• AOL Begins Shutdown Of AOL Pictures, BlueString And Xdrive

    In July we wrote about AOL’s plans to shutter a number of services based on an internal email from EVP Products and Marketing Kevin Conroy. Next week, AOL says, they’ll begin to communicate the news to consumers around the shutdown of three of those properties – AOL Pictures, BlueString and Xdrive.
    AOL Pictures will close in December, and users will have the chance to move… Read More

  • Full Text Of AOL Email: XDrive, AOL Pictures, MyMobile And Bluestring To Shut Down

    Below is the full text of the email AOL EVP Kevin Conroy sent out to staff on July 14, outlining the reorganization of his product groups and announcing the “sunsetting” of XDrive, AOL Pictures, MyMobile and Bluestring. This follows the news of budget cuts at AOL’s blogging properties earlier today. At the start of this year I committed to providing frequent updates on… Read More