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Topic: Aol

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…

Verizon Will Buy AOL for $4.4 Billion in Massive Content Acquisition

Wireless carrier will gain HuffPo, ad network and growing video empire

Six years after spinning off from Time Warner, an independent and resurgent AOL announced today it will be acquired by Verizon for $4.4 billion. The acquisition is a huge content and…

AOL Unveils Massive Slate of New Programming and Partnership With NBCU

CEO expects 'the single largest change in media' this year

For those who thought AOL might be shifting away from big content plays and heading into pure ad tech, the media company proved this week it still has plenty in…

12 Digital Marketing Stats You Should Know From the Last Week

Including some that could intrigue at the NewFronts

To help kick off the Digital Content NewFronts, which began today, this edition of the 12 most intriguing numbers from digital marketing over the last week is dominated by interactive…

Here's AOL's Playbook for Becoming a Sports Content Leader, but Is It a Winning Strategy?

In a crowded field, digital giant hopes to find and fill a niche

Yannis Pappas, comedian-turned-host of one of AOL's new sports video programs called 2 Point Lead, is sitting in a reception area-turned-makeshift-set in the middle of AOL's New York headquarters. He's…

Mobile Will Be Huge at the NewFronts, but Presenters Will Talk About It Differently

AOL and BuzzFeed represent different mindsets

AOL will deliver its Digital Content NewFronts presentation on Tuesday evening, and reps for the tech player told Adweek that roughly 50 percent of its two-hour showcase will focus on…

Google Builds a Data Platform That's the Last Piece of Its Ad Empire

Connects dots for marketers and challenges Facebook

Google is testing a new advertising product seen as the last piece it needs to complete its ad tech superstructure. The search giant is building a data management platform to…

In Spite of a 'Boys' Club' Industry, Women Are Advancing in Ad Tech

One example: AOL Platforms' staff is 41% female

For five years, Annie Ta worked in corporate communications at Facebook—representing the company's burgeoning ad-technology business—before moving on to Pinterest in 2012 for a similar role. Being at the forefront of…

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