Blockbuster plans to close its remaining 300 U.S. stores, leading many to joke that they didn’t realize it still had stores in the first place. But it takes a lot to kill off a company. Just take a look at these stats from businesses presumed to be dead already.
Chances are, you haven’t logged into your AOL account since you were seen sporting a monogrammed backpack and Sketchers. Cattie572 is back in action.
“Now you don’t have to wait!” Except…you do.
That’s what Citigroup says in a new report today. Facebook is way outpacing Google, Yahoo and LinkedIn, according to these charts.
You were 12 years old, and you totally regret it now… or not.
The hammer has started to come down on Patch, AOL’s network of hyperlocal news outlets. CEO Tim Armstrong promised cuts, and now they’ve arrived.
Mark Josephson, senior vice president of marketing and revenue, has resigned, sources told BuzzFeed. Patch, even to this day, is still finding its feet.
Smartphone maker BlackBerry has lost about $3 billion in market value during Thorsten Heins’ less than two years as CEO. Has anyone fared worse in attempting a turnaround?
Come on, you stupid 56k modem! Go faster! I gotta see who’s online!
Bonus points for superfluous underscores.
Awkward baby photos from the World Wide Web.
A hacker has accessed several accounts belonging to the political dynasty and given candid photos to The Smoking Gun. The most revealing pics show off the self-portraits of amateur painter and avid bather George W. Bush.
“I can even send e-mail on the Internet.”
The quiet terror of Dark Search.
Your Away Message, or my new favorite Twitter account, brings back all the painful memories of the times you had to leave your computer growing up. And it is spot on.
Instagram was not the only technology thing bought for a beelleeon or so dollars today!
A few weeks ago Aol canned most of the AIM team. Including, apparently, the people who stop spam. (24/m/NYC, in case you were wondering.)
It’s bad enough that Aol’s IM service has been left for dead. Now Aol is resetting user passwords, and some people have no way to recover them.
Well, this is charming and fun. When Alexia Tsotsis wrote about the movie Source Code for TechCrunch, the studio wasn’t happy with the result. So they reached out to Moviefone/AOL, who in turn wrote Alexia with a request to see “if any of the snark can be toned down?” Here’s the result of that effort.
HuffPo has sold out! They’re totally not indie anymore.
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“AOL is the most f——-up, bull—-t company on earth,” says one employee. The plan must be working!
Family feuding in AOL’s nerd community.
AOL is close to selling Bebo to an investor group, we’ve confirmed from a source close to the company. The price? $10 million or less. Rumors of the acquisition first surfaced this morning, and the buyer may be Criterion Capital Partners.
AOL is now Aol. (with a period), which totally isn’t annoying to have to write. The old AOL running man is conspicuously absent from the new artwork (from branding consultants Wolff Olins), which will be rolled out across the network on December 10. Here’s a first look.
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A New York man used over 50 people to tell his love he wanted to be with her forever in a way that may be remembered forever. “A New York Man” = Me! Go figure.
The internet behemoth has officially split up — wait, what’s that noise?
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With all the recent hubub surrounding Twitter (from Diddy to Jimmy Fallon), it’s hard to forget that there are still plenty of things more popular than Twitter. On the list of 100: AOL subscriptions, American Idol, and yes, even ‘Please Hammer Don’t Hurt’em’ by tweeting celeb MC Hammer.