by Alex Balk "AOL’s email service has become associated with people somewhat out of touch with present-day tech companies. Why would someone have an @aol.com account when we have GMail and iCloud? [AOL CEO Tim] Armstrong was also asked what he planned to do about that brand perception at the UBS conference yesterday. Show More Summary
AOL Inc. (AOL) UBS Global Media and Communications Conference Call December 11, 2013 10:00 AM ET Executives Tim Armstrong – Chairman and CEO Analysts Eric Sheridan – UBS Presentation Eric Sheridan I think we’re -- okay. I think we’re going to get started with the next fireside chat by -- my name is Eric Sheridan, U.S. Show More Summary
For a few days last August, it was one of the most talked-about business stories in America: Tim Armstrong, the CEO of AOL, fired someone abruptly during a meeting. A recording of the incident went viral. What made the typically affable Armstrong snap? In this massive piece, Nicholas Carlson analyze
In the end, Tim Armstrong had to destroy the villages in order to save them. For what seems like forever now, CEO has been promising that the local news network for small towns he founded would be through losing money by the end of 2013, one way or another. On Tuesday’s earnings call, he reiterated [...]
TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington kicked off his interview with AOL CEO Tim Armstrong at Disrupt Europe with the obligatory ragging on Armstrong for firing him, but eventually, he moved on to ask if there was "anything interesting"...Show More Summary
TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington closed out his interview today with AOL CEO Tim Armstrong at Disrupt Europe with a call for questions from the audience. It turned out, however, that one of the attendees who lined up to ask a question was less interested in finding out more about AOL's business and more interested in meeting Arrington. Show More Summary
When one thinks of the major players in online video, YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, Vimeo, perhaps even Amazon first to mind — not AOL. Tim Armstrong, CEO of AOL (pictured, right), and Susan Lyne, the former ABC Entertainment president who...Show More Summary
AOL CEO Tim Armstrong is trying to sell corporate advertisers and Wall Street investors on the idea of AOL as a home for original online programming "featuring personalities such as Gwynneth Paltrow, Sarah Jessica Parker, Hank Azaria and Nicole Richie." Happy Advertising Week, everyone. Read more...
We're still waiting for the axe to fall for roughly half of the hyper-local news websites on Patch. In the meantime, media blogger Jim Romenesko has posted audio of Friday's instantly infamous conference call with Patch employees inShow More Summary
New York Times CEO: “We are currently leaving money on the table because we don’t yet have enough video-advertising opportunities to sell.” (niemanlab.org) Watch online on Monday: Arthur Sulzberger Jr., Tim Armstrong, Caroline Little and others discuss digital disruption of the news business. (harvard.edu) Erik Wemple: NPR correction convicts Tina Brown of … Read More
The August 22 post on New Tampa Patch by Skylar Hedstrom is only ten words long. Although it does manage to properly embed a recent video pitch to AOL CEO Tim Armstrong from local start-up UNATION, the fact that the “article” contains...Show More Summary
Here’s a look at the FishbowlNY stories that made the most buzz this week. 1) Tim Armstrong Welcomes New Patch CEO, Delays Layoffs 2) Michael Bloomberg Won’t Buy The New York Times Because He Hates It 3) Kanye West Wants His Baby onShow More Summary
AOL CEO Tim Armstrong told Patch employees in a conference call Friday the widely reported layoffs at the site will occur today. 60 percent of Patch sites had “real traction,” he said, 20 percent had “significant traction” and another 20 … Read more
Tim Armstrong, AOL’s CEO, is ready to make those cuts he put off last Friday. Jim Romenesko reports that in a conference call, Armstrong said 40 percent of Patch staffers — 480 people — will be laid off today. Armstrong also said that...Show More Summary
AOL CEO Tim Armstrong held another conference call for Patch employees today, and after what was likely the worst week to be working at the hyper-local news venture following the previous all-hands call, he confirmed that around 40 percent of the 1,000 total Patch workers will be let go starting today, according to Jim Romenesko. Show More Summary
It's official: AOL is making drastic cuts at Patch, its local news operation, today. AOL CEO Tim Armstrong says 40% of Patch sites are being shut down. Peter Kafka at All Things D reports 350 people are being let go today. Another 150 of Patch's staff could lose their jobs. Show More Summary
A source who works at the headquarters of AOL's local news network of sites, Patch, tells us there is supposed to be a "bloodbath" tomorrow. A week ago, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong told analysts that the company would shrink Patch, a local news network of sites, from 900 to 600 sites. Show More Summary
In case you missed it, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong fired an executive while 1,000 or so fellow employees listened in last week - live. You can check out the audio below, go to the 1:50 mark to hear the abrupt...
Jim Romenesko has the photo that turned AOL CEO Tim Armstong into a national story. During an all-hands meeting with employees to discuss the future of Patch, AOL's hyper-local news operation, Armstrong abruptly fired an employee for taking a photo. Show More Summary
A recording of AOL CEO Tim Armstrong firing a creative director in the middle of a conference call went viral on the Web, sparking criticism.