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  • Susan Lyne Steps Down as AOL Brand Chief to Head Company's New Venture Fund

    AOL announced that Susan Lyne will relinquish her role as CEO of the company's brand group to lead AOL's newly established BBG Fund focused on early-stage investments in women-led consumer Internet start-ups. "As head of AOL Brands, I had the opportunity...
  • Sun Valley: Where in the World is Marissa Mayer?

    Marissa Mayer practically sprinted away from photographers Friday at the Allen & Co. annual media and technology conference. Flanked by a security guard, the Yahoo chief refused to acknowledge calls for her to turn around, depriving shutterbugs of a...
  • AOL Buys Ad-Analytics Startup Convertro in Deal Worth Up to $101 Million

    AOL is continuing its push toward "programmatic" ad-buying platforms, announcing the acquisition of Convertro, which aims to help marketers and agencies maximize spending across online and offline media channels. The deal follows AOL's recent...
  • AOL takes 'blame Obamacare' to a new level

    AOL takes 'blame Obamacare' to a new level
    As we observed back in December, one of the solid benefits the Affordable Care Act has brought to business leaders is to give them a convenient scapegoat for their own management problems. AOL's chairman and CEO, Tim Armstrong, this week raised that...
  • A shamed AOL backs off its retirement benefit cut

    Call it a case of PR trumping HR: After days of public shaming and ridicule for his decision to cut the value of his firm's employee retirement benefit -- and his rationalization for doing so -- AOL Chairman and Chief Executive Tim Armstrong has backed...
  • AOL's Armstrong should look in the mirror

    AOL's Armstrong should look in the mirror
    When something bad happens to a rich person, it is never the rich person's fault. That's No. 1 in the chief executive officer playbook. No. 2 is that the rich person should use their greater power to make a lesser person pay the price of the bad thing...
  • Let's review a few 401 (k) basics

    When AOL CEO Tim Armstrong made a splash recently about changing (and then not-changing) the 401(k) corporate matching policy, the focus was on his rationale for the new policy. He blamed costly "distressed births" of two AOL employees ($1,000,000 each)...
  • Balancing family and work shouldn't be hazardous to your employment

    Balancing family and work shouldn't be hazardous to your employment
    Lately we’ve learned from some very powerful companies that trying to balance family and work can be hazardous to your employment. This month, AOL Chief Executive Tim Armstrong incited a firestorm when he blamed rising healthcare costs for...
  • AOL to Buy Web-Personalization Startup Gravity for $90.7 Million

    AOL announced a deal to acquire Gravity, a startup that lets Internet publishers and advertisers target content based on users' tastes and online activities, for $90.7 million. By acquiring Gravity, founded by a group of former MySpace execs, AOL...
  • AOL's Patch local news service cuts 350 jobs; additional 150 in limbo

    AOL Inc. on Friday plans to lay off 350 employees who work for the tech company's Patch local news websites, Chief Executive Officer Tim Armstrong said in a conference call with AOL staff. An additional 150 workers could lose their jobs by October,...
  • AOL reportedly in talks to buy influential tech blog TechCrunch

     
    The rumor that TechCrunch is on the block has been circulating for months. GigaOm’s Om Malik reports that TechCrunch has found a buyer in AOL. The talks could still fall apart, but Malik says sources in both camps say the announcement probably will come...
  • AOL to buy technology blog and conference business TechCrunch

     
    AOL plans to buy influential technology blog TechCrunch and other blogs in its network for an undisclosed amount. AOL Chief Executive Tim Armstrong joined TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington onstage Tuesday to make the announcement at the TechCrunch...