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Apple TV adds free, ad-based channels for ABC News, AOL On, and PBS Kids

Apple TV users today received free, ad-supported access to a handful of new channels, including ABC News, AOL On, Willow TV, and PBS Kids. The ABC News channel brings 24/7 live hourly updates and live national and global news coverage, as well as news from…

Home Theater

AOL unveils a flood of new programming, announces Nielsen will rate

As AOL unveils a major push in online programming, with a host of new shows about to hit the web. The company also announced that it will be working with Nielsen to help it gauge the success of its new titles, as well as who's watching.

Home Theater

AOL announces that some of its user accounts have been compromised

AOL announced today that a notable number of user accounts have fallen prey to "unauthorized access," and that lots of personal information was at risk as a result. Learn more here.

Computing

AOL Mail has been hacked, don’t open that iffy-looking email you got from an AOL account

Have you gotten any odd-looking emails from AOL accounts? You might not want to open them, as AOL Mail has been hacked. You can learn more here.

Computing

The Internet finally drives Moviefone’s call service out of business

Probably a service that anyone who grew up in the 1990's will remember fondly, AOL will be shutting down Moviefone's automated phone service that provided movie times before the end of March 2014.

Mobile

The llama lives: AOL reportedly completes sale of Winamp, Shoutcast to Radionomy

Winamp has now exchanged hands. After initially marked for death, AOL, Winamp's owner, has completed its sale to Radionomy, a service which aggregates Internet-based radio stations.

Computing

Microsoft reportedly in talks to buy Winamp, will the Llama get spared?

After it was announced that Winamp would be shuttered several days before Christmas next month, it turns out that Microsoft could acquire the player from AOL. Will the Llama avoid the axe?

Computing

AOL sells shuttered blogs to former AOL boss

Townsquare Media has purchased four of the blogs closed at the end of April by AOL in a move that reunites said sites with the man responsible for their creations: Former AOL Content chief (and now Townsquare EVP) Bill Wilson.

Web

AOL closes multiple entertainment sites, cites ‘underperformance’

In a quiet end-of-week move, AOL closed multiple entertainment blogs and news sites last week without notice, including AOL Music's Spinner, The Boot and Noisecreep, as well as the award-nominated comic book site Comics Alliance.

Web

About.me is leaving AOL and getting back to its startup roots

About.me was acquired in 2010 by AOL, but today the company announced that with support from investors About.me has been bought back by its co-founders. Startup mode, take two.

Social Media

AOL boss: “Sandy was great for our sites”

If you're wondering, AOL's Tim Armstrong seems to have found the missing silver lining to last week's Hurricane Sandy: AOL traffic went up dramatically in the wake of the storm hitting the East Coast, he announced today.

Web

Hands on with AOL’s Alto: A webmail client that’s big on beauty, and has decent brains to boot

A big part of AOL's legacy is email, and now the company - of "You've Got Mail!" infamy - is introducing a new webmail application that groups your various inboxes into one stylish stop. But is there enough substance beneath Alto's gorgeous surface? We go…

Social Media

AOL’s Patch to be profitable by 2014

AOL's Patch local service is headed towards profitability by the end of 2013, according to AOL CEO Tim Armstrong. Proof that the world still needs local media?

Social Media

HuffPost Live lets anyone be a news pundit

AOL's Huffington Post hasdebuted the next generation of Web news with HuffPost Live, a streaming news network that invites live audience contributions.

Social Media

Patch restructuring to turn into a Craigslist competitor?

Aol's moneysuck, Patch, could be reimagined as a Craigslist-type local commerce platform within the coming year.

Social Media