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  • Your Long Wait For TechCrunch-Branded Paper Cups Is Over

    Your Long Wait For TechCrunch-Branded Paper Cups Is Over

    A parent company isn’t all that different from a real parent. They feed you, and give you money. They give you advice (sometimes more strictly than others). And, yes, they embarrass you. Speaking of, today our proud parent company Aol, with vast experience in the retail, online retail, online business, has launched an online storefront for its brands, including TechCrunch. Welcome… Read More

  • #Love: My First Experience With Internet Porn

    #Love: My First Experience With Internet Porn

    Pornographic media has existed since the dawn of time, but it has never been as widely available and accessible as it is today. That’s largely due to the internet, which provides a launch pad for our curiosity no matter the topic. But with sex, a topic relatively more private and intimate, the internet can serve as an important resource for sexual exploration, understanding, and yes… Read More

  • Rafat Ali’s Skift Buys Travel Site Gadling From AOL For ‘Way Under $10M’

    Rafat Ali’s Skift Buys Travel Site Gadling From AOL For ‘Way Under $10M’

    AOL today made its latest move in offloading assets that it no longer sees as core to its main business: it sold the travel site Gadling.com to Skift, the travel news portal started by Rafat Ali, who previously had founded paidContent.* At the same time, Skift signed a partnership with AOL in which Skift will use AOL-owned MapQuest’s mapping platform and collaborate on content. The… Read More

  • TechCrunch’s Parent AOL’s Stock Falls After Disappointing Earnings Report

    TechCrunch’s Parent AOL’s Stock Falls After Disappointing Earnings Report

    Among the retreating technology and technology-facing stocks, AOL stands out today in terms of the scale of its decline. As of this writing, AOL is down more than 24%, and could easily end the day down more than a quarter of its former value. AOL owns TechCrunch. Investors are more skittish about AOL today than they were yesterday with Twitter, a company that can’t find GAAP profits… Read More

  • AOL Says Spoofed Emails Appeared To Come From 2% Of Accounts, No Financial Info Affected

    AOL Says Spoofed Emails Appeared To Come From 2% Of Accounts, No Financial Info Affected

    AOL just released more information about the email spoofing incident earlier this month. In a blog post, AOL (which owns TechCrunch) wrote that its investigation is still ongoing, but it acknowledged that a “significant” number of users were affected, with the spoofers gaining access to “AOL users’ email addresses, postal addresses, address book contact information… Read More

  • Aol Moves To Prevent Spoofed Emails Following Mail Hack

    Aol Moves To Prevent Spoofed Emails Following Mail Hack

    A few days ago Aol Mail was hacked, and users’ address books were scraped. Today, Aol has announced moves that will help other mail providers reject email messages sent from email accounts spoofed from this security breach. Read More

  • 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

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