AOL & the Curse of Beb-oh!

From the minute I heard that Time Warner bought Bebo for $850 million, I thought it was a bad idea which would hurt the company long term. At the very least, that money could now have been used to build a whole new AOL.…

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AOL and Hyper-Local — Good Luck With That

AOL is reportedly planning to expand its hyper-local journalism project, Patch.com, to hundreds of towns and cities over the next year. But can the Web giant fulfill CEO Tim Armstrong's new-media vision when so many others have failed so completely in the past?…

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The Case for an AOL Renaissance

Now that AOL has been spun off from Time-Warner, it can write a new chapter for itself. If AOL does several key things right, it has a chance of being successful again. We look at some opportunities, along with the risks each one entails.…

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