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‘Digital prophet’ predicts the internet of emotions (not things) Special

Brooklyn - Forget the Internet of Things, the idea that soon everyday objects will be connected to the Internet. ‘Digital prophet’ David Shing believes that the future belongs to the Internet of Emotions.

Verizon buys Yahoo for $4.8 billion

In one of the biggest Internet company acquisitions in history, Verizon has bought Yahoo for $4.8 billion. The wireless provider will obtain all of Yahoo’s online search tools, content, and other digital properties.

AOL to acquire Millennial Media for about $250 million

On Thursday, AOL announced it has plans to buy Millennial Media, a mobile ad firm, for around $250 million in cash. The deal represents one-eighth of Millennial's market value on the day of its public offering.

Op-Ed: Valuable insights from the Verizon-AOL deal

The recently-announced acquisition of AOL by Verizon continues to send ripples across the marketing world. Day in and day out, industry observers continue to analyze the deal and share their thoughts through the media.

Verizon buys AOL for $4.4 billion

Verizon, the largest wireless carrier in the U.S., announced Tuesday it will be acquiring AOL in a landmark $4.4 billion deal.

56-kilobit AOL dial-up Internet still used by 2.1 million in USA

AOL has revealed it has still has 2.1 million subscribers using its ancient dial-up Internet service provided by landline telephones and only offering speeds of 56 kilobits per second. It seems that some will steadfastly resist the modern Internet.

Photo Essay: 'Future Starts Here' new season premiere screening Special

New York - On October 22, 2014 in New York, a reception and premiere screening was held for the new season of filmmaker Tiffany Shlain's original series "Future Starts Here." The new season is set to launch October 23, 2014 on AOL.

News startup Patch announces big layoffs as company restructures

Patch owner Hale Global announced sweeping layoffs today as it restructures the news startup. This is the second massive round of job cuts in under a year.

AOL steps back from Patch with joint venture

Washington - AOL announced Wednesday it is giving up majority control of its troubled Patch hyperlocal news operations to a partner specializing in distressed firms.

AOL's Armstrong fires employee during conference call

New York - In recent days, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong has confirmed "hundreds" of layoffs at Patch, but during a conference call he shockingly fired an employee who tried to take a picture of him.

Facebook announces latest possible replacement for Google Reader

With Google Reader shutting down for good in a little less than a week, there are several companies that are moving forward with their plans for a replacement. Facebook is the latest Internet company looking to fill the soon to be vacancy of RSS readers.

Op-Ed: Snowden speaks out, security chief misses the point

Sydney - The revelation of intelligence gathering operations being carried out against US citizens has started an inferno. The press is raging against PRISM. The Director of National Intelligence, meanwhile, has misread the public entirely.

Xbox Live subscribers to get new goodies in the form of apps

Xbox 360 users with a subscription to Xbox Live Gold will be able to enjoy the recently released apps for entertainment such as AOL On, SnagFilms, and Crunchyroll.

AOL announces it is suspending advertising on Rush Limbaugh show

New York - AOL has just become one of several companies to suspend their advertising schedule on Rush Limbaugh's radio talk show. The company said in a Facebook announcement that Limbaugh's "comments are not in line with our values."

nextMEDIA liveblog: Publishers talk digital media trends

Toronto - At the annual nextMEDIA conference, publishers will discuss how they are taking advantage of digital media trends to power their publications into the next generation. Digital Journal will be liveblogging the panel discussion.

Op-Ed: US Stop Online Piracy Act could be well-meant online catastrophe

Sydney - The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is basically a good idea, to deal with rampant online copyright violations. The trouble is possible major problems for everyone online. Google, Facebook, Mozilla and many others have already protested to Congress.

Wrong billing — AOL to be taken to court Special

Katy - A Texan resident who has been billed by AOL for internet service he never used is now thinking of suing the company for loss of money.

AOL's Huffington Post launches four new sites

Major online news publisher and content aggregating blog, The Huffington Post, announced on Monday the launch of four new sections targeted mainly at teenagers, gay and transgender communities, baby boomers and married individuals.

Michael Arrington ousted at AOL, TechCrunch

Technology news editor and TechCrunch founder, Michael Arrington, has officially been ousted at AOL effective in a few days.

Is an AOL merger with Yahoo more than a banker's fantasy?

In the wake of the Yahoo board decision to fire CEO Carol Bartz, rumors have begun circulating among Wall Street bankers that AOL may merge with Yahoo.

Cracks showing in the AOL-Huffington Post relationship

It was an acquisition that some in New York's media circles predicted would signal the beginning of the end of the Huffington Post, and reports are now circulating from staff members that it is getting ugly on the inside.

mesh 2011: How HuffPost Media Group embraces social media Special

Toronto - Social media is fast becoming an integral force in engaging online communities, AOL's HuffPost Media Group's Rob Fishman told a packed audience at Toronto's mesh conference.

Huffington Post, AOL being sued by unpaid bloggers

Bloggers who contributed to the Huffington Post for free for several years are seeking millions in damages in a suit filed Tuesday morning.

Newspaper Guild backs strike of unpaid Huffington Post writers

Arianna Huffington, founder and publisher of The Huffington Post, experienced a significant backlash this week after the Newspaper Guild threw its support behind a strike convened by unpaid contributors to The Huffington Post.

AOL acquires Huffington Post for $315 million

AOL has acquired The Huffington Post for $300 million in cash and $15 million in stock. The deal was announced this morning by Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington and AOL.

Facebook expected to launch 'Gmail-killer' at press conference

San Francisco - Facebook is expected to announce the launch of its own email service and it's being dubbed as the "Gmail killer" inside its headquarters. This could open a new front in a Web-based email war.

Liveblog: Facebook, AOL and Rogers debate marketing in modern age Special

Toronto - How should marketers adapt to new technologies and demographics online? How should they view content creation? This liveblog follows a panel discussion between Facebook, AOL and Rogers as part of Digital Day in Toronto.

AOL to acquire TechCrunch network

While no financial terms have been disclosed, AOL has confirmed it will acquire the TechCrunch network of sites. The confirmation comes after rumours swirled around the Internet ahead of the TechCrunch Disrupt conference.

AOL plans to sell or shut down Bebo

AOL plans to find a buyer for its social networking site Bebo, which it bought in 2008 for $850 million, or shut it down.
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Filmmaker Tiffany Shlain addresses the audience at the October 22  2014 premiere screening in NY at ...
Filmmaker Tiffany Shlain addresses the audience at the October 22, 2014 premiere screening in NY at Neuehouse for the new season of "Future Starts Here" series on AOL.
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Poster and screening room door at the October 22, 2014 screening in NY for the new season of Tiffany Shlain's "Future Starts Here" series on AOL.
Jimmy Maymann. The new CEO of Huffington Post
Jimmy Maymann. The new CEO of Huffington Post
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Reception at the October 22, 2014 screening in NY at Neuehouse for the new season of Tiffany Shlain's "Future Starts Here" series on AOL.

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