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Consider yourself lucky if you were raised on broadband and nothing else. For us dinosaurs who were born before the Taylor Swift era, we had to suffer through dial-up service, enduring the barbaric screeches and noises of our modems as they literally dialed up a connection with the Internet. Through a mass marketing campaign in which free trial disks and CDs were handed out everywhere like Halloween candy, America On-Line would emerge as one of the most popular dial-up services of the 1990s, giving us reason to run and buy a swank 56.6K modem, which felt fast at the time. Ah, but with the advent... Read more...
AOL, a company many probably wrote off as dead a few years ago, is actually doing quite well. The company beat expectations and posted revenue of $541.3 million, which is roughly a triple year-over-year improvement on 2012’s second quarter. The company sold about $1.1 billion worth of patents to Microsoft last year. As part of its aggressive strategy to remake itself and continue life in the black, AOL is also planning to acquire Adap.Tv, a video advertising company, for $405 million. (The deal is for $322 million in cash and $83 million in stock.) This acquisition is in line with... Read more...
Go ahead and add another RSS reader to the growing list of Google Reader replacement candidates. As Google prepares to pull the plug on its popular RSS reader, alternatives (both new and old) have come out of the woodwork, one of the newest being AOL Reader, a rather basic option that's now available to the general public in beta form. There's nothing complicated about AOL Reader. It's lightweight and fast, easy to navigate, and makes adding RSS subscriptions a breeze. You can also tweak the layout to your liking with a variety of viewing options. For example, you can organize headlines in a list... Read more...