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MrTempler

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Tim Armstrong's tantrum reveals the anomaly that is AOL
« on: August 20, 2013, 09:01:29 AM »
For a generation of media folk recast as digital strivers, AOL remains as evocative a brand as Google – except for polar opposite reasons. Google became the harbinger of an industry going up, and AOL of one going down.

In 2000, AOL, then the world's foremost digital company, bought Time Warner and, in short order, ruined that company and helped precipitate the end of the first stage of the digital revolution with an across the board share price wipeout. Out of those ashes, Google would rise.

AOL, however, is still around, occupying a pained and awkward place in the digital world. Last week, its CEO, Tim Armstrong, threw a tantrum that again prompted questions about where AOL might be heading, and about the peculiar nature of its efforts to get there. That is, it has been heading in the wrong direction for so long, why would it continue to think it might ever find the right one?

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Tim Armstrong's tantrum reveals the anomaly that is AOL
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2013, 05:27:05 PM »
 The true is taht I don't know how many conflicts of interests were stepped over when Armstrong was allowed to buy Patch. But AOL is loosing a lot of money.... and employees, the most sad thing