AOL wants to give marketers more interactive pre-roll ads

AOL Corp. recently made a major investment in its programmatic marketing platform, and now the web services company is bringing marketers new tools to make their pre-roll video ads more engaging and interactive.

Published on: July 24th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Remember AOL? They’ve launched a programmatic marketing platform

Internet users of a certain age will remember America Online for its ubiquitous compact discs offering 100 hours of free Internet. Today, marketers may come to know AOL as a programmatic marketing platform.

Published on: April 16th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

YouTube holds 20% of video ad market, but AOL and Yahoo are moving up

YouTube may be one of the most well-known video platforms among consumers and advertisers alike – but platforms like AOL and Yahoo are moving in, and they want a piece of that market,

Published on: September 11th, 2014 Candice So

Major tech brands form coalition in response to PRISM leaks

In the wake of government surveillance programs leaked by National Securities Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden, major tech industry firms are forming a coalition and calling on governments worldwide - starting with the

Published on: December 9th, 2013 Brian Jackson

AOL’s latest acquisition highlights importance of online video

AOL Corp. made a bold move today to show it is serious about competing for the online video audience, with the acquisition of California-based Adap.tv for a total of $405 million. On the

Published on: August 7th, 2013 Candice So

AOL launches new Alto email tool

AOL (yes, AOL) has released a beta version of a new email tool called Alto. According to our source story from PCAdvisor, Alto helps users visuallyorganize email more easily. For example, you can drag

Published on: October 18th, 2012 Christine Wong

Facebook buys $550M in AOL patents from Microsoft

Microsoft and Facebook, which have struck a variety of business, technology and advertising agreements in recent years, announced on Monday a deal related to patents AOL recently sold.As part of the deal, Facebook

Published on: April 23rd, 2012 John Ribeiro

Ailing AOL sells patents to Microsoft for $1 billion

AOL has entered into a definitive agreement to sell over 800 of its patents and their related patent applications to Microsoft, it said Monday.The sale of patents and a non-exclusive license to its

Published on: April 9th, 2012 John Ribeiro

AOL Instant Messenger preview version rife with privacy risks, watchdog warns

Digital rights watchdog Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is advising users of AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) not to upgrade to the next version of the instant messaging application because its features expose them to

Published on: January 5th, 2012 Lucian Constantin

Replacing Steve Jobs: lessons learned from other tech CEO transitions

Now that Steve Jobs has stepped down as Apple's CEO, it's an understatement to say that his successor, Apple COO Tim Cook, has mighty big shoes to fill. Cook--who Jobs singled out to

Published on: September 7th, 2011 Eric Mack

Accelerated: TechStars harnesses the power of mentorship

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette Throughout this series, we have often referenced startup accelerators and the important role they play in the commercialization ecosystem, as well as where government support fits into the

Published on: July 25th, 2011 Francis Moran

Yahoo, AOL Canada battle for Web advertisers

Small businesses advertising on the Web are starting to get more reasons to look beyond Google as Yahoo Canada and AOL Canada ramp up efforts north of the 49th parallel.Both big names that

Published on: February 10th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Improve online chat with these 8 free downloads

The world of instant messaging is crowded and becoming even more so. It began with ICQ (does anybody use it today?), which was closely followed by AIM, MSN Messenger and Yahoo Messenger. More

Published on: February 2nd, 2009 Howard Wen

The “Scunthorpe Problem” – unfortunate names subject to Web censorship

The Internet is full of filth. From "barely legal babes" to barely avoidable male-enhancement spam, something risqué seems to be lurking around every corner online. Yet in an age where amateur action may

Published on: December 11th, 2008 JR Raphael