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Dial Up Still Covers AOL’s Bills

While AOL beat Wall Street estimates this past quarter, it was also revealed that it still has multiple millions people still paying $20 a month for Internet access. How is this possible in 2014? But as always, the most amazing thing about AOL’s business is the thing that drives AOL’s business: Millions of people, who […]

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Ready, AIM, Miss

Granted, the whole “instant communications” sector is going through a major upheaval as there are so so many options for people to use these days – Pinger, FaceTime, Facebook IM, Text Messaging, Skype, ooVoo, and on and on – but wow, AOL Instant Messenger’s usage has fallen 64% over the past year. Whoever is to […]

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Welcome To the Content Machine

To paraphrase Pink Floyd. It appears Tim Armstrong is on his way to turning AOL into a content producing machine. That is a big shift from where AOL used to be however it is just the next step in their evolution. The first step was when they bought Advertising.com, the second step was when they […]

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We’re Not Dead Yet

There is a little contentious battle brewing between The Atlantic and the NY Times. The NY Times says it is not going away in May, as was suggested by The Atlantic’s Michael Hirschorn. Yet while its not going away anytime soon, it is an institution that has seen its better days. Be sure to read […]

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You’ve Got Micro-mail

Here’s an interesting rumor. AOL execs are pursuing merger talks with Microsoft. What an amazing turn of events this would be for Microsoft…to go from courting Yahoo to being courted by AOL. Now AOL is not anything close to what it used to be. Its transformation into an advertising supported business appears to be flat-lining. […]

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I’m Not Dead Yet

I just read the Fast Company article Dead Man Walking, depicting AOL’s recent troubles and missteps. With a tip of the cap to Monty Python, I wonder if a king, queen, or pauper will be riding in to pick up the dead as speculated in the article? Not a pretty picture.

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Are Pigs Flying?

AOL for free? You can’t be serious. I never thought I would see the day. It took them long enough! Its funny when you look at the twists and turns of the Internet portal space and how all the “big boys” have essentially taken different paths but are ending up in the same place. Yahoo, […]

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Does AOL Know How to Code?

With much fanfare, AOL has released its new free portal and “MyAOL” service. Granted, it feels like a flasback to 1998 when everyone and their dog were releasing portals. Obviously, it seems that AOL is still coding like its 1999. Granted its a Beta release, but it appears that AOL (Disclosure: I used to work […]

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