Tag Archives: AOL

McCann: out of the frying pan, into the fire

Harris Diamond – who’s he? The new chairman and chief executive of McCann Worldgroup, replacing Nick Brien as of last night – that’s who. Brien’s position has long since looked untenable – to all, that is, except senior Interpublic management. ...

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Facebook IPO is a testament to its profit margins

The numbers for Facebook’s forthcoming IPO (share offer) are truly staggering: the offer of a tiny tranche of stock could raise $10bn, the company might be valued at around $100bn and founder Mark Zuckerberg (pictured) will be worth around $27bn, ...

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Guardian looks for a buyer for paidContent websites

This is a funny one: Guardian newspaper owner Guardian News & Media is trying hard to expand in the US but, in the process, is trying to sell ContentNext Media, publisher of the PaidContent and mocoNews tech sites, both of ...

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Omnicom signs data sharing deals with AOL, Microsoft and Yahoo

Omnicom has signed what it calls ‘sensible collaborative agreements’ with AOL, Microsoft and Yahoo to, among other things, share online data. The deals, which follow a similar agreement with Google last year, will give Omnicom’s agencies the ability to target ...

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Arianna Huffington the big winner as AOL buys Huffington Post for $315m

One-time market-leading ISP AOL has been trying to reinvent itself as an online content provider since it split from Time Warner in 2009 and now CEO Tim Armstrong has bet the ranch on Arianna Huffington and her Huffington Post, the ...

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MySpace on the block as News Corporation weighs up sale or partnership

Poor old MySpace, it’s like a patient in the terminal illness ward that has defied the best efforts of even the most expensive medics. Now News Corporation COO Carey Chase, who seems to be discussing News issues quite freely these ...

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GSN boosts online network with CPMStar buy, AOL snaps up TechCrunch

The current deal frenzy we’re seeing in sectors from personal care to food appears to be spreading to the internet’s more valuable publishing assets. Game Show Network (GSN), owned by US cable firm Directv and Sony Pictures, has bought CPMStar, ...

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More big media deals going pear-shaped, AOL wants to ditch Bebo

Which the hapless ISP bought from its British owners for a chunky $850m just two years ago. AOL itself was the agent of probably the biggest botched deal in media history when it ‘bought’ massive media conglomerate Time Warner in ...

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