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Microsoft to buy AOL patents for $1.1bn

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AOL will retain a licence for the patents and return a 'significant portion' of the sale proceeds to shareholdersAOL is to sell more than 800 technology patents and related applications to Microsoft for about $1.1bn (£690m), in the latest land grab in an increasingly expensive battle for intellectual property.AOL, facing...
Microsoft to buy AOL patents for $1.1bn
Dennis Woodside to replace Sanjay Jha as Motorola Mobility CEO, Bloomberg says

Transcript: Fortune Global Forum: Tim Armstrong

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Tim Armstrong, Charles Chao, Dele Liu and Neil Shen on how social media is changing business. Fortune Global Forum Viewpoint: How Social Media Is Changing Business Discussion leaders: Tim Armstrong, Chairman and CEO, AOL Charles Chao, President and CEO, SINA Corporation Dele Liu, President, Youku Tudou Neil Shen, Founding Managing...
Transcript: Fortune Global Forum: Tim Armstrong

HTC's Peter Chou Takes Stage With AOL's Tim Armstrong To Push BlinkFeed And Their Mobile Content Effort

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HTC has been struggling to get an edge against market leader Samsung when it comes to getting critical mass in Android smartphones, so during today’s launch of HTC’s newest HTC One flagship phone, the company took another route beyond hardware to promote itself, with introduction of BlinkFeed, a new service...
HTC's Peter Chou Takes Stage With AOL's Tim Armstrong To Push BlinkFeed And Their Mobile Content Effort
Here's The Surprise Winner From Marissa Mayer Taking Over Yahoo (AOL, YHOO)

AOL Promotes CFO Artie Minson To COO, Puts Him In Charge Of Three Major Divisions (AOL)

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AOL CFO Artie Minson got a promotion today, becoming the company's COO. In his new role he's overseeing three business divisions: Advertising, Content, and Mail. He's going to have to figure out to get the company growing. AOL is looking for a new CFO to fill his old slot. Here's...
AOL Promotes CFO Artie Minson To COO, Puts Him In Charge Of Three Major Divisions (AOL)

AOL's Earnings Are Light, But Revenue and Ad Sales Are On Track

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This looks like a pretty good performance from AOL: Tim Armstrong’s Internet company came in a couple pennies light on earnings in its Q1, but hit its revenue marks. As important: Its underlying numbers look pretty good. AOL earned 32 cents a share on revenue of $538 million; the Street...
AOL's Earnings Are Light, But Revenue and Ad Sales Are On Track

Memes Of TechCrunch Disrupt New York

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When you’re stuck for three days in a big warehouse with the same group of smart people talking about the future of tech innovation over and over and over again (+beer), you start getting really silly. And some of the unique circumstances of year’s TechCrunch Disrupt New York have given...
Memes Of TechCrunch Disrupt New York

With AOL Set to Report Q2 Earnings Tomorrow, Tim Armstrong's Feeling Closer to Fine (Video)

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When I was in New York last week, I got a chance to sit down with AOL CEO Tim Armstrong, the former not-Marissa-Mayer Googler, to talk about how it’s going in his thankless efforts to turn the New York-based Internet company around. Unlike Mayer, who is just getting started...
With AOL Set to Report Q2 Earnings Tomorrow, Tim Armstrong's Feeling Closer to Fine (Video)

Associated Content: Hey, We Were Here First!

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Demand Media and AOL’s Seed project have been getting lots of attention lately, in part because they’ve both become poster children (although Demand more so than Seed) for the idea of a digital “content factory” — a virtual sweatshop filled with people toiling at terminals for pennies a day,...
Associated Content: Hey, We Were Here First!
AOL COO Artie Minson Is Leaving, Susan Lyne Is New CEO Of 'Brands' (AOL)

AOL Hires A CMO For Ad.com (AOL)

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Allie Savarino Kline is the new CMO of Ad.com, AOL's consistently successful ad network. AOL recently canned its corporate level CMO, Jolie Hunt, after she was on the job for just a few months. During a recent interview here at BI HQ, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong said the reason he...
AOL Hires A CMO For Ad.com (AOL)

The Meeting To Decide AOL's Fate Starts RIGHT NOW (AOL)

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AOL's proxy fight with a huge investor, Starboard Partners, is about to be decided. In fact, the company is holding its annual shareholder meeting right now. AOL CEO Tim Armstrong and his board look pretty safe to us. The company's stock is up 80% year-to-date. After the meeting Armstrong is hosting...
The Meeting To Decide AOL's Fate Starts RIGHT NOW (AOL)

AOL's new publisher tool to compete with Google, Armstrong says its back in "ad tech game"

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AOL today announced a new product for publishers called Marketplace, which integrates various elements of its ad tech platforms. The move comes as AOL redoubles its efforts to bring in revenue unrelated to its legacy copper wire business. “This gets us back into the ad tech game in a serious manner,”...
AOL's new publisher tool to compete with Google, Armstrong says its back in "ad tech game"

AOL's Patents Are Only Worth $290 Million, Says Firm

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The ~800 patents that AOL's trying to sell are worth about $290 million, reports the New York post, citing patent advisory firm M-Cam. That's not nothing, but it's also a far cry from the $1 billion that some AOL shareholders were hoping for. To put the number in perspective,...
AOL's Patents Are Only Worth $290 Million, Says Firm
AOL revenue is showing signs of life, except where it counts

Scott Thompson's First Big Move At Yahoo Is Turning Into A Disaster (YHOO, AOL, MSFT)

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New Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson's first big move was to try to shake down Facebook with a number of bogus-sounding patents claiming that Yahoo had invented aspects of social networking and online advertising. We say "try to shake down" because the shakedown seems to be failing. Facebook's first move after being sued...
Scott Thompson's First Big Move At Yahoo Is Turning Into A Disaster (YHOO, AOL, MSFT)

Yahoo Hires Longtime McKinsey Exec DeVine to Head Global Ops

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According to an internal memo and now on his LinkedIn profile, Yahoo has just hired longtime McKinsey exec John DeVine as SVP of global operations. He has worked in the marketing and sales practice at the consulting firm since 1999 and has been an advocate there of “how companies...
Yahoo Hires Longtime McKinsey Exec DeVine to Head Global Ops
Marissa Mayer's Plan To Shrink Yahoo Is Terrible, Says Top Tech Industry Brain (YHOO)
AOL's Plan To Steal TV Ad Dollars Is Totally Working

Google Just Picked This Guy To Run Motorola (GOOG)

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Google has selected Dennis Woodside, Google's President of Americas operations, to be CEO of Motorola Mobility, Bloomberg reports. Woodside was selected to be Tim Armstrong's replacement as head of U.S. sales when Armstrong left to become CEO of AOL. Please follow SAI on Twitter and Facebook.Join the conversation about...
Google Just Picked This Guy To Run Motorola (GOOG)

The Morning Lowdown 2-2-12

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Some of the stories people are talking about this morning: »  Facebook files $5 billion IPO (paidContent). 2.7 billion daily likes and other key numbers from the S-1 (paidContent). »  Facebook’s IPO: The next Google? (NSDQ: GOOG) Or the next Groupon? (NSDQ: GRPN) (Wired) »  Tumblr hires writers to...
The Morning Lowdown 2-2-12

Tim Marches On: AOL Turns in Solid Q4 Earnings, With First Year-Over-Year Growth in Eight Years

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AOL said it earned 41 cents a share, or $35.7 million in net income, in the fourth quarter, which was right on target with what Wall Street analysts had expected. That was a significant rise from last year, when the New York-based Internet portal earned 23 cents, or $22.8...
Tim Marches On: AOL Turns in Solid Q4 Earnings, With First Year-Over-Year Growth in Eight Years

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”

Way To Go, Tim! (Are You Paying Attention, Yahoo?) (AOL, YHOO)

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AOL just announced that it will sell 800 patents to Microsoft for $1 billion cash. Way to go, Tim Armstrong!  Attention Yahoo's Scott Thompson: this is how you make big money off a patent portfolio without poisoning your rep in Silicon Valley (and getting counter-sued in the process). Please...
Way To Go, Tim! (Are You Paying Attention, Yahoo?) (AOL, YHOO)
Arianna Huffington’s billion-dollar Kickstarter idea

More AOL Tech Moves: HuffPo Tech Head Tim Dierks Out After 5 Months

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Yet more change at embattled AOL: Tim Dierks, the top engineer at its Huffington Post Media Group unit, is out, less than six months after he joined the company. AOL tech SVP Michael Manos will replace him, at least temporarily. Dierks left Google to work for Tim Armstrong and Arianna...
More AOL Tech Moves: HuffPo Tech Head Tim Dierks Out After 5 Months

AOL may never be able to patch up Patch

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The internet company has placed high hopes -- and lots of cash -- in its hyperlocal news venture. But, with just a few sites actually turning a profit, the numbers may never add up. FORTUNE -- It was supposed to be a savior. AOL's hyperlocal news venture Patch was created...
AOL may never be able to patch up Patch

REPORT: AOL To Fire Hundreds (AOL)

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PandoDaily's Sarah Lacy reports that AOL will fire hundreds people in the next week.  We're reaching out to sources to confirm. If you have information email me at Nicholas@businessinsider.com or call 727 507 1699. In the meantime, read this story about a big expensive party AOL just threw for...
REPORT: AOL To Fire Hundreds (AOL)

Tim Armstrong Gives His Passionate Defense Of AOL's Decision To Spend Millions On Patch (AOL)

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The most controversial thing about Tim Armstrong's tenure as CEO of AOL is his decision to go all-in with Patch, the network of hyper local sites. It seems to be a total disaster. AOL is burning millions and getting almost nothing in return. Speaking to investors at an Internet...
Tim Armstrong Gives His Passionate Defense Of AOL's Decision To Spend Millions On Patch (AOL)
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