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Verizon Yahoo Purchase $5 Billion

After acquiring AOL last year, Verizon will buy Yahoo for nearly $5 billion

July 25th, 2016

If you thought things weren’t going that great for Yahoo, well, you were right. Rumors last week said that the huge internet company was in negotiations with Verizon, which was interested in purchasing Yahoo for nearly $5 billion. Both companies confirmed the deal on Monday, with Verizon paying $4.83 billion for Yahoo’s core business and some …

AOL Decline

AOL’s fall from grace, by the numbers

May 13th, 2015

The biggest tech news of the week was a doozie, with Verizon announcing its plan to acquire AOL for $4.4 billion. Naturally, the acquisition led to a whole lot of chatter regarding what Verizon’s long-term plans with AOL truly are. After all, though AOL owns a number of extremely popular web properties (i.e Engadget, Huffington …

Verizon Buying AOL $4.4 Billion

Verizon moves to corner the coveted dial-up market, will buy AOL for $4.4 billion

May 12th, 2015

“BZZZT… EEE-YOO, EEE-YOO! YOU’VE GOT MAIL!” Those are the sounds that many Internet early adopters haven’t had to listen to for well over a decade now. However, there are still 2.1 million lost souls trapped in AOL dial-up hell and they’re about to become Verizon subscribers. Verizon on Tuesday announced that it plans to buy …

AOL's You've Got Mail Voice

Meet the voice behind AOL’s ‘You’ve got mail’ sound clip

July 30th, 2014

Have you ever wondered who recorded AOL’s extremely popular “You’ve got mail” line, which you may have heard countless times so far alongside other familiar phrases spoken by your computer including “Welcome,” “File’s done” or “Goodbye?” CNBC has the answer, as the actor who was hired to record the clip more than twenty years ago retired this …

AOL CEO Armstrong Interview BlackBerry

The best case we’ve heard for why you should stick with BlackBerry

July 10th, 2014

If there’s one company that knows what it’s like to lose a once-dominant position in the market and be seen as a relic of tech history, it’s AOL. That said, AOL has managed to find a way to tough it out and survive through bad times over the years, which is surely something that BlackBerry can take …