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AOL and Yahoo!: Fingers in Google’s Dike

AOL and Yahoo! both revolutionized the Internet. And both  have completely lost their way. Back in the 1990s, AOL introduced millions of people to email and online content. Yahoo! taught people how to find things online. Now both seem reduced … Continue reading

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AOL and Yahoo: Dance of the Dinosaurs?

It’s really hard for me to imagine a scenario where the combination of AOL and Yahoo works out well. The original reason why America Online and Yahoo! were invented — the creation of walled gardens were consumers could graze to … Continue reading

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Yahoo’s Gilford to Discuss Online TV Strategy

Yahoo! Entertainment and Lifestyle General Manager Karin Gilford will explain at Digital Media Summit on Monday how Yahoo! TV grabbed 3 million more unique visitors in April than arch rival AOL Television in April. Gilford said in a brief chat that Yahoo! climbed to the … Continue reading

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AOL/Yahoo? Not Likely

While it’s easy to see what AOL gets out of a potential merger with Yahoo!, it’s harder to see what Yahoo! gets. Digital Cities/AOL’s own former managing editor, after all, recently called the challenge of reviving AOL — 20 million … Continue reading

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NBC’s Multi-Mode Digital Distribution Mega-Strategy

I’m already confused Okay, so let me get all of this straight. NBC pulled out of iTunes because it couldn’t make enough money over there. Bye, Bye "The Office" downloads. But now,the company announces it will try its own ad-supported … Continue reading

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Yahoo Buys BlueLithium: Let the Reach Wars Begin

Consolidation in the ad network space is a necessary next step This has been a harrowing six months in the digitial ad space, with DoubleClick, aQuantive, Tacoda, RightMedia, 24/7, all getting gobbled. With today’s announcement that Yahoo! is buying behavioral … Continue reading

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This Just In…No, Wait a Minute

Can The Internet really generate new entertainment properties?     The reported cancellation of the HBO/AOL online comedy venture “This Just In” demonstrates that an age-old (for this business) question about the entertainment possibilities of the Web still have not … Continue reading

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AOL Eats Tacoda and Re-Builds Its Empire

In acquiring behavioral targeting newtork and technology Tacoda, AOL is vying to become a major player in ad sales across the Web In purchasing one of the two biggest and oldest behavioral targeting providers online, Tacoda, AOL is increasing its … Continue reading

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