazing engineering talent and sheer marketability of the area. Nothing says a company supports “Made in America” stronger than a Detroit address. Shinola is one such company. The company was founded in 2011 and as this amazing video and story produced by Aol Tech Editorial Director Fara Warner shows, started out… Read More

  • AOL Lays Off “Double Digit” Number Of Employees

    AOL Lays Off “Double Digit” Number Of Employees

    AOL had a round of layoffs today affecting a “double digit” number of employees, according to a source with knowledge of the company. We reported on larger AOL layoffs (with hundreds affected) in August of last year, and then again in January. Those cuts stemmed mostly from the challenges at hyperlocal news effort Patch, which was eventually spun out into a joint venture with… Read More

  • Gravity's Co-Founder Talks About Their Aol Acquisition

    Gravity’s Amit Kapur Says Personalization Is Going To “Explode” This Year

    Following AOL’s acquisition of content personalization startup Gravity last month, co-founder and CEO Amit Kapur stopped by the AOL office in Manhattan to discuss where personalization technology goes from here. When Gravity was founded four years ago, Kapur said its founders thought it was “inevitable” that the web would become more personal. At the time, everything on the… Read More

  • AOL’s Q4 Revenue Grows To $679M But Earnings Per Share of $0.43 Fall Short Of Estimates

    AOL’s Q4 Revenue Grows To $679M But Earnings Per Share of $0.43 Fall Short Of Estimates

    AOL came in ahead of analyst estimates on revenue but not earnings in its fourth quarter of 2013, reporting $679 million in revenue and diluted earnings per share of 43 cents. Analysts had predicted EPS of 46 cents per share and revenue of $656.4 million, according to Bloomberg. AOL said EPS, along with operating income and net income, were negatively affected by “a pre-tax… Read More

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