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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.

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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.

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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…

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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?

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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.

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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.

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The rumor that AOL will sell TechCrunch, Engadget is just that – a rumor

According to former TechCrunch writer Sarah Lacy's insider sources, the two AOL-owned tech sites might be on the chopping block. CEO Tim Armstrong is strongly denying it.

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Facebook to buy $550 million in AOL patents from Microsoft

Amid its legal battle with Yahoo, Facebook has decided to purchase $550 million in patents from Microsoft — some of the same patents that Microsoft just bought from AOL. Confused yet?

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Dark days for Patch as investors grow weary and editor-in-chief resigns

The hyper-local platform draws more criticism thanks to its unproven track record. Is it next on the chopping block at Aol?

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AOL sells off $1 billion in patents to Microsoft

AOL has sold a large chunk of its patent portfolio to Microsoft for more than $1 billion in cash.

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AOL isn’t killing AIM… just most of its dev team

Don't get too caught up in middle school nostalgia just yet: AIM isn't being killed off. AOL is, however, sucking its focus out of the product with recent layoffs.

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And the bidding for Yahoo begins

Reports have Silver Lake partners partnering with Microsoft and Andreessen Horowitz to buy a minority stake in Yahoo for as much as $3 billion. But can Yahoo be saved?

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Mozilla asks users to join ‘Stop SOPA & PIPA’ campaign

Following in the footsteps of Google, Facebook, Tumblr and other tech companies, Mozilla is taking steps to help block the passage of SOPA and PIPA, legislation that have the potential to fundamentally change the Internet.

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Internet titans fight SOPA with full-page NY Times ad [updated]

Internet giants have taken to the pages of The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and the Washington Times, to fight back against SOPA, the Internet censorship bill.

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AOL posts loss in Q3 despite ad sales jump

AOL posted its smallest loss in revenue in five years thanks to continued ad sales growth.

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