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AOL's 'Off-Tune' Sales Strategy Puzzles Some Buyers pine for better ads, less drama from the portal

In explaining AOL’s disappointing display ad results in Q1, a surprising frank CEO Tim Armstrong offered several explanations. During Wednesday’s earnings call, Armstrong said, “we have had a display strategy…

May 11, 2012, 6:24 AM EDT

Fast Chat: AOL CEO Tim Armstrong Upon mixed Q1 earnings, exec discusses the slow pace of Devil, video

AOL announced its first-quarter earnings this morning, and the numbers were a mixed bag. Overall revenue was up, but U.S. display advertising was down 1 percent—not good news in an…

May 9, 2012, 11:43 AM EDT

AOL Q1 Revenue Down as Display Advertising Softens CEO Armstrong 'not happy' with the numbers

AOL chairman and CEO Tim Armstrong said he predicted business to rebound in the year after first-quarter revenue fell 4 percent year over year to $529.4 million on declines in U.S.…

May 9, 2012, 10:36 AM EDT

Portals Battle Activist Investors Yahoo, AOL activist investors call for board shake-ups

An embattled CEO like Yahoo’s Scott Thompson or AOL’s Tim Armstrong isn’t likely to welcome a proxy fight. But maybe they should. B. Riley analyst Sameet Sinha said proxy fights­—when…

April 23, 2012, 12:03 AM EDT

AOL Reports Lower Earnings for 2011 Rising costs, lower subscription revenue at work

AOL closed a turbulent 2011 with earnings plunging as its costs rose and subscription revenue fell. AOL’s fourth-quarter revenue fell by 3 percent from the previous year to $576.8 million. Year-over-year…

February 1, 2012, 12:50 PM EST

Tim Armstrong Pushing AOL-Yahoo Deal on Shareholders But will Yahoo bite?

What do you get when you combine two once-hot Internet superpowers? If AOL CEO Tim Armstrong gets his way, we could find out soon enough. Reuters is reporting that Armstrong…

October 13, 2011, 12:45 PM EDT

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AOL Huddles With Top M&A Team But CEO Armstrong denies any deal in the works

AOL has retained two of the biggest names in mergers and acquisitions, law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and investment banking company Allen & Company LLC. A team from…

August 25, 2011, 1:58 PM EDT

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Mixed Quarter for AOL Slight rise in ad revenues, as Armstrong touts company's premium content

AOL chief Tim Armstrong says that he wants to build his company into one of the world’s leading media concerns. The road there is proving a little bumpy. In their Q2…

August 9, 2011, 10:58 AM EDT

AOL Ad Sales Boss Jeff Levick Out CEO Tim Armstrong shakes up management team

Looks like it's shake-up time again at AOL. In a memo to AOLers today, CEO Tim Armstrong announced a batch of management changes. The latest major casualty of AOL’s continuing comeback?…

July 25, 2011, 1:29 PM EDT

AOL/HuffPo Might Get the Paywall Treatment Oops—Arianna spoke too soon

Remember when Arianna Huffington publicly criticized (and mercilessly made fun of) The New York Times’ paywall? She might wish she hadn't, as it looks as if her own site might…

June 21, 2011, 1:12 PM EDT