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    1. FT Alphaville

      November 11, 2014

      This is Shingy. When's the crash?

      Performance art, the personification of a tech bubble or just a cry for help from an existentially challenged AOL? From the...

    2. October 31, 2014

      Richard Waters: Silicon Valley – the view ahead

      Seen from the peak of one of Silicon Valley’s intermittent booms, the view ahead always looks clear and unobstructed. Things...

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    1. Digital and Social Media Marketing 2013

      Ever-growing online outlets offer marketers more varied points of contact and fresh fo...
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    1. October 31, 2014

      Silicon valley: start-up founders under pressure

      Weekdays at 5.30am or sometimes earlier, Ryan Hoover rolls out of bed in San Francisco and starts to worry. His start-up,...

    2. September 29, 2014

      Yahoo: nothing to celebrate

      Riding on others’ coattails never ends well. While Yahoo’s share price soared in the past two years on anticipation of...

    3. September 26, 2014

      Activist urges Yahoo to merge with AOL

      Starboard Value, a US activist investor, has called on Yahoo to explore a strategic tie-up with AOL as a way to reduce the...

    4. August 22, 2014

      Huffington Post to launch in India

      The Huffington Post will launch an Indian version of its news and commentary website in November, in the latest step of the...

    5. August 18, 2014

      Online ad group valued above $1bn in fundraising

      Allegations of fake eyeballs and robotic banditry have not damped investor appetite for digital advertising, with online ad...

    6. August 6, 2014

      Strong advertising sales boost AOL results

      Strong advertising sales boosted AOL’s second-quarter revenue but higher costs weighed on profit at the US internet company....

    7. August 5, 2014

      Huffington Post to launch Arabic-language edition

      The Huffington Post is teaming up with the former head of Al Jazeera to launch an Arabic-language edition targeting a...

    8. July 17, 2014

      When investors are complacent, stupid deals happen

      When investors are complacent, stupid deals happen. Time Warner and AOL merged at the height of the dotcom bubble in 2000,...

    9. July 17, 2014

      Jeff Bewkes has Time on his side in media fight

      Jeff Bewkes knows a few things about failed media mega mergers. In 2000, as an executive at Time Warner, he argued in vain...

    10. July 16, 2014

      Bewkes not certain that bigger is better

      Jeff Bewkes is reported to wash his hands assiduously after greeting acquaintances – and the Time Warner chief executive’s...

    11. July 16, 2014

      Four reasons why Fox wants Time Warner

      Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox has offered $80bn for Time Warner – setting up the possibility of the world’s biggest...

    12. FT Alphaville

      July 16, 2014

      Time Warner rejects

      Statement here, and it is more than boilerplate. The Board is confident that continuing to execute its strategic plan will...

    13. June 23, 2014

      No pay? You must be joking

      Charlie Hoehn attributes much of his career success as a marketing strategist to one thing: his willingness to work for...

    14. May 27, 2014

      Marketers are all over the shop

      It is enough to make anyone’s head spin. Rocket Fuel boasts that its artificial intelligence delivers real-time advertising...

    15. May 8, 2014

      AOL / Yahoo: like its 1999

      Digital advertisers prefer Facebook and Twitter to AOL and Yahoo. Investors should feel the precise opposite. AOL shares...

    16. FT Alphaville

      May 8, 2014

      The Closer

      FURTHER FURTHER READING - Martin Wolf hosts a BBC4 show on the future of work. - Lydia DePillis on how immigration helps...

    17. May 7, 2014

      AOL spooks investors on turnround plans as shares fall 20%

      AOL shares tumbled more than 20 per cent after the internet company missed first-quarter earnings expectations, spooking...

    18. April 18, 2014

      Digital video leaps from tablet to TV

      Digital video is making a leap from the tablet to the television. A growing number of US homes are utilising streaming...

    19. April 18, 2014

      Online originals face battle to win over advertisers’ hearts

      Jerry Seinfeld rides in cars with comedians; Sarah Jessica Parker goes behind the scenes of the New York City Ballet; Seth...

    20. March 26, 2014

      AOL to offer one-stop media buying shop

      AOL will soon become the first major digital media company to give marketers a “one-stop shop” for buying ads across...

    21. February 9, 2014

      Dealmaking is back – up to a point

      This column goes to press early, so it is written without knowledge of whether we are upon another “Merger Monday”. Deals...

    22. February 6, 2014

      Media groups split by tech-driven ad buying

      The rapid adoption of technology-driven ad buying is leading to a tale of two cities in the media business. At AOL, total...

    23. January 24, 2014

      Goldman weighs ban on message services

      Goldman Sachs is considering imposing a ban on traders using some third-party computer-messaging services, in a move to...

    24. FT Tech Hub

      January 16, 2014

      Yahoo's ad business in five ever smaller numbers

      Yahoo has lost its chief operating officer who was in charge of steering the internet company’s advertising business, as it...

    25. January 15, 2014

      AOL strikes deal over Patch network

      AOL has struck a deal to create a joint venture with investment firm Hale Global for its Patch network of local sites,...

    26. January 9, 2014

      Huffington Post to launch global digital publication

      The Huffington Post is launching a new global digital media publication that aims to “connect the world and connect the...

    27. January 5, 2014

      Gongs for guff that reach new levels of flannel

      Each January for the past eight years I have handed out prizes to the finest, freshest examples of corporate guff spoken or...

    28. Business Blog

      December 16, 2013

      Golden Flannel Day 4: COC spouting bull

      Today’s prize is for a person, not for a word. It is awarded to a big-name CEO who in the course of 2013 has shown...

    29. December 9, 2013

      Google and Facebook call for end to US spy agencies’ data mining

      Leading US technology companies, including Apple, Google and Facebook, have called on Washington to stop spy agencies from...

    30. November 18, 2013

      US taps crowds for seed capital

      To its proponents, it is the beginning of a new era of public investment in the small businesses and innovation that drive...

    31. November 5, 2013

      AOL feels pressure to hit profitability at Patch network

      The clock is ticking for AOL to reach profitability at its network of local sites known as Patch. Tim Armstrong, the chief...

    32. September 24, 2013

      Architecture: Designs on immortality

      The skyscraper index, long discussed but never formally introduced, is one of the great irreverent economic indicators. The...

    33. August 16, 2013

      AOL chief ‘you’re fired’ gaffe goes viral

      It was the firing heard around the world. “Abel, put that camera down right now. Abel, you’re fired. Out,” Tim Armstrong,...

    34. August 16, 2013

      Week in Review, August 17

      A round-up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Corporate person in the news: Tim...

    35. FT Tech Hub

      August 14, 2013

      AOL chief apologises for public firing

      Tim Armstrong, chief executive of AOL, has apologized to employees of the internet company for firing an employee last week...

    36. August 11, 2013

      Tiny screens are growing in importance for television viewers

      Television viewers are trading the small screen for the tiny screen, with a growing proportion of smartphone owners watching...

    37. August 9, 2013

      Slimmed down groups attract new admirers

      Breaking up can be a relief. Since News Corp split itself in two in June, shares in the film and television business that...

    38. FT Tech Hub

      August 9, 2013

      Bebo’s video – another tech founder has the last laugh

      It takes some nerve to sell a company for $850m and then describe it as “the biggest repository of online cock and balls...

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