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AOL, Content King? How the Original New Media Success Hopes to Do it Again

Christopher Cocca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Christopher Cocca

Whether the generation raised on AOL: ISP as internet aquarium will bite at AOL:content king remains to be seen, but the acquisition of The Huffington Post certainly brings the company closer to its long-lost users than it has been for a while.

Ted Turner Passed Money Around "Like a Joint"; Wishes He Could Reclaim "Fluffy" CNN | Brett Pulley and Anita Sharpe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Oct. 16 (Bloomberg) -- Ted Turner, the cable television pioneer who became one of the richest Americans, recalls the pain of losing his job at Time Wa...

AOL Joins the Internet Party

Jarvis Coffin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jarvis Coffin

Un-encumbered by the weighty media assets of Time Warner, AOL has discovered the joys of smallness online, and the ability to publish freely according to the range of human interests and emotions.

Time Warner Gets Well-Timed Tax Break In AOL Spinoff

Fortune | Allan Sloan Senior Editor at Large | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Time Warner's plan to distribute AOL stock to its shareholders in a tax-free transaction is benefiting from a little-noticed change last year in the r...

AOL SPINOFF: Time Warner Board Approves Plans

Yahoo! Finance | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) -- Time Warner Inc. says its board has approved plans to spin off AOL, the company's lagging Internet unit. The New York company, whi...

AOL Blows Up Another Sales Executive

Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Warner

Once again Time Warner and AOL top brass blow up an ad-sales exec rather than take responsibility for their own stupidity.

Spurned Microsoft Only Had Eyes For Yahoo

Reuters | Matt Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Microsoft Corp's CEO said the company will not seek to make a spate of other Internet acquisitions in the wake of its failed bid for Yahoo Inc, the Fi...

"Bagels With Billary"

Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Warner

Think of it, Bagels With Billary, a morning show simulcast with Katie Couric as hostess and either Bill or Hillary or both talking with each other or to other celebrities. Who wouldn't go on their show?

Time Warner CEO Open To AOL Merger Deal

New York Times | SAUL HANSELL, LOUISE STORY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

AOL, the company that introduced millions of people to the Internet, has tried to reinvent itself many times. The latest effort, like those before it,...

Time Warner's Days As World's Largest Media Company May Soon Be Over

Bloomberg | Gillian Wee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Jeffrey Bewkes, who takes over as chief executive officer of Time Warner Inc. next week, may be measured by how quickly he can dismantle the world's l...