Verizon buying AOL for $4.4 billion

NEW YORK - Verizon is buying AOL for about $4.4 billion, advancing the telecom's...streamed online.Verizon will gain access to AOL's advanced advertising technology, including its "One by AOL" integrated platform. AOL reported a 7 percent...


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AOL continues to grow

...company, too. By targeting newcomers, AOL has become the world's leading Internet...the masses. The secret: dumbing down the AOL interface to appeal to the millions who...going to take the easier path." Now, AOL is poised to get very big indeed -- so...

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AOL to Microsoft: Kill the messenger

...that's pushing for an industry standard while AOL is trying to maintain its proprietary dominance...hottest ways to communicate on the Internet. AOL's version, AIM, is provided to the company's...Internet users who can download it from the AOL Web site. AIM and ICQ (as in "I seek...

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AOL kills neighborhood marketing plan

...attending a Tupperware-type party for AOL any time soon. Fearing it could set off...according to sources close to the company. The AOL Select program, which had been slated to...a source close to the program. ". . . AOL is very word-of-mouth." But, after...

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AOL emerges as dominant partner in $4 billion deal

...software had helped popularize the Web. AOL offered to distribute Netscape's Internet...coveted seat on Netscape's board. Or could AOL manage Netscape's popular Web site? Netscape's...gentler, pragmatic Netscape to emerge," AOL Chairman Steve Case wrote in an e-mail...

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AOL seeks to acquire Netscape

...as early as Monday. The deal would make AOL one of the industry's biggest players...Sunday that a Netscape purchase would put AOL in a position to grab a massive slice of...that is taking place on online networks. AOL's flagship online service has 14 million...

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AOL strategy - Head 'em off at the pause

...for utility status in our lives, anything AOL does to violate users' trust brings swift...complete system shutdowns continue to plague AOL, despite massive efforts currently under way to right the ship. But AOL's latest effort to that end is hacking...

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AOL considers more free services

NEW YORK - AOL LLC may give away even more of its services, including its vaunted AOL.com e-mail accounts now limited to paying subscribers...Thursday. One proposal under consideration among top AOL executives calls for Time Warner Inc.'s online...

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AOL Time Warner drops 'AOL' from its name

...largest merger in U.S. history, the board of AOL Time Warner Inc. voted Thursday to remove the letters "AOL" from the company's name. The largest...even its ticker symbol, which is currently "AOL" but will revert to "TWX." The change...