Archive: AOL

Early Briefing: Yahoo Talks To AOL

*Yahoo reached out to AOL to gauge whether the Internet pioneer might be interested in some form of partnership. The move follows Yahoo's formal rejection of Microsoft's $44 billion takeover offer. Some analysts speculated that Yahoo may be try to gain some leverage in its negotiations with the Company That...

By Dan Beyers | February 12, 2008; 07:53 AM ET | Comments (0)

Time Warner Splitting Up AOL Amid Losses

By Zachary A. Goldfarb Time Warner said today it is splitting its AOL division into an online advertising unit and a dial-up access unit, a move many analysts expect could lead to the sale of the access business. It was the first announcement of plans for AOL by new Time...

By Dan Beyers | February 6, 2008; 02:00 PM ET | Comments (7)

Early Briefing: AOL Cuts Back On Local Donations

Here's some of the local business stories in today's newspaper: AOL stopped its annual pledge to Greater D.C. Cares and cut funding of the Loudoun Summer Music Fest. (Photo By Tracy A. Woodward -- The Washington Post) * AOL is scaling back its philanthropic contributions in the Washington region as...

By Dan Beyers | December 18, 2007; 07:13 AM ET | Comments (1)

AOL Chief Details Layoffs

AOL chief executive Randy Falco notified employees today of the company's plans to lay off 2,000 employees. The Associated Press is reporting that about 750 staff positions will be cut from Northern Virginia offices, including the former headquarters in Dulles; 1,200 total in the U.S. According to an e-mail Falco...

By Dan Beyers | October 15, 2007; 12:22 PM ET | Comments (0)

AOL's HR Chief Steps Down

Lance Miyamoto, executive vice president and head of human resources at Dulles-based AOL, said in a brief interview tonight he has departed the company. Intense speculation surfaced online that AOL was gearing up for a round of layoffs after a picture appeared claiming to show a stockpile of packing supplies...

By Dan Beyers | October 12, 2007; 07:19 PM ET | Comments (5)

Is Instant Messaging Morphing into Facebook?

AOL released AIM 6.5 today with extra features that will give online buddies more ways to socialize over the popular instant messaging service. Highlights include: AIM Tunes, the application's main new plug-in, lets buddies listen to each other's music over the Web for free. Of course, this Internet radio-like feature...

By Dan Beyers | October 3, 2007; 04:33 PM ET | Comments (1)

AOL's Move Is The Talk Of Dulles

AOL chief executive Randy Falco e-mailed employees yesterday to tell them the company would be moving its headquarters to New York. "I know this change raises questions for many of you, not all of which I can answer here," he wrote. "Suffice it to say that for most of you,...

By Dan Beyers | September 17, 2007; 08:09 PM ET | Comments (0)

AOL Software to Help Redskins Fans Connect

The Washington Redskins have turned to AOL for a little help in tapping the social networking phenomenon that's sweeping the Internet -- just in time for this Sunday's kickoff against Miami. Under an agreement announcd this afternoon, AOL will operate a service called Redskins Connect on the team's official Web...

By Mike Shepard | September 5, 2007; 08:19 PM ET | Comments (0)

Film Backed by Leonsis to Hit Theaters Dec. 12

HBO Documentary Films and THINKFilm will distribute the documentary "Nanking" in U.S. theaters beginning Dec. 12 this year, according to an announcement by HBO today. The film will appear on HBO after its public run. Nanking, produced by AOL Vice Chairman Ted Leonsis, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier...

By Mike Shepard | August 15, 2007; 05:11 PM ET | Comments (1)

AOL Introduces myAOL

AOL is testing a new site it is calling myAOL that allows users to organize and personalize their online content and includes an interesting new search service. The new myAOL is really three different tabbed pages. The first, myPage, is a personalized portal of sorts where a user can arrange...

By Dan Beyers | July 10, 2007; 05:10 PM ET | Comments (2)

Sale of U.S. Foodservice Is Completed

Royal Ahold announced today that it has completed the $7.1 billion sale of its Columbia-based U.S. Foodservice unit to two New York-based private equity firms, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Clayton Dubilier & Rice See Ahold's statement. Ahold, a Dutch grocery store operator and the owner of the Giant supermarket chain,...

By Mike Shepard | July 3, 2007; 05:09 PM ET | Comments (0)

SEC Charges Former Veritas Execs In AOL Deals

The Securities and Exchange Commission sued five former Veritas Software Corp. executives, including its chief executive, for their roles in an alleged accounting fraud at the storage-software maker. Two former execs agreed to pay a total of $278,700 to settle claims that they helped manipulate earnings through sham transactions with...

By Dan Beyers | July 3, 2007; 05:49 AM ET | Comments (0)

AOL Revamps Its Sports Site

The makeover at AOL's Web operations continues. The Dulles company is rolling out a new version of its sports site, giving it a blog-like look and adding in community content. The new site gives prominent play to the FanHouse, the company's top sports blog. The overhaul follows a similar change...

By Dan Beyers | July 2, 2007; 08:22 AM ET | Comments (0)

AOL Unveils New Instant Message and E-Mail Product

The Dulles online giant said it is beta testing a new Web mail product that combines its AIM instant message service with AOL e-mail. It's also testing something it calls the AIM WIMZI Widget that is supposed to allow "bloggers, Web site owners and consumers with social networking profiles to...

By Dan Beyers | June 28, 2007; 08:27 AM ET | Comments (0)

AOL Revamps News Site

AOL today rolled out its new overhaul of AOL News, http://news.aol.com. The site now relies on a blog format to mix traditional news with video, polls and other online programming. We checked it out early this morning and what do you think we found right at the top? Paris Hilton,...

By Dan Beyers | June 26, 2007; 08:15 AM ET | Comments (0)

Frist Aide Joins AOL

From the WSJ comes this item: The Dulles online giant named Amy Call senior director and spokesperson, in a newly created position in the corporate communications department. Call, 33, most recently served as communications director with Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist....

By Dan Beyers | June 22, 2007; 05:53 AM ET | Comments (0)

AOL Stays On The Sidelines

The WSJ reports that many Web broadcasters are turning off their music streams next Tuesday to "protest higher statutory royalty rates payable to artists. Some of the largest services, including Live 365 Inc., Pandora Media Inc. and Yahoo Inc.'s Yahoo Music, are participating in the blackout, which organizer Kurt Hanson...

By Dan Beyers | June 21, 2007; 06:42 AM ET | Comments (0)

AOL Pitches Travel Site

AOL is launching a test, or beta, version of what it is calling AOL Travel Guides. The Dulles company said the new site is "an online resource that provides detailed information on more than 1,900 national and international locations and over 100,000 hotels. Also available through AOL® Travel (http://travel.aol.com), Travel...

By Dan Beyers | June 20, 2007; 07:34 AM ET | Comments (0)

 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company