From Redstone setbacks and Redmond's recall, to Half-Life's Prospekt, Build's speedy sell-out, big Android bucks and a Windows 10 vending machine, it's our regular roundup of the week's top tech news.
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AOL's chief marketing officer has acknowledged that the company is considering changes to its identity, saying: "Are we going to keep the AOL brand or are we going to bring a new brand to market?"
AOL has fully transitioned to using the Bing search engine for its queries. This means that Microsoft now sits around the 30% mark in terms of desktop search market share in the USA.
AOL Shield offers online protection with its advanced security features. Worry less about threats as you shop, bank and socialize on the internet.
Microsoft is selling off its ad sales business to AOL, in a deal that will reportedly include the transfer of around 1,200 staff, and under the terms, AOL will ditch Google in favour of Bing search.
Verizon has announced that it is buying AOL for $4.4bn - including not just its video and advertising platforms, but also well-known web publications such as The Huffington Post and Engadget.
AOL announced Monday that its email service has been hit with a cyber attack which it claims affectes 2 percent of its accounts. It has urged all of its users to change their passwords.
AOL announced today that Microsoft will begin to show its original video content on its MSN website and on its Bing apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone starting this summer.
David Auerbach, a former Microsoft programmer who worked on the company's MSN Messenger client, has written a new article on his part in getting the program to work with AOL's AIM service in the 1990s
As previously rumored, Radionomy has acquired the popular Winamp media player and the Shoutcast streaming audio service from AOL. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The domain name servers for Winamp have now been switched from its long time owners at AOL to the streaming music service Radionomy, which may indicated that Winamp has been acquired by the company.
Despite a notice that the Winamp website and software would shut down on Friday, December 20th, both are still online as of now as rumors of a possible buyout persist.
Winamp, the long running software media player that is supposed to shut down on Friday, may get a stay of execution as rumors persist that owner AOL may be trying to sell it off.
Eight of the world's largest tech companies have joined forces to call for "government surveillance reform", including an open letter petitioning President Obama and Congress to lead global changes.
A new rumor claims that Microsoft is in talks with AOL that could result in Winamp, which is currently set to shut down in December, being acquired by Microsoft, along with the Shoutcast service.
One of the first Internet mapping services, MapQuest, has launched its official app for Windows Phone 8 devices, including support for Live Tiles and pinning to the Start menu.
Microsoft is launching even more media streaming apps for its Xbox 360 console this week, including the Vimeo and AOL On apps in the US, along with an update to the Verizon FiOS app.
All AOL employees will be getting a nice $1,056 year end bonus, thanks in part due to the recent sale of a number of patents it owned to Microsoft, which in turn sold some of those patents to Facebook
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Aol has launched a new web email service called Alto that's designed to work with Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Aol Mail and .Mac, but the press release make no mention of Hotmail or Outlook.com from Microsoft.
In April, AOL announced that Microsoft would be purchasing a number of their patents. Now, in the midst of a very public patent row in the US courts, the AOL/Microsoft deal has been completed.
Aol has launched a major redesign of its web-based Aol Mail service as it seeks to keep its remaining users from leaving for Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail and other services.
AOL has announced that it has officially concluded its previously announced deal to sell over 800 patents to Microsoft for $1.056 billion. Microsoft will sell many of those patents to Facebook.
Once upon a time, AOL was a mighty titan in the tech world, but now it's just a place for entrepreneurs and squatters to crash. If that ain't a sad fate, what is?
Nokia has announced it has made some deals with a number of companies for them to produce apps exclusively for the company's Windows Phone-based Lumia smartphones.
Is Microsoft planning to sell off the patents it recently acquired from AOL for around $1 billion? A report claims that it is, adding that Microsoft doesn't actually need most of those patents.
Shares of AOL are going ballistic today, with the stock price surging over 46 percent after it announced a deal to sell 800 patents to Microsoft for just over $1 billion.
Microsoft and AOL linked up in a billion dollar patent sale that will give Microsoft ownership of the patents for Netscape. Microsoft not only killed the browser, but it now owns its soul.
AOL's AIM instant messaging service could be on the chopping block, as the company lays off almost all of the staff working on the long standing software. Could it be the end of an era?
Microsoft, Google and others have agreed to abide by the Obama Administration's new Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights which, among other things, will keep companies from tracking people's web surfing.
One of the "one of the worst deals ever made in the dotcom era" disappeared off the internet today, making no noise and giving no warning that it was going. It appears it's permanent.
Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, AOL and other companies are teaming up to launch DMARC.org, a technical working group that's developing new email standards designed to combat threats such as phishing.
Microsoft, along with other companies like Google, Yahoo, AOL, are working with a start up called Agari in order to find and stop phishing email messages from inboxes.
AOL-Nullsoft launched Winamp for Mac Sync Beta, the first Winamp application for the Mac. Nullsoft reports that many more features are coming soon and promises a "new long-term commitment to the Mac
AOL has released a preview of the upcoming and revamped version of its popular AIM messaging software for the PC, Mac, iOS and Android platforms with a number of new features.
Microsoft, AOL and Yahoo have officially announced plans to team up in order to sell web advertisements in an effort to better compete with the Google ad powerhouse.
A new rumor claims that AOL's CEO Tim Armstrong is still trying to get his company to merge with rival Yahoo which he claims could save both companies between $1 billion and $1.5 billion.
Yahoo's stock price rose up today on new rumors that Microsoft might be trying to buy the Internet web portal, three years after Microsoft tried unsuccessfully to acquire Yahoo.
Struggling web site portal Yahoo has announced a new collaboration with ABC News in a partnership that they claim will form the US's largest digital news network.
Yahoo has sent out invites to the media saying it will hold a press conference in New York on Monday morning but there's no word on what might be discussed.
A new report suggests that AOL is in talks with financial advisers to possibly merge its operations with Yahoo following the firing of Yahoo's CEO Carol Bartz. However another report says otherwise.
In her first interview since being fired as Yahoo's CEO on Monday, Carol Bartz minces no words and says that the company's board "f***** me over" and also called Yahoo's board members "doofuses".
AOL's top advertising executive will be leaving the company, the chief executive confirmed to employees on Monday. The president of the company's global marketing and strategy, Jeff Levick, will be leaving the company after a...
Microsoft, Google, and AOL are the subjects of a lawsuit from a company that claims the three defendants violated the patents of its 3D mapping software. Bloomberg reports that Transcenic filed the lawsuit earlier this...
The hacker group LulzSec may have decided to stop their massive hacking campaign this weekend but that doesn't mean that the group didn't want to stage one final big release of data that it has...
Microsoft co-founder and billionaire Paul Allen is accredited with a shocking investment error in the early 90s that ended up costing him a staggering $40 billion, as mentioned in his memoir Idea Man. Revealed through...
News staff and editors may be leaving other AOL-owned websites, namely the much-reported-about Engadget resignations, but some websites aren't seeing their staff quit—they're essentially all being let go. DownloadSquad and Switched have announced today that...
Engadget, an arguable leader in the technology blogosphere, has been suffering from resignations quite rapidly in the last three weeks. Paul Miller, an editor for Engadget, was the first one to hand in his letter...
This is how an acquisition works: When you are bought out by a larger, more corporate, financial entity, they look at your assets and your growth potential, they evaluate you as a viable revenue stream,...
The recently leaked document, the “AOL Way”, seems to be causing more public outcry than CEO Tim Armstrong probably ever intended. It was not long after that document made headlines that staff at Engadget, one of...