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    1. May 27, 2015

      Vox Media buys Recode in all-stock deal

      Vox Media is buying Recode, the tech-business news site founded by Silicon Valley veterans Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg,...

    2. May 17, 2015

      A harsh lesson from Tim Armstrong, AOL’s very unappealing boss

      Tim Armstrong is my favourite CEO. I can’t think of anyone else who has provided me with such rich and varied copy over the...

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    1. May 17, 2015

      Mobile ad-blocking risks becoming a barrier to innovation

      The shift in online activity from fixed-line to mobile devices has thrown up a host of winners. Advertising-funded services...

    2. May 15, 2015

      AOL / Verizon: prophets without profits

      AOL has 4,000 employees but only one Digital Prophet. That would be David Shing, or rather Shingy. He earns his six-figure...

    3. May 15, 2015

      Tech and media groups draw battle lines for mobile superiority

      Tracking the technology world’s upheavals is like studying the shifting of tectonic plates: the direction of movement may be...

    4. FT Alphaville

      May 14, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Thursday, - Choose your heterodoxy: Farmer vs. Krugman. - Behavioural econ: it’s about all people being smart...

    5. May 13, 2015

      Verizon hopes AOL will put it on front foot in mobile advertising

      “A mobile phone is almost like having a cable box in your pocket,” Tim Armstrong said in a recent interview. But the AOL...

    6. FT Alphaville

      May 13, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Senate Democrats revolted against President Barack Obama, blocking a...

    7. May 12, 2015

      Verizon dials up growth with AOL ad tools

      “You’ve got mail” just became “you’ve got a video ad”. AOL has transformed itself since its pioneering email service was...

    8. May 12, 2015

      Time Warner chief sees vindication in AOL deal with Verizon

      When Jeff Bewkes woke up to news of AOL’s sale to Verizon on Tuesday, he felt vindicated. The Time Warner chief executive...

    9. May 12, 2015

      AOL Verizon looks a lot different than AOL Time Warner

      Another technology boom, another category-busting acquisition involving AOL. But in most other respects, the deal could...

    10. May 12, 2015

      Verizon / AOL: phone tag

      Verizon is shedding mobile phone subscribers. Will easy access to the Huffington Post change the minds of subscribers...

    11. May 12, 2015

      Q&A: How Verizon was attracted to AOL

      So Verizon has “got mail” with its planned acquisition of AOL, but isn’t that a bit last century? AOL is a very different...

    12. FT Alphaville

      May 12, 2015

      From $350bn to...

      We’ll share this prime piece of pre-nuttiness, if only for those who don’t know what “AOL” is or was. DULLES, VIRGINIA and...

    13. May 12, 2015

      Verizon bets on new era in $4.4bn AOL bid

      AOL-Verizon deal AOL, the internet pioneer whose ill-fated $350bn merger with Time Warner marked the height of dotcom...

    14. May 8, 2015

      Monster sapped of energy after earnings miss

      Monster Beverage was among the worst performers on the S&P 500, after it said a deal with Coca-Cola had weighed on...

    15. May 4, 2015

      Screens collide in clash over advertising

      In the war for advertising dollars, the digital video disrupters are selling themselves as the industry they are fighting to...

    16. April 14, 2015

      AOL launches new platform for buying advertising across media

      AOL has unveiled a new platform for buying advertising across different media, as the internet company positions itself to...

    17. March 27, 2015

      Slack: taut valuation

      Remember AOL Instant Messenger? Sure you do. There is something addictive about chat applications, even if the habit is...

    18. February 11, 2015

      AOL slides after restructuring warning

      AOL failed to impress investors after posting disappointing fourth-quarter sales and adding that 2015 revenue will be...

    19. FT Alphaville

      February 10, 2015

      Are we numb to silly valuations again?

      This guest post is from Shane Leonard, CFA, CEO and co-founder of Stockflare, a financial data company. Previously he worked...

    20. January 18, 2015

      Priceline eyes shift to mobile bookings

      Darren Huston lacks the name recognition of Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer or AOL’s Tim Armstrong, but he runs an internet company of...

    21. FT Alphaville

      January 6, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am cut)

      The sell-off on Wall Street spread to Asia as the plunging oil price continued to shake global equity markets. Brent crude...

    22. December 21, 2014

      Scheduling time at work to ‘think’ is a brainless idea

      How much of their time should managers spend thinking? Tim Armstrong believes the correct answer is 10 per cent — and has...

    23. December 11, 2014

      How Juncker and Luxembourg landed Silicon Valley’s biggest catch

      Jean-Claude Juncker had a mischievous look. It was shortly before the 2004 election and Luxembourg’s premier at the time...

    24. December 9, 2014

      An à la carte menu for corporate failure

      Why do companies fail? Considering how important this question is to entrepreneurs, investors, and even society as whole, I...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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....

    32. 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...

    33. 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,...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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