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Verizon thinking about selling AOL and Yahoo
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They never made much for Verizon Media 

Verizon is considering selling AOL and Yahoo -- two once high-flying dot-com brands it bought a few years back.

Never mind Facebook - look at AOL and Yahoo
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While the focus is on Facebook, AOL and Yahoo are reading your emails again

While politicians are pretending to attack Facebook over its sharing of data with Cambridge Analytica, it seems that AOL and Yahoo have been quietly getting on with the serious business of reading your emails while no one is paying them any attention.

CompuServe groups finally die
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Wednesday, 15 November 2017 12:04

CompuServe groups finally die

Years after AOL ownership killed it.

In 1998 AOL took over CompuServe and I wrote a story saying that it would be the kiss of death for the rather good forums that operated on the site.

AOL messenger finally killed off
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Monday, 09 October 2017 11:47

AOL messenger finally killed off

End of an era

One of the first chat apps to go mainstream AOL Instant Messanger is to be officially retired in December.

AOL lays off 500 employees in regrowth strategy
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Thursday, 17 November 2016 17:55

AOL lays off 500 employees in regrowth strategy

Cuts will happen in corporate units

On Thursday, AOL said it will be laying off five percent of its staff with nearly 500 employees expected to lose their jobs as part of a regrowth strategy for its mobile and video businesses.

Tuesday, 24 December 2013 14:42

Huffington Post might make money next year

AOL has its finger’s crossed

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 12:06

Top eight technology companies lobby on spying

Oi Obama, leave our tech alone!

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Thursday, 11 August 2011 13:52

AOL in trouble


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