Verizon Denies Pursuit of AOL Acquisition

While the telecom company is said to be seeking to expand its mobile-video offerings through a joint venture with AOL or acquisition, a partnership rather than a blockbuster purchase might be the more likely scenario.

Wireless, Internet Customer Experience Leaders Named

What’s disturbing about the report is that none of the companies in the wireless or Internet categories scored any higher than 119 (Tracfone) out 268. U.S. Cellular finished almost dead last (264) overall.

AOL Lures Another Google Exec

AOL has grabbed another former Google exec, bringing the total to three. Caroline Campbell will be vice president of corporate communications. She’s moving to AOL from Porter Novelli, but before that, she was a senior PR person at Google. Campbell likely comes over at the behest of new AOL CEO Tim Armstrong and fellow former […]

AOL Reclaims Stake Owned by Google

AOL parent Time Warner Inc. (TWX) has repurchased a 5 percent stake in the dial-up ISP. Google Inc. (GOOG) bought the sliver for $1 billion in 2006; Time Warner got it back for $283 million earlier in July, the company said Monday. Time Warner is spinning off AOL into a separate company and the new AOL […]

Time Warner, AOL Split Draws Near?

Time Warner (TWX) may be closer to splitting off America Online. In an SEC filing Monday, TW wants bondholders to vote on an exchange of more than $12 billion in debt guarantees to HBO, a Time Warner unit. That would open the door for the transfer of AOL assets. AOL has faced challenges for several years. […]

EarthLink Apparently Not Going to Buy AOL

Those who expected EarthLink Inc. (ELNK) to consolidate the dial-up biz with an AOL buy will have to keep waiting. Dial-up remains shockingly profitable, as evidenced by EarthLink’s latest earnings report ($27.3 million in fourth-quarter net income, compared to losses of $9.5 million a year earlier, thank you very much) and the company sure looked poised […]

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