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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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,...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. February 8, 2013

    AOL revenues grow after eight years

    AOL is finally starting to emerge from the ashes of its disastrous $100bn merger with Time Warner more than a decade ago,...

  11. November 6, 2012

    AOL surges on robust results

    AOL shares surged 22 per cent t0 $43.70 on Tuesday after the New York-based internet company reported a better than expected...

  12. July 25, 2012

    AOL swings to profit on patent sale

    AOL made strides in its long-hauled turnaround, surpassing Wall Street forecasts with a second-quarter profit and its lowest...

  13. July 17, 2012

    Yahoo – meet the new boss

    It is probably Warren Buffett’s most-quoted aphorism, with good reason: “When a business team with a reputation for...

  14. July 16, 2012

    AOL comes out fighting against sceptics

    Tim Armstrong was three weeks into his job as chief executive of AOL in 2009 when the head of one of the largest media...

  15. June 14, 2012

    AOL chief gains boost in director vote

    AOL has repelled a challenge from a dissident investor, as the majority of shareholders backed the internet company’s board...

  16. May 9, 2012

    Chief calls AOL undervalued after patent deal

    Investors have not fully recognised the value of AOL’s recent $1.06bn patent deal with Microsoft, AOL’s chairman and chief...

  17. April 9, 2012

    Microsoft pays $1.1bn for AOL patents

    The price of technology patents, used as ammunition in the industry’s increasingly heated round of legal battles, reached a...

  18. January 3, 2012

    Huffington Post targets global expansion

    The Huffington Post is aiming to double its global audience in the next two years through partnerships with newspapers that...

  19. November 20, 2011

    Disgruntled top talent deserts AOL

    AOL is facing an exodus of top executive and editorial talent even as the owner of the Huffington Post and TechCrunch says...

  20. November 2, 2011

    AOL chief plays down Yahoo takeover

    Tim Armstrong, chief executive of AOL, sought to quell speculation that his company might be bought by Yahoo, again playing...

  21. FT Alphaville

    October 13, 2011

    AOL chief pitches investors on Yahoo deal

    AOL chief executive Tim Armstrong has been meeting with top shareholders in the past couple of weeks to push the idea of a...

  22. October 5, 2011

    The high costs of competing in premium content

    Forget their democratic, amateur origins of aggregated newswire stories and user-generated videos of kittens. The internet’s...

  23. October 2, 2011

    AOL independence rules over deals

    “Outside the media, banking and tech worlds, people love AOL,” says Tim Armstrong, who left Google in 2009 to run the...

  24. October 2, 2011

    AOL independence rules over deals

    “Outside the media, banking and tech worlds, people love AOL,” says Tim Armstrong, who left Google in 2009 to run the...

  25. FT Alphaville

    September 15, 2011

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Thursday’s FT, John Gapper: The conflict of interest in free news What did Tim...

  26. September 14, 2011

    The conflict of interest in free news

    For a man running a small business, Michael Arrington has attracted a lot of attention in the past couple of weeks. By the...

  27. September 1, 2011

    Buy-out rumours send AOL shares higher

    Shares in AOL are up sharply since Friday on reports that the internet access and content company could be poised to go...

  28. August 9, 2011

    AOL reports second-quarter loss

    AOL reported a smaller loss for its second quarter than a year previously after advertising increased for the first time in...

  29. August 7, 2011

    AOL shares down despite turnround strategy

    Investors are punishing AOL shares as the internet access and content company prepares to report second-quarter earnings on...

  30. March 24, 2011

    Huffington Post to launch UK edition

    The Huffington Post will launch a British edition this summer, its founder Arianna Huffington announced in London on...

  31. FT Tech Hub

    March 24, 2011

    Huffington Post to launch UK edition

    The Huffington Post will launch a British edition this summer, its founder announced in London, in what could be the first...

  32. March 14, 2011

    Business diary: Jimmy Maymann

    Danish internet entrepreneur Jimmy Maymann sold Goviral, the branded online video distribution network he co-founded in...

  33. FT Alphaville

    March 11, 2011

    AOL workforce cut by 20 per cent

    AOL is axing 900 staff as chief executive Tim Armstrong continues to restructure the company to focus on content production...

  34. FT Alphaville

    March 11, 2011

    AOL slashes workforce

    AOL is laying off 900 staff as chief executive Tim Armstrong continues to restructure the company to focus on content...

  35. March 10, 2011

    AOL cuts 20% of workforce

    AOL is axing 900 staff as chief executive Tim Armstrong continues to restructure the company to focus on content production...

  36. FT Alphaville

    February 10, 2011

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Thursday’s FT, John Gapper – Huffington is right to take the cash Arianna...

  37. February 9, 2011

    Huffington is right to take the cash

    It is a tribute to the poise of Arianna Huffington that when faced on CNBC with the pertinent question – why did she and her...

  38. February 7, 2011

    Arianna Huffington’s journey to AOL

    In acquiring the Huffington Post, AOL is buying a personality as much as it is buying a business. For more than 30 years...

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