20 years ago: Sonique vs Winamp - the era of Windows software appearance customizations
Time to look back at the tech news from July, 1999 when Winamp and Sonique were fighting for the MP3 player dominance.
Verizon buys AOL for $4.4 billion, 15 years after AOL had biggest failed merger in history
Verizon Communications has announced today the purchase of AOL for $4.4 billion as the company looks to expand its advertising and mobile video services.
Report: Verizon has expressed interest in acquiring AOL
According to sources, Verizon has had discussions with AOL with massive telecom looking to either acquire the smaller Internet company or join up in order to expand their mobile-video library.
Microsoft to distribute AOL videos
Microsoft and AOL have announced a new pact in which the software giant will distribute many of AOL's videos via some of their Web properties.
Winamp, Shoutcast live to fight another day
AOL, which announced last month to significant outcry that media player Winamp and its companion Shoutcast radio service would be shutting down forever, appears to have saved the companies.
Petition to turn Winamp into open-source software hits 25,000 signatures
Despite rumors that Microsoft may come to save the day, one fan took matters into his own hands, starting a petition on Change.org the day of the announcement begging AOL to make the software open-source rather than shutting it down for good.
AOL still has 2.8 million dial-up subscribers
Company makes no money otherwise
About.me goes independent after buying itself back from AOL
Co-founder able to buy site back for fraction of price
AOL denies report it is already looking to sell TechCrunch, Engadget
This morning, a report hit the wire that AOL was looking to sell its popular Engadget and TechCrunch tech content sites. AOL CEO Tim Armstrong ......
Microsoft to buy AOL patents for $1 billion
Microsoft has announced today that they will purchase AOL's portfolio of patents for $1 billion. The 800 patents will be purchased in full ......
AOL patents not worth too much, says firm
Last week, AOL hired Evercore Partners to help it sell its 800-strong patent portfolio. The company confirmed it has received numerous buyout ......
AOL looking to sell patent portfolio
AOL has hired Evercore Partners to help it sell its 800-strong patent portfolio. The company has confirmed it has received numerous buyout ......
AOL still has about 3.5 million dial-up users
According to AOL's latest quarterly earnings, the company still has 3.5 million dial-up subscribers accessing the internet with 8Kbps download speeds. ......
AoL, Yahoo and Microsoft team up to take on Google
AoL, Microsoft and Yahoo have teamed up this week to compete better against search giant Google. The three companies will begin selling ad ......
Arrington forced out at TechCrunch
The power struggle between Michael Arrington and Ariana Huffington over control of the TechCrunch blog has ended with Arrington leaving to concentrate ......
Update: Yahoo! says no to AoL merger talks
Earlier this week, Bloomberg reported that AoL was looking into merging with Yahoo!, with AoL CEO Tim Armstrong looking into the CEO spot recently ......
AOL in merger talks with Yahoo?
Bloomberg has reported that AOL CEO Tim Armstrong has been talking to Yahoo! advisers to gauge any interest in a merger of the two struggling companies. ......
AoL having even more problems: Huffington vs Arrington
The struggling content company hits another roadblock. Over the last year, AoL, in its effort to transition into a digital media company, ......
AOL looking to go private
AOL is in talks with banks in an effort to take the struggling company private. For now, the discussion are revolving around a per share ......
AOL considered buying Apple in the 90s
According to former Vice Chairman Ted Leonsis, AOL considered buying Apple in the 90s, as the computer maker floundered. In 1996, Apple was ......