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Former Square COO Keith Rabois Has Started A Square-Bashing War On Twitter

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Keith Rabois, former Square COO, prolific angel investor and new partner at venture firm Khosla Ventures, has been bashing his former company, Square on Twitter this weekend. This prompted Square cofounder Dennis Crowley to take to Twitter, defend Square, and bash Rabois back. And now many of the Valley's biggest...
Former Square COO Keith Rabois Has Started A Square-Bashing War On Twitter

Federated Media CEO Deanna Brown steps down, company founder John Battelle assumes leadership

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Federated Media’s CEO Deanna Brown announced today that she will be leaving her position within the company. In her place, founder and Executive Chairman John Batelle will succeed in an attempt to keep the company competitive in a evolving industry landscape. Brown has not announced her next plans, but she...
Federated Media CEO Deanna Brown steps down, company founder John Battelle assumes leadership

After 2 Months Of Squatting At AOL, Eric Simons Launches Claco, The "Github For Teachers"

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If you happened to pass through AOL’s offices in Palo Alto last November or December, you might have had your first run-in with the elusive creature “founder squatter.” Say what? Following in the grand boot-strapping, couch-surfing tradition, last winter, Eric Simons spent two months squatting at AOL’s office, sleeping on...
After 2 Months Of Squatting At AOL, Eric Simons Launches Claco, The "Github For Teachers"

Facebook countersues Mitel over patents

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Facebook has filed a countersuit claiming Canadian telecommunications company Mitel Networks is infringing on patents it now owns, The Next Web reports. The social network alleges that Mitel infringes on its patents for a “telephone status notification system” and “user definable on-line co-user lists.” These are both patents that Facebook bought from...
Facebook countersues Mitel over patents

WD TV adds streaming options, tunes televisions near and far to your Slingbox

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A raft of goodies has been tacked on to Western Digital's TV Live and TV Live Hub media players including new streams and Vudu movie downloading, but the addition of SlingPlayer might be the most intriguing. Depending on your region, you'll see new channels on the WD set-tops, including...
WD TV adds streaming options, tunes televisions near and far to your Slingbox

AOL's Hyperlocal Effort Patch Misses $40M-50M Sales Target, Partly Because Of Sandy, Still Aiming For Profitability In 2013

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AOL’s Q4 earnings today saw that company (which owns TechCrunch) finally make a turnaround, after 8 years of decline, into revenue growth, with overall sales of $599.5 million. But there are still a lot of areas that are seeing flat or declining revenues, and some that are loss-making: among those...
AOL's Hyperlocal Effort Patch Misses $40M-50M Sales Target, Partly Because Of Sandy, Still Aiming For Profitability In 2013

AOL's Alto adds visual organization to e-mail

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Attempting to stay relevant in a world where even Yahoo! gets more press, AOL on Thursday launched the beta version of its new cloud-based e-mail management tool, Alto. Alto won't replace Gmail, Yahoo!, AOL, or any other e-mail services. Instead, the free HTML 5-based client manages your existing accounts...
AOL's Alto adds visual organization to e-mail

Startup News: 2tor Looks to Europe While MyCityWay Hops Across The Pond

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Piccadilly  Piccadilly Circus, London. (Source: Paul Atherton via Wikipedia) LAWGIC. Today 2tor is partnering with Washington University to put their Master of Laws degree online. 2tor's previous partnerships with USC, UNC and Georgetown have put high-end higher education online with programs in social work, business and nursing. The Washington University partnership is specifically...
Startup News: 2tor Looks to Europe While MyCityWay Hops Across The Pond

AOL Is Giving All Of Its Employees $1,000 Bonuses This Year (AOL)

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AOL made an extra billion dollars this year when it sold a bunch of patents to Microsoft. That helped propel the stock to new highs. To celebrate, it's going to give every employee a $1,056 bonus, says AOL employee John Biggs. (The patent sale was $1.056 billion, so it's a...
AOL Is Giving All Of Its Employees $1,000 Bonuses This Year (AOL)
Dylan's Desk: It's do or die time for Microsoft

Arianna: Yes, Private Equity Has Approached AOL About Buying HuffPo (AOL)

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Private equity firms have approached AOL in hopes of buying Huffington Post, but talks aren't going to go anywhere, Arianna Huffington just told Henry Blodget during a keynote interview at our Startup 2012 conference in Manhattan. Last night, we relayed some scuttlebutt: That Arianna Huffington wants to buy HuffingtonPost back from AOL, and...
Arianna: Yes, Private Equity Has Approached AOL About Buying HuffPo (AOL)
Ignoring Thompson turmoil, Yahoo debuts Genome big data app at Internet Week
Nokia and AOL team up to create Entrance by Aol, a Lumia-only entertainment hub
We're At The Beginning Of A Paradigm Shift In How Companies Hire CMOs And CTOs

Meet Alto, The Gmail Replacement You Won't Believe Was Made By AOL (AOL, GOOG, YHOO)

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AOL's problem is it largely depends on two declining sources of traffic, people who use AOL to get online and Web-based AOL.com email users. The numbers seem to show declines in Web-based email aren't worth fighting.  Teens don't like to use email and older adults check their email in apps on their...
Meet Alto, The Gmail Replacement You Won't Believe Was Made By AOL (AOL, GOOG, YHOO)
AOL is an unsuccessful media company that overpays its executive team, activist investor says

3D-printed and ready for action. with Mike at AOL TechCrunch HQ...

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3D-printed and ready for action. with Mike at AOL TechCrunch HQ...

AOL's Advertising.com Group Acquires Retargeting Startup Buysight

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AOL just announced that it has acquired Buysight, a startup offering ad targeting and retargeting. The startup will become part of the Advertising.com group, which includes AOL’s various ad platforms, such as Advertising.com, ADTECH, The AOL On Network, goviral, and Pictela. (AOL also owns TechCrunch.) In the acquisition press release, the...
AOL's Advertising.com Group Acquires Retargeting Startup Buysight

Retargeting for mobile messaging: An old marketing tool becomes new again

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This story is part of a series exploring the themes of our upcoming, invitation-only Mobile Summit, April 1-2 in Sausalito, Calif. Explore more stories in the Mobile Summit Debate series. Brendan O’Kane is CEO of OtherLevels Imagine this scenario: you’re launching an email campaign to promote a new product....
Retargeting for mobile messaging: An old marketing tool becomes new again

Yahoo's Search Share Continues To Drop Sharply (YHOO, GOOG, MSFT)

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New data from comScore reveals Yahoo's search share continues to collapse while Google reaches new all-time highs, and Microsoft's Bing also climbs. Analyst Ben Schachter at Macquarie Research distributed the raw numbers in a report last night: GOOG - GOOG queries increased 6% y/y in February. GOOG's share of searches in February was 67.5%, compared with 67.0%...
Yahoo's Search Share Continues To Drop Sharply (YHOO, GOOG, MSFT)
Pulse news app teases major announcement on its homepage

Yahoo’s big data play Genome is smart, but …

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Yahoo is looking to leverage its big data prowess with a new tool for marketers called Genome. A combination of data, analytics and technology derived from its interclick acquisition and advertising deals with Microsoft and AOL, Yahoo says Genome helps marketers “understand consumer needs, anticipate audiences’ future performance, and …...
Yahoo’s big data play Genome is smart, but …

HuffPost Live Thrives On Tape

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Late last summer, Huffington Post launched a streaming video news service, backed by 100 employees, lots of cash and a heap of hype. So how’s it going? Pretty good, says HuffPost Live boss Roy Sekoff. Especially if you choose to look at HuffPost Live as a video clip generator: Sekoff...
HuffPost Live Thrives On Tape
AOL revenue is showing signs of life, except where it counts

Report: NSA, FBI collecting content from Google, Facebook, other services

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The U.S. National Security Agency and Federal Bureau of Investigation have access to servers at Google, Facebook and other major Internet services, collecting audio, video, e-mail and other content for surveillance, the Washington Post reported on Thursday.The surveillance is taking place under a classified program called PRISM, which was...
Report: NSA, FBI collecting content from Google, Facebook, other services

AOL’s Armstrong on Winning Proxy Battle: Time To “Maniacally Execute”

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AOL fended off activist shareholder Starboard Value today, as all of the company’s existing directors were re-elected to the board. All eight of them — Tim Armstrong, Richard Dalzell, Karen Dykstra, Alberto Ibargüen, Susan Lyne, Patricia Mitchell, Fredric Reynolds and James Stengel — are staying according to a preliminary vote...
AOL’s Armstrong on Winning Proxy Battle: Time To “Maniacally Execute”

Don't Worry, Arianna Huffington Is Not Abusing AOL's Money

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At last week's Startup 2012 conference, Arianna Huffington told us what her number one reason for selling The Huffington Post to AOL was. "The main reason I wanted this acquisition was because I would finally have the resources I needed to grow HuffPost much faster than we could do it...
Don't Worry, Arianna Huffington Is Not Abusing AOL's Money
News360 iPad app update offers a prettier way to read the news

It's Easy To Say Internet Spying Is Wrong Until You're The One Letting Terrorists Kill People Or Not

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Last night, the Washington Post published a story that said that, thanks to partnerships with nine Internet companies, the NSA is able to "literally can watch your ideas form as you type." The Post said it had leaked documents that showed Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, Apple all...
It's Easy To Say Internet Spying Is Wrong Until You're The One Letting Terrorists Kill People Or Not
Blip launches studio focused on branded content
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