AOL's decay is slowing. But is "less bad" good enough to count as a turnaround?
Losses continue to mount for AOL, yet the online media company's chief executive sees glimmers of hope for the future.
It still has millions of subscribers, generates a decent chunk of cash and is reporting solid sales growth, but the warning signs are there. If Netflix doesn't watch out, it could be the next AOL.
One year ago at his annual TechCrunch Disrupt conference, Michael Arrington -- founder of the blog that functions as Silicon Valley's hometown newspaper -- took the stage and shocked the audience with a deal to sell his venture to AOL.
Here's some unsolicited advice for interim Yahoo CEO Tim Morse, and whoever is -- lucky? unlucky? -- enough to replace him permanently.
I'm frequently mocked for my AOL e-mail address, which calls me out as old and out of touch, the kind of person who rides the information superhighway at five miles an hour with his turn signal flashing. I'd change lanes to let you pass but -- as my e-mail address confirms -- I'm terrified of change.
The past few days have been a sob story for stocks, and AOL needs even more tissues than most.
AOL CEO Tim Armstrong said Thursday the company is cutting 200 jobs in the U.S. and 700 in India following its $315 million purchase of the Huffington Post.
CNN's Howard Kurtz talks with Kara Swisher, Felix Salmon, and Mark Potts about AOL's purchase of Huffington Post.
Looking for new ways to package its growing crop of content, Yahoo is developing an application for the iPad and Android tablets called Livestand.
AOL's purchase of The Huffington Post is the splashiest in a long line of acquisitions -- but the buying spree likely ends here. AOL had to part with almost half of its cash to secure the deal.
AOL, the online media company that has recently snatched several smaller content firms, has agreed to purchase news blog service The Huffington Post for $315 million, the two companies announced Monday.
All signs for Facebook appear to be pointing up.
Precious metals like gold and silver took center stage Monday as few investors showed a willingness to jump into the stock market fray on a day with no major economic news on tap.
AOL co-founder Steve Case -- a serial tech entrepreneur who is still actively launching new ventures -- took the stage at Business Insider's Ignition conference Friday to discuss Web upstarts and reflect on his own battered legacy.
There's a lot of talk lately about e-mail.
Facebook is launching a new product barrage aimed at capturing the heart of its 500 million users' digital lives: their inboxes.
As countless print- or TV-based news organizations continue their descent, the future of the news business still seems curiously bright.
Hooray for Yahoo! It's finally beating Google at something.
U.S. stocks were poised to open slightly lower Monday as investors shift their focus to the global economic picture.
With buyout rumors and CEO criticism swirling, Yahoo needs a stellar earnings report on Tuesday to silence its doubters.
AOL is approaching its first birthday as an independent company -- a year it's spent trying to shed its reputation as an outdated Internet portal.
TechCrunch said Tuesday it has agreed to be acquired by AOL, a deal that came together quickly after rumors of the negotiations leaked.
The Senate fails to advance a bill that includes the repeal of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy.
AOL sold social network Bebo to a private investment group for an undisclosed sum on Thursday, after buying it for $850 million just two years ago.
AOL Inc. shares plunged Wednesday after the Internet company reported declining sales and a dwindling subscriber base.
In its first quarterly filing since splitting from Time Warner, AOL Inc. said Wednesday that it swung to a profit in the fourth quarter from a year earlier.
AOL is back. Should you buy it?
It was a mammoth deal that, in the heady days of the dotcom boom, seemed like a perfect union.
AOL begins a new chapter Thursday, a day after it completes its spinoff from one of the worst mergers of all time. The question on everyone's mind is: What will the newly single AOL look like?
AOL plans to cut one-third of its workforce after its spin-off from Time Warner is completed, the Internet media company announced Thursday in a government filing.
Have you ever walked across a hot asphalt parking lot, and, with each step, dreaded the moment you have to open the car door and climb into an oven? That hot summer sun: we love it, we hate it. But who enjoys burning their hammies, their hands, and every other body part that makes contact with a car's interior on a hot summer day? The good news is that I am the "Sultan of Cool," bearing tips to help you keep your car cool during the summer.
Automotive expert Tom Torbjornsen answers a question about how to diagnose an exhaust problem and what to do about it.
If you have a heavy foot and may travel a bit over the speed limit, you might want to keep an eye out for these popular police car models.
There are two good ways to buy your new car or truck at a reasonable low price and avoid all of the negotiating games and hassles:
It was Jeff Bewkes who famously spoke up in an internal management meeting in 2002 and burst the bubble on AOL's friendly 2001 takeover of Time Warner, which was supposed to create a digital media juggernaut. "This is bull----", said Bewkes, who ran the conglomerate's HBO division, interrupting Steve Case, the Internet entrepreneur who had become chairman of what was then called AOL Time Warner. "The only problem in this construct is AOL."
Car expert Tom Torbjornsen answers a letter from a auto owner:
Regardless of whether you're talking politics or automotive technologies, the voting and driving public often gravitates to what's new and fresh.
Car expert Tom Torbjornsen answers a letter from a auto owner:
I'm sure you've probably heard this before. "Your shocks and (or) struts are blown and need replacing." You are quoted some astronomical price and you immediately ask yourself, "How important are these things ... do I really need to replace them?" These are good questions that deserve our attention.
Which star do you most associate with car-chase movies: Steve McQueen or Michael Caine? Gene Hackman or Burt Reynolds?
A small bodywork scratch: $1,500. An exhaust valve replacement: $3,500. A new trunk-release switch cover: $150.
Basketball phenom LeBron James has one. As does actor Matt Dillon. So, famously, does politician Al Gore's son.
Car leasing is a lot like renting an apartment; you pay a monthly fee to use it but don't own it -- and aren't making payments toward ownership. The leased vehicle remains the property of the lessor -- the company that issued the lease.
Congratulations. You've successfully negotiated the purchase price of your new or used car or truck. You've made a great deal.
Recently, Consumer Reports magazine issued its list of best and worst used cars, and divvied them up by price range.
When the economy goes into a downward spiral like it currently is, people scramble to find ways to save money, but it seems there's always a catch.
If your steak is undercooked (or just plain mangy) you can always send it back -- or at least get a refund.
It's been quite a year as far as fuel prices are concerned. From a high north of $4 a gallon all the way down to a sub-$2 a gallon, motorists can be forgiven for wondering what the heck is going on in one of the least avoidable places to do business -- the gas station.
"Isn't it covered under my warranty?" This question is asked thousands of times a day in dealership service departments around the country.
Ever wonder what goes into the making of that round, black, rubber thing that holds air, we refer to as a tire? To the casual observer all tires look the same, but there's a lot more to it than meets the eye ...
With the explosive growth of the light truck segment as well as the impending onslaught of winter, I thought it would be fitting to write about four-wheel drive systems. There are a few different types available; and there are special maintenance practices that might cause some confusion. So let's get enlightened!
Collecting cars is an expensive hobby. Here's a twist: Buy a new car today that will be worth a fortune as a collectible years from now.
The headline of this article illustrates the feeling people get when they encounter small, annoying maladies in their vehicles.
For those of you who are schoolteachers, you will understand what I am about to relate.
Most passenger vehicles are coming out with ABS, otherwise known as Antilock brakes. Let's take a look at their design and function.
Beyond acquiring basic car control skills -- and exercising good judgment behind the wheel -- there are a few basic rules for safe driving that everyone should know -- and follow:
A little yellow warning light appeared on the dash of my minitruck restoration project over the summer.
An internal combustion engine relies on regular maintenance of various systems to continue running trouble free.
Whether you are a newly licensed driver, a veteran behind the wheel or a lucky person who's avoided tickets all your years, the fear that you will be pulled over for a first-time infraction probably haunts you.
Law enforcement officials in six states can now give you a ticket for talking on your cell phone while driving, so that hands-free device you should be using for your cell phone is going to become your best friend.
Small cars continue to be hot sellers among buyers looking for fuel economy, style and all-around fun. See which cars are the winners in this list of best-selling small cars.
Taking care of your car's appearance doesn't qualify as vanity, it's smart vehicle ownership. You can hire a professional auto detailer to care for your car for $100 to $500 -- or you can swipe their secrets, do it yourself and save some dough.
Someone got cut off. They bleeped their horn. You bleeped back. They gesticulated, you gesticulated.
Buying a used car may seem like a simple topic.
With gas prices as volatile as a swarm of bees that just had their honey stolen, the SUV market has started to shatter.
Driving a car is a complex physical and mental operation. Not only does it require coordination and reflexes, it also requires rapid assessment skills and good judgment.
We keep our cars tuned up, but what about our automobile insurance? Recently I had a chat with an insurance broker. The topic of conversation? Smart insurance buying.
You're faced with a major auto repair such as an engine, transmission, or differential replacement. Your service provider asks you, "Do you want rebuilt, remanufactured, or used parts?"
With fuel prices still high enough to put a hole in your pocket, where does one turn?
Have you ever wondered what your neighbors are carrying around in their car's trunk or SUV's cargo hold? I decided to find out -- by asking 100 strangers in a department store parking lot.
Before you parachute into a new car dealer looking for the best deal on your next set of wheels, take time to equip yourself with these 10 no-holds-barred buying tips:
CNNMoney.com's Poppy Harlow discusses hybrids with Transportation Deputy Secretary Thomas Barrett.
Got the urge to save some cash? When economic times get tough, consumers look to wring out as many savings as they can from their daily budget.
That navy blue sedan behind you with the flashing blue light on the dash is probably a cop -- but it could be a creep using police paraphernalia to get you to pull over.
Most people know not to stick their fingers through the bars at the zoo -- though some don't and get to learn from the experience. Likewise, there are things you should never do to your car or truck that can have consequences every bit as unpleasant -- and sometimes as permanent -- as offering your succulent fingertips to a hungry rhesus monkey.
Ah, that new car smell, that eau de car-logne; it does an ego good while it does a wallet bad. And now it turns out, it can do bad things to your health, too.
A month ago I was driving down a South Carolina back road when the car in front of me lost the tread off one of its back tires and the driver quickly veered off onto the shoulder.
People who get speeding tickets are often guilty of more than simply driving faster than the posted limit.
Question: What is the only part of your car that actually touches the ground?
A federal court on Wednesday established a formula for determining the Internet royalties owed to thousands of music composers, writers and publishers by three major online services
Ever since Microsoft announced its surprise bid for Yahoo last month, the heat has been on Time Warner to figure out its next move for AOL, the former Web juggernaut that could be left out in the cold if its two main rivals merge.
AOL will pay $850 million to acquire global social networking site Bebo.com in an all-cash deal announced Thursday.
AOL said Thursday it will pay $850 million to acquire the online hangout Bebo, giving the struggling Internet company a foothold in an expanding business
Two years ago, AOL was the belle of the Internet ball as its owner, Time Warner, entertained teams of suitors hoping to cozy up to the once-dominant Web portal. Microsoft offered to buy half of AOL, but the board of Time Warner demurred. Yahoo offered to acquire the company with stock, which was also a non-starter. In the end Time Warner settled on a deal under which search giant Google invested $1 billion in AOL in exchange for running its search business.
Buying a new car is easy; getting a good deal often isn't. Here's some tips on how to stack the odds a bit more in your favor.
A security hole in widely used versions of AOL's instant-messaging program could let a crook grab control of a victim's computer, according to a security firm that says AOL's steps to repair the problem don't go far enough.
Time Warner Inc. is sure to have a new leader at some point over the next several months. But Dick Parsons, who is still chief executive of the world's largest media company, shed no light Tuesday on exactly when that transition would occur.
AOL stepped up its transformation from Internet access provider into an ad-driven business Monday as it announced plans to move its corporate headquarters and consolidate its advertising operations.
A year ago, Time Warner finally relented to market pressure and decided to stop charging broadband customers for its AOL service access fees. Faced with a steadily declining AOL subscriber base, Time Warner made the decision to focus more on the rapidly growing online advertising market and make much of AOL's services free.
Time Warner Inc.'s AOL unit said Tuesday it has agreed to buy Tacoda, an online advertising company that uses behavioral targeting techniques to track Web user habits.
Averting a looming court battle over how it has been handling the exodus from its Internet dial-up service, AOL has agreed to make it easier for its remaining customers to leave as part of a $3 million settlement
The Live Earth global pop concerts broke a record for an online entertainment show by generating more than 9 million Internet streams, Web portal MSN said Saturday.
Advertisements are everywhere: websites, television and videogames, not to mention coffee coasters, airplane seatback covers, and even umbrellas.
Time Warner AOL Internet division will announce Tuesday production deals for five new Web programs as it tries to shore up its entertainment offerings and draw more advertising dollars.
There's another wireless war brewing in the U.S., only this time it isn't a battle over cellular standards, or even a price war among mobile operators.
New York Times Co. We were wondering how Billy the paperboy could afford that gold-plated Huffy... News carriers and retailers in Worcester, Mass., get an unexpected bonus with their usual shipment of the Telegram & Gazette: the credit and debit card numbers of 240,000 subscribers to the paper and its sister publication the Boston Globe, both owned by the New York Times Co. The security breach is the result of a recycling program in which paper from the Telegram & Gazette's business office is reused to wrap bundles of newspapers.
Federal prosecutors concluded their accounting-fraud case against two former America Online executives Thursday, according to a published report.
Three AOL subscribers are suing the company under privacy laws for releasing their personal search histories, according to a filing made Friday.