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Topic: Aol

AOL's Branded Skip Lets You Avoid Ads If You Take a Quick Survey First

Builds 5 new video formats

AOL's new skippable video ads come with the option to view them or take a brand survey. The Web company is calling its new format Branded Skip ads, and it…

5 Mobile Ad Players That May Be Acquisition Targets

Location, rich media and video players look lucrative

AOL is reportedly in talks to buy mobile ad network Millennial Media for $300 million to $350 million, which would let AOL sell ads within thousands of apps and give…

If AOL Buys Millennial Media, It Will Have Reeled In One of Mobile's Last Available Big Fish

A timeline of rapid-fire acquisitions

According to a TechCrunch report Wednesday, AOL is in talks to acquire Millennial Media for $300 million to $350 million, which would give the company's mobile business a boost. Millennial…

Microsoft Now Leans on AOL for Display, Mobile and Video Ad Sales

MSFT streamlines dramatically

Microsoft will reportedly lay off 1,200 people as it hands over display, mobile and video ad sales to AOL and AppNexus. Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft and AOL revealed a multifaceted deal…

AOL's Digital Prophet Says Millennials 'Are Freaky for Video'

They want content, not ads

After eight years at AOL, digital prophet David Shing still knows how to preach the gospel of the future. And so there he was Saturday at the Cannes Lions International…

It's a Done Deal: AOL Is Now Part of Verizon

Hints at launch of new video product this summer

Less than two months after the deal was announced, Verizon has closed on its $4.4 billion acquisition of AOL. AOL CEO Tim Armstrong will take on the added responsibility of overseeing…

AOL Debuts Makeover That's All About Mobile Video and Social-Friendly Content

Here's why: the data

AOL is unveiling a data-driven site overhaul today that should give marketers a sense of how it will zero in on mobile video and branded content as it plots its…

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

Industry welcomes the competition

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…

Marriage of Verizon and AOL Brings Big Opportunities and Questions About Content Aims

Marketers weigh in on deal

When Verizon revealed today that it's buying AOL for $4.4 billion, it begged the question: How would it affect AOL's huge content plays of the last few years? AOL remains tight-lipped about…

6 Major Assets That Verizon Gets in the AOL Deal

A timeline shows what happened before the $4.4 billion acquisition

Verizon's $4.4 billion acquisition of AOL this morning could give the telecom company the kind of massive scale in the online and mobile advertising industry to compete with Google and…

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