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4 Ways to Ensure Your New Business Will Be a Heroic Journey, Not an Epic Failure

The hero's journey is an archetype that appears across literature, movies and TV—and even in the world of business where every entrepreneur is the main character of his or her own story. The call to build something great is no less significant or full of adventure than a protagonist's journey in a blockbuster film.

Here’s Why AOL Is Poised to Take On Facebook and Google

What do you get when you combine the one-time champion of dial-up and the current wireless subscription leader? You get an advertising technology player that could compete more closely with Facebook and Google, according to top industry leaders.

On the Eve of Turning 30, AOL Dials Up Mobile and Video

AOL is about to turn 30 years old. In May, the company that basically invented Web surfing hits this milestone—and yet somehow, despite its adulthood, finds itself at the very beginning of a whole new era. Yes, the once and future king of dial-up faces the daunting task of figuring out its mobile strategy.

Which Ads Won the Super Bowl? Here Are 11 Different Ways to Rank Them

Going into the Super Bowl, some observers thought Budweiser was foolish to reprise its Clydesdale and puppy story from last year. After all, how do you top, "Puppy Love," the most shared ad on Facebook ever?

Johnnie Walker Pours Into Tech With HuffPost Live Sponsorship

Alcohol and technology may not seem like two topics that naturally fit together (at least in terms of ad partnerships), but Johnnie Walker is investing heavily in sponsored content that appeals to the techie crowd.

Tango Messaging App Invites Brands to Hit Publish

Messaging app Tango is following in the footsteps of competitors like BlackBerry Messenger with the launch of media channels users can follow. Tango Channels is still in testing and will be available early this summer, CTO Eric Setton told Adweek. 

AOL Unveils Self-Serve Native Mobile Ads

AOL is rolling out a mobile native ad product today across its sites, including AOL.com, TechCrunch, Huffington Post, DailyFinance, Engadget and Autoblog.

4 Specialty Shops Trying to Make a Native Ad Land Grab

With marketers increasingly wanting to become content creators, a number of specialty shops are trying to get in on the business that publishers and brands also are laying claim to. Here’s a look at four of them.

TouchCast Moves to Desktop

Startup TouchCast’s ambitious play to completely rethink the Web has taken another step. The company launched back in June on the iPad aiming to spark a creative and design revolution for the Internet. Now, the company is moving to PCs.

Winner of Salesforce’s Hackathon Is Under Fire

The integrity of Salesforce’s hackathon event this week is being questioned after it was revealed that the winner, a former employee of the sponsor, may have built the app outside the acceptable timeframe.