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Tuesday, 27 April 2021 15:10

New Relic's new APJ CTO is Michael Fleshman

Observability specialist New Relic has appointed Michael Fleshman to the role of chief technology officer for Asia-Pacific and Japan.

Published in People Moves
Sunday, 09 October 2016 00:35

Verizon bid to get Yahoo! price lowered: report

Verizon is trying to get the price it pays for Yahoo! lowered by US$1 billion following the string of bad news that the latter has been hit with in recent weeks.

Published in Deals
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Wednesday, 13 May 2015 02:01

Verizon to buy AOL for US $4.4 Billion

US telco giant Verizon has sought to acquire US content giant AOL to create a ‘scaled digital media platform for consumers, advertisers and partners.’

Published in Deals
Wednesday, 15 January 2014 14:03

Winamp is back from the dead

Just when all hope looked lost for media player Winamp, a last minute deal between AOL and Radionomy has meant the Llama lives once again.

Published in Deals
Wednesday, 11 April 2012 08:53

Microsoft pays $US1.056b for AOL patents

Microsoft has paid AOL $US1.056b in cash for over 800 patents and non-exclusive rights to AOL's remaining patents following an auction. AOL also secured licences to use the patents being sold to Microsoft.
Published in Deals
Tuesday, 13 March 2012 22:17

Is CNN about to buy Mashable?

The rumours are strong that CNN is in final negotiations to buy the social media 'blog,' Mashable.  Just pay no attention to the rumoured price.

Published in Deals
Wednesday, 08 September 2010 17:46

Google goes OpenID - sort of

Google has started to allow the use of OpenID to simplify the process of creating a Google account.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 29 July 2009 05:29

Time Warner gets ready to spin off AOL

In preparation for turning AOL into an independent company, Time Warner formally notified the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission of its intention and bought back Google's stake in the former Internet giant.

Published in Home Tech
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Friday, 29 May 2009 00:43

Time Warner dumping AOL

After eight years of a failed marriage, Time Warner has decided that it's time for AOL to hit the road.

Published in Home Tech
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Much has been made about the supposed speed with which a Mac running Safari was pwned in the PWN2OWN competition at last week's CanSecWest security conference. But it turns out that the crack was over a year in the making.

Published in Core Dump
Thursday, 11 December 2008 06:40

Bebo Social Inbox unites disparate feeds

A new feature of AOL's Bebo social media network allows users to gather together diverse aspects of their online life. The Social Inbox unites various feeds and mail services.

Published in Networking
Wednesday, 20 August 2008 03:37

Google slays Yahoo!, tops for search satisfaction

Google is the most popular search engine by a mile. In a market where loyalties can change in an instant, it should come as no surprise that the company is way out in front on customer satisfaction too. Meanwhile nearest rival Yahoo! is stuck in an increasingly distant second place.

Published in Home Tech
Thursday, 14 August 2008 10:18

Kane is Bebo's new Mister Mobile

Social network Bebo has appointed Sean Kane as its global head of mobile.

Published in People Moves
Yahoo!'s Zimbra Desktop email and calendar software will be available through the Ubuntu partner repository.

Published in Open Source
Tuesday, 05 August 2008 11:58

AOL ready to be split up: report

Time Warner has done the groundwork needed to split AOL's dial-up Internet access operation from its advertising and content business. However, with merger rumours involving Microsoft and Yahoo! already in the air, the question is who would be interested in buying what.

Published in Strategy
Friday, 25 July 2008 04:18

Yahoo!'s Zimbra Desktop beta 3 launched

Yahoo! subsidiary Zimbra has released beta 3 of Zimbra Desktop, its new email application designed to make it simpler to work with multiple web mail accounts, even when offline. The program also includes calendaring facilities.

Published in Open Source
The Yahoo! board has reached an accommodation with investor Carl Icahn that will see one of their number step down. Hint: It's not Bostock or Yang.

Published in Strategy
Thursday, 17 July 2008 08:03

Microsoft, Yahoo! circling AOL for acquisition

The fracas over the proposed Microsoft and Yahoo! merger just got a whole lot more interesting with a willing AOL coming to the table for an acquisition or merger. Both Microsoft and Yahoo! are keen to boost their position in the Internet advertising market, something which AOL could provide.

Published in Strategy
AOL has acquired Sphere Source, a provider of contextual-search tools which offers related content to publishers. Sphere will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL as part of the company's programming division.

Published in Networking
Friday, 11 April 2008 02:31

Yahoo!'s future: MicroNewshoo! or YahAOL!?

The Yahoo! takeover story has shifted up a gear with reports that the company is trying to negotiate a tie-up with AOL, while Microsoft may bring News Corp in on its increasingly hostile bid for Yahoo!.

Published in Strategy
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