Posts Tagged ‘aol’

What’s the Best Winamp Alternative Now that it’s Shutting Down?

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

I’ll definitely miss good old Winamp, but it’s nice to see that there are a few viable alternatives out there …

If you have visited the Winamp website recently, you may have noticed a banner at the top of the page stating that and associated web services” and “Winamp Media players” will be shut down as of December 20, 2013. What this means is that AOL, the current owners of all Winamp properties, has made the decision to shut down the website, all associated services, and all versions of the media player Winamp as well.


“I’m bored; There’s Nothing on the Internet!” The Argument for a Walled Garden

Monday, February 14th, 2011

If you can’t find anything interesting on the internet, you’re just not looking hard enough …

The call “There’s nothing on TV” has long been a common phrase in households around the world, but now I’m beginning hear people express disappointment with the quality and availability of good stuff on the Internet.  This has just gotta be absurd, right!?  Well, perhaps not.


AOL Earnings Train Wreck Driven By Bebo and Ad Revenue Shortfall

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Ten years ago, AOL was one of the largest ISPs in the country; today, they’re struggling to survive … I guess that’s just the nature of internet-based business in general.

After warning analysts that its financial results for the latest quarter would be disappointing, AOL couldn’t even manage to hit those lowered expectations, thanks in part to a $1.4 billion writedown on assets — primarily Bebo, the European social network that it unloaded earlier this year. AOL’s CEO Tim Armstrong, a former Google executive who joined the company last year, said that he was “pleased with this quarter’s internal and external trends,” but virtually every single revenue line on the web company’s balance sheet had a minus sign in front of it, including all of the entries related to online advertising, which the company is relying on to provide much of its future growth.


Struggling Internet Pioneer AOL Turns 25

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

When you think back to the early days of the internet, it’s really kind of amazing to see which companies survived, and which didn’t …

In a year steeped in significant anniversaries for tech companies, one that has been largely ignored is the 25th of online pioneer AOL.

Today, the company originally known as Quantum Computer Services, which introduced millions of Americans to the Internet, is still around but not what it used to be.

Sales are declining and its subscriber base is dwindling as it copes with a slide in online advertising revenue and tries to recast itself amid stiffening competition.