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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.

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?

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

Yahoo sale rumors swirl again: Who might buy, and why?

Five weeks after jettisoning its CEO, rumors are swirling that Yahoo is putting itself up for sale. Who might bid - and why would they want to?
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AOL building a social network around MapQuest

Will a location-centric social network revitalize MapQuest?