• AOL, Time, Inc

    That acquisition was chosen… poorly.

    Time Warner CEO Richard Parsons announced that a decision on the fate of AOL will be made by year’s end. Parsons talked about his large controversial unit on a webcast given at a Merrill Lynch U.S. media conference in London, claiming that in terms of AOL’s refocused online ad sales engine business model “we’re in […]

    / Jun 7, 2007 at 3:20 PM
  • AOL, Time, Inc

    Over $100bn in goodwill write-downs means never having to say you’re sorry

    Or does it? Steve Case keeps apologizing for the whole AOL/Time Waner debacle, this time in a graudation speech at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor (watch here). Contrast that speech with this blast from the past (just look at the movies that are “Now Playing” in the […]

    / May 25, 2007 at 1:30 PM
  • AOL

    The Axe Falls on Maureen Govern

    Maureen Govern is down and out at AOL. The Chief Technology Officer ran the division responsible for inadvertently releasing search data for more than a half a millions Internet users, has resigned from the company. She’s being replaced by her predecessor, John McKinley. Poor Maureen barely got a chance to get her feet wet at […]

    / Aug 21, 2006 at 5:12 PM
  • AOL

    Would you use AOL even if they gave it away?

    There’s something a little embarrassing when someone gives you their email address and it ends with “” It’s like meeting a new acquaintance who has his fly down. Do you tell them? Now word comes that AOL CEO Jonathan Miller has a plan to stem the continuing decline in AOL’s subscriber base—he wants to give […]

    / Jul 6, 2006 at 10:11 AM

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