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  • AOL Sells Winamp And Shoutcast Music Services To Online Radio Aggregator Radionomy

    AOL Sells Winamp And Shoutcast Music Services To Online Radio Aggregator Radionomy

    Some more detail on the fate of Winamp and Shoutcast, the legacy digital music services that owner AOL (which also owns TechCrunch) originally planned to shut down but then halted pending a sale. They are not being bought by Microsoft, as we had heard when we first reported news of a sale. The properties are instead being acquired by Radionomy — an international aggregator of online… Read More

  • AOL Finalizing Talks To Sell Winamp And Shoutcast, No Shutdown Expected On Dec. 20

    AOL Finalizing Talks To Sell Winamp And Shoutcast, No Shutdown Expected On Dec. 20

    AOL is finalizing negotiations to sell off Winamp and Shoutcast in a deal that would allow both products to live on, according to a source with knowledge of the discussions. The company (which owns TechCrunch) announced last month that as of December 20, Winamp web services would shut down and that the desktop version of the video and music player would no longer be available for download. Read More

  • Update: AOL Says Its Hyperlocal News Network Patch Is Not Closing

    Update: AOL Says Its Hyperlocal News Network Patch Is Not Closing

    Update: AOL says implications that Patch is closing down are inaccurate. A New York Times article stated that AOL is reportedly planning to “dismantle Patch or perhaps sell it off to various partners,” even though CEO Tim Armstrong “cannot quite admit that it is over.” In response, a spokesman for the company told TechCrunch that it stands behind what CEO Tim Armstrong… Read More

  • Interactive Video AdTech Startup, Carambola, Closes $4M Series A Led By Pitango

    Interactive Video AdTech Startup, Carambola, Closes $4M Series A Led By Pitango

    Israeli video adtech startup, Carambola has closed a $4 million Series A round, led by Pitango Venture Capital. Existing investors, 2B Angels, Plus Ventures and Rutledge Vine Capital, also participated in the round. Read More

  • Source: Microsoft In Talks To Buy Shoutcast And Winamp From AOL

    Source: Microsoft In Talks To Buy Shoutcast And Winamp From AOL

    Looks like the llama may not get off so easily after all. AOL yesterday announced that it was shutting down Winamp, media playing software for Windows and Android devices that it picked up through its $80 million acquisition of Nullsoft in 1999. But today Techcrunch has learned that AOL is talks with Microsoft to sell Winamp, along with Shoutcast, a media streaming service also developed… Read More

  • Roku Adds A Whole Bunch Of News-Related Videos, Thanks To AOL On

    Streaming set-top box manufacturer Roku wants to have as much content that appeals to as many people as possible on its devices. Lately, that’s meant adding new content channels from big TV networks like ESPN and Disney. But the box is also getting more streaming content today — specifically news content that’s being distributed through AOL On. The new Roku channel, which… Read More

  • MapQuest Updates Its iPhone App With Improved Cartography And Routing To Take On Google And Apple Maps

    MapQuest Updates Its iPhone App With Improved Cartography And Routing To Take On Google And Apple Maps

    On the iPhone, Apple Maps and Google Maps app have gotten all the headlines over the last several years, but MapQuest is still hanging in there, despite a lack of real innovation over the years. Today, the company is unveiling a huge update to its mobile app for iOS that provides a beautiful new alternative to the incumbents. Read More

  • Nathan Richardson Departs AOL, ‘770 Live’ Program Put On Hold

    Nathan Richardson Departs AOL, ‘770 Live’ Program Put On Hold

    Nathan Richardson, who joined AOL as the president of Live from AOL (the company’s live video initiative) just a few months ago, has departed, according to a report in Politico. A spokesperson for AOL, which owns TechCrunch, declined to comment on the status of individual employees, but he confirmed another aspect of the Politico report, that the 770 Live From AOL program (not the… Read More

  • AOL Asks AOLers To ‘Disrupt AOL’

    AOL Asks AOLers To ‘Disrupt AOL’

    In an internal message today, our AOL Global CTO Curtis Brown announced an “exciting event” that will be taking place next month in AOL campuses around the world. In an “exciting twist” on the TechCrunch-branded Disrupt events, the company will be running an internal “Hackathon” and “Idea Battlefield” in which participants will be able to… Read More

  • AOL Hints At Further Cost Cutting At Patch

    AOL Hints At Further Cost Cutting At Patch

    Following layoffs and recent other cost-cutting measures at its local news initiative Patch, AOL’s Brand Group saw improved revenue and a move into positive OIBDA (operating income) in the company’s most recent earnings report. Chief Financial Officer Karen Dykstra said on the analyst conference call Patch saw cuts in its “lowest performing” areas and in the corporate… Read More