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Activist Investor Urging Yahoo and AOL Merger Discloses Stakes in Both Companies
Mergers

Activist Investor Urging Yahoo and AOL Merger Discloses Stakes in Both Companies

It claims a merger could create up to $1 billion in 'synergies.'
Some Unhappy Yahoo Investors Are Asking AOL for a Rescue
Mergers and Acquisitions

Some Unhappy Yahoo Investors Are Asking AOL for a Rescue

Should a combined Yahoo and AOL be led by Tim Armstrong?
 From ICQ to AIM to WhatsApp: The Rise and Fall of Instant Messenger Apps (Infographic)
Apps

From ICQ to AIM to WhatsApp: The Rise and Fall of Instant Messenger Apps (Infographic)

IM apps have 4ever altered how we communicate. Countless messaging tools have come and gone in the 18 years since they first debuted. Which ones will stand the test of time?
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Steve Case: Great Companies Will Thrive, Despite Where They're Based
Steve Case

Steve Case: Great Companies Will Thrive, Despite Where They're Based

The AOL co-founder has been on a tour of cities between the coasts and will soon invest $500,000 in five startups.
Derek Andersen
Q&A With Whisper CEO Michael Heyward: We Are Your 'Stranger on a Train'
Social Media

Q&A With Whisper CEO Michael Heyward: We Are Your 'Stranger on a Train'

The CEO and co-founder of Whisper offers an in-depth look at how he launched the anonymous confessional app and why he believes all the secrets shared are real.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Tech Giants Form Group to Pressure U.S. Over Surveillance
Technology

Tech Giants Form Group to Pressure U.S. Over Surveillance

Amid NSA snooping, the biggest American Internet companies are taking a list of demands to Washington.
Ray Hennessey
Biggest Tech Companies Team Up to Object to Government Spying
Technology

Biggest Tech Companies Team Up to Object to Government Spying

Caught in the controversy over government surveillance, the biggest technology companies ally to get Congress to rein in spying.
Ray Hennessey
How Not to Fire Employees in the Social Media Age (We're Looking at You, Tim Armstrong)
Growth Strategies

How Not to Fire Employees in the Social Media Age (We're Looking at You, Tim Armstrong)

In today's social-media dominated environment, a firing can have serious negative consequences on the reputations of both the employee and the employer.
Ashley Lee
Would You Fire an Employee for Broadcasting an Internal Meeting?
Growth Strategies

Would You Fire an Employee for Broadcasting an Internal Meeting?

AOL CEO Tim Armstrong fired an employee in front of 1,000 coworkers when the employee tried to photograph the boss during a company meeting, reports say.
Jenna Goudreau
AOL Splashes Out $405 Million for Video Ad Platform Adap.tv
Technology

AOL Splashes Out $405 Million for Video Ad Platform Adap.tv

On the same day that it reported its second-quarter earnings, one of America's oldest internet companies announced a major acquisition.
Brian Patrick Eha
10 Lessons in Brilliant Marketing
Marketing

10 Lessons in Brilliant Marketing

From viral campaigns to virus campaigns, we pick the 10 marketing initiatives in 2011 that hit on that winning combination of great idea, perfect timing and flawless execution.
Jennifer Wang
A Look at Free E-Mail Options for Small Companies
Growth Strategies

A Look at Free E-Mail Options for Small Companies

Not all free email services are created equal where small companies are concerned.
Jonathan Blum