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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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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...
  2. The Millennial Generation 2013

    Part two: voices of a generation. From activists in Egypt to the unemployed in Spain, ...
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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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,...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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,...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. August 7, 2013

    AOL bets on ad shift to online TV with takeover of Adap.tv

    AOL is paying $405m for a digital video advertising platform in a bet that marketers will transfer tens of billions of...

  19. August 7, 2013

    Financials drop as S&P 500 falls again

    Financial and consumer discretionary stocks fell on the second straight day of a broad sell-off in US stocks, with fashion...

  20. August 6, 2013

    Q&A: Washington Post sale

    Jeff Bezos, the chief executive of Amazon, stunned the media world on Monday when he announced that he was buying the...

  21. July 19, 2013

    Sun Valley: the ultimate dress-down showcase

    It’s been almost a week but I am still processing the succession of outfits that appeared on the great and good at the...

  22. July 16, 2013

    Yahoo: say hello to the AOL model

    What a ride it has been for a former Google star who is trying to right the ship at a fallen 90s tech star. Marissa Mayer at...

  23. July 11, 2013

    Ad tech industry heads for shake-up as boom time ends

    Collective, one of the largest independent digital advertising start-ups, has secured $50m of financing, as analysts and...

  24. July 2, 2013

    Bebo founders buy back social network for $1m

    The founders of Bebo who sold the social networking site to AOL for $850m in 2008 have bought it back for $1m, hoping to...

  25. June 7, 2013

    US spying scandal: reality checked

    One of the sillier modern ideas is that companies are more powerful and important than nation states. Arguments for this...

  26. June 7, 2013

    Obama defends surveillance tactics

    Barack Obama defended two secret programmes that allow the US to collect telephone records and emails on Friday amid...

  27. The World

    June 7, 2013

    The Prism programme explained

    The US government’s secret internet surveillance programme, codenamed Prism, began when the National Security Agency signed...

  28. FT Alphaville

    June 7, 2013

    The 6am Cut London

    Bear market for the Nikkei. The index entered bear territory after the strong yen pushed it down more than 1.3 per cent on...

  29. June 5, 2013

    Transition: Technology puts power in the hands of the many

    Few “millennials” – or the generation aged between 18 and 33 – can remember a time when technology has not been a...

  30. June 4, 2013

    Amazon set to sell $800m in ads

    Amazon’s advertising business is forecast to generate over $800m of revenue this year as the online retailer uses its...

  31. May 21, 2013

    Instant Bloomberg not going to fade away yet

    If a single function can be said to justify the $20,000 annual cost of a Bloomberg terminal, it is probably Instant...

  32. May 20, 2013

    Mayer out to rewrite Yahoo’s history

    With her $1.1bn acquisition of Tumblr, Marissa Mayer, Yahoo chief executive, is betting that she can do a better job than...

  33. May 13, 2013

    Algorithms threaten to end ‘Mad Men’ era of TV ads

    Television networks are this week rolling out the red carpet for dozens of celebrities and hundreds of advertisers attending...

  34. May 8, 2013

    AOL targets chunk of TV advertising dollars

    Internet companies for years have pointed to the large sums advertisers spend on television commercials as business they...

  35. May 8, 2013

    Wall St continues positive run

    Wall Street stocks helped fuel the continuing rally that has lifted the US market to record levels, with Electronic Arts...

  36. May 6, 2013

    Facebook looks to video ads as it seeks new revenue streams

    Facebook is set to launch video advertising in its newsfeed in July as it looks to new revenue streams to bolster its share...

  37. April 28, 2013

    Huffington Post rolls out in Germany

    The Huffington Post is planting its flag in Germany, striking a partnership with Burda’s Tomorrow Focus to bring its mix of...

  38. April 24, 2013

    Online video: Web of creativity means greater opportunities to boost sales

    There is a new kid on the block in the advertising world, with online video evolving rapidly and audiences on the rise....

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