Verizon Digital Strategy Now Includes Buying AOL

Verizon will buy AOL for $4.4 billion or $50 per share. AOL primarily focuses on digital content and online advertising, but has a long storied past with the Internet. Its early foundation was built on dial-up Internet subscriptions, a legacy that still contributes today, with...Learn More

Report: Multi-Screen TV Viewing Far Exceeds OTT Video Viewing

Americans spend an average 175 hours per month engaged with a combination of multi-screen TV, four major Internet portals, YouTube and Facebook – 35 hours/month more than they spend working, according to recent Nielsen and comScore market research findings. Eighty percent of that time is...Learn More

ComScore: 19.6 Billion Video Ad Views in U.S. in July

Some 187 million Americans watched more than 48 billion online content videos in July, while video ad views totaled 19.6 billion, according to the latest comScore Video Metrix report. ComScore’s data once again revealed just how dominant Google is in this market. With YouTube the...Learn More

Report: More Than Two-Thirds of Consumer Mobile Phone Use is at Home

More than two-thirds (68%) of consumer mobile phone use takes place in the home, according to new research conducted by InsightsNow for AOL and advertising agency BBDO. And that wasn’t the only surprising finding, according to an AOL Blog post. The InsightsNow research team uncovered...Learn More

AOL Relaunches TV Service

New York, NY – May 26, 2011 – AOL Huffington Post Media Group today announced the relaunch of its flagship television site under the new brand. New features include a richer interactive listings experience, expanded video integrations, and market leading mobile applications for iPhone...Learn More

AOL to be Spun Out of Time Warner

While not exactly surprising news, but very ironic, Time Warner will spin off AOL into a separate company. Time Warner formally calls it a separation. “We believe that a separation will be the best outcome for both Time Warner and AOL. The separation will be...Learn More

Yahoo Looking to AOL to Fend Off Microsoft

The Wall Street Journal is reporting (subscription required) that Yahoo is courting Time Warner to combine AOL and Yahoo into a new company, with Time Warner holding a minority stake. The effort is an attempt to either stop Microsoft’s Yahoo bid, or at least force...Learn More

Comcast Launches Online TV Guide

Comcast will launch Gemstar-TV Guide’s broadband TV guide on Comcast’s portal site. The online guide allows subscribers to search for online video content from 55 broadcast, cable network and other major entertainment-focused Web sites, as well as from “professional grade” user generated videos. Gemstar says...Learn More

Comcast May be the Next AOL

For all intents and purposes, the move from dial-up to broadband by the masses is complete. Sure there are still large numbers of dial up subscribers who have not made the move, but there are now more people who access the Internet via broadband than...Learn More

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