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  • AOL Spinoff Imminent
    Time Warner on Thursday is likely to announce additional details regarding its plans to spin off all or some piece of its AOL unit. The question remains whether AOL's dial-up ...
  • AOL Spinoff 'A Done Deal'
    Sources tell TechCrunch that a final decision will be made about an AOL spinoff at Time Warner's board meeting on Thursday. Last month, the media giant said it was preparing ...
  • Facebook Signs Investment Deal with Russian Firm
    Facebook on Tuesday confirmed a $200 million investment from Russian firm Digital Sky Technologies that values the company at $10 billion, which is exactly one third less than the valuation ...
  • Facebook Bashers Miss the Point of DST Investment
    Don't be fooled: Facebook's not really worth $10 billion. At least, that's the refrain from many Web pundits following the $200 million investment in the company by Russian technology outfit ...
  • Tweets Reveal Distaste For Twitter TV Reality Show
    Just say "no" to Twitter TV. That's the sentiment of tweets sent after Reveille and Brillstein Entertainment reported partnering to pitch television execs on a new unscripted series incorporating the ...
  • Actors Unions OK Commercial Deal
    Actors unions easily approved a new three-year deal covering commercials work on Thursday. But other problem areas remain. ...
  • Mochila Partners With 'Investor's Business Daily'
    Content syndication platform Mochila has partnered with Investor's Business Daily to distribute articles, photos and video from IBD's Investors.com site. The multimedia content geared to personal and professional investors will ...
  • Google Enters Negotiations Over New MySpace Deal
    Google is negotiating a new guaranteed search deal with MySpace, TechCrunch reports, but sources claim the search giant thinks the deal is only worth $50-$75 million, which is significantly less ...
  • Kiptonic Now Basks in the Limelight
    Hoping to offer clients new monetization opportunities, content delivery company Limelight Networks has acquired video ad insertion firm Kiptronic. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. However, citing unnamed ...
  • Ion Files For Bankruptcy
    Ion Media has reached a restructuring agreement with a group of debt holders to convert all its debt to equity; it filed for bankruptcy court protection in New York, reports ...
  • Clear Channel Looks to Restructure $18B Debt
    Clear Channel Communications has begun quietly negotiating with lenders about restructuring its massive debt load. Just nine months ago the company was acquired in a $27 billion leveraged buyout. Among ...
  • Performics Expands Media, Search Role With Toyota
    Performics, operating independently of parent VivaKi will manage national, regional and local search campaigns for Southeast Toyota Distributors. The Chicago-based company has been working with the division for about three ...
  • Mobile Marketing Company Velti Acquires Ad Infuse
    Signaling ongoing consolidation within mobile advertising, London-based mobile marketing company Velti on Tuesday announced its acquisition of mobile ad startup Ad Infuse. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. ...
  • Microsoft Raises $3.75 Billion, But For What?
    For the first time in its history, Microsoft Corp has sold bonds to investors, raising $3.75 billion. Due to its stellar credit rating, the software giant was able to sell ...
  • Cablevision Won't Sell Madison Square Garden Unit
    Cablevision sought to quash speculation Monday that it might sell its Madison Square Garden unit that includes the New York Knicks and Fuse network. The company board may consider a ...
  • A Wolf in Google Killer's Clothing
    The search industry sits on the cusp of many innovations. The latest: the computational knowledge engine WolframAlpha expected to launch within a week. It's based on the software program Mathematica ...
  • Mobile Startup Medialets Gets $4 Million
    Medialets is among a bevy of startups banking on the growth of advertising tied to iPhone and other mobile applications. The New York-based company launched less than a year ago ...
  • NBC Digital Shifts into High Gear
    NBC Digital Networks has tapped High Gear Media, a publisher of automotive digital media, to develop original content for its online properties, Online Media Daily has learned. n addition, High ...
  • Appssavvy Adds Social App Clients
    Appssavvy, which connects brands and agencies with application developers, has announced new partnerships with six prominent social media developers. They include Circle of Moms; LivingSocial, which currently has the most ...
  • Twitter Not For Sale
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  • Iger: Hulu Deal Won't Compromise Other Businesses
    Following a "healthy debate" internally, Disney finally decided that Hulu's surging popularity and ability to monetize its content were reason enough to join the video venture from News Corp. and ...
  • Why Microsoft Needs to Buy Twitter
    Silicon Alley Insider's Nicholas Carlson offers five reasons why Microsoft, which is sitting on a pile of cash, should offer "whatever it takes" to buy Twitter. Most estimates peg the ...
  • CBS Interactive Hears the Music
    To better align existing assets, CBS Corp. on Tuesday announced the formation of the CBS Interactive Music Group. The new unit brings together CBS's digital music properties -- including CBS ...
  • Could Apple's Tree House Twitter?
    The who's-going-to-buy-Twitter rumor mill began churning Tuesday -- this time with the news that Apple has offered Twitter $700 million in cash. Both TechCrunch and Valleywag claim to have access ...
  • Google, Apple, Microsoft, News Corp, All Eyeing Twitter
    Google, Apple, Microsoft and News Corp. are all poking their noses around Twitter, reports Kara Swisher. "Because this is America, a bid for Twitter could come at any time and ...
  • Microsoft-Yahoo "Closer" Than Ever to Search Arrangement
    A Microsoft-Yahoo partnership, once described once described as being in "hot and heavy" talks by Kara Swisher, is now "closer than it has even been," according to one of her ...
  • Ad.com Domain Fetches $1.4 Million
    Brands have nothing on generic names when it comes to owning a hot Internet address. Ad.com fetched $1.4 million at a recent auction held by Los Angeles-based domain name registration ...
  • Microsoft Teams Up With Celebrity Athletes
    Brand Affinity Technologies--which is in the business of matching mostly pro athletes with online advertisers--has announced Microsoft Advertising as its first preferred online publisher portal. Launched in beta late last ...
  • Report: AP, Google Talks Going Nowhere
    Associated Press CEO Tom Curley made comments this week that suggest the talks between the AP and Google about content and compensation issues can't be going too well, says Forbes' ...
  • Disney's Anne Sweeney: The Hulu Interview
    PaidContent.org's Staci D. Kramer interviews Anne Sweeney, co-chair, Disney Media Networks and president of the Disney/ABC Television Group, following the announcement that Disney would take an equity stake in Hulu, ...