Oct 1st 2014
Crain's New York has recognized AOL as one of the best places to work in New York City - and we could not agree more! AOL is proud to be headquartered in New York City - the heart of where "culture meets code" - and to be leading the charge in establishing New York City as a worldwide technology hub, attracting the world's best talent.
AOL holds a special place in the history of the internet and, in New York City, AOL has been restructured, revitalized, repositioned and is a thriving company - simplifying the internet for consumers and creators and redefining for decades to come how content is produced, distributed, consumed and monetized. A core value of the company is that "we hire and empower smart people who love what they do" and being named by Crain's as a best place to work in New York City is a great indicator that we are doing just that!
Headquartered in New York, AOL is a global company with offices in 47 cities and 19 countries, and the passion and talent of our employees extends worldwide. As such we share this honor with AOLers across the globe. We are proud that AOL was also recently named a "Top Company for Working Moms" and a "Healthiest Employer" in 2014.
We would like to thank Crain's New York for this honor and most importantly our employees, customers and partners for their tireless work and support. New York City does not sleep and nor will AOL.
Share your reasons why AOL is one of the best places to work with #BESTPLACES2014 and #IHEARTAOL
Sep 30th 2014
The first film in the new MAKERS series, MAKERS: Women in Comedy, premieres on Tuesday, September 30 at 9pm ET/PT on PBS. This film tracks the rise of women in the world of comedy, from the "dangerous" comedy of '70s sitcoms like Maude to the groundbreaking women of the 1980s American comedy club boom and building to today's multifaceted landscape.
Contemporary comics, including Chelsea Handler, Mo'Nique, Sarah Silverman, Ellen DeGeneres, Jane Lynch, Kathy Griffin, and the incomparable Joan Rivers (in one of her last interviews) talk about where women started in this competitive, male-dominated profession and where they are determined to go.
Kathy Griffin will host a virtual screening on the film on Wednesday, October 1 at 8pm ET on MAKERS.com. The film will then live and be available for streaming anytime on MAKERS.com.
Building on the 2013 film MAKERS: Women Who Make America, which told the story of the modern American women's movement, the series will introduce a new collection of MAKERS.
Join the conversation on Twitter with @MAKERSwomen, @PBS and #MAKERSfilm. Visit MAKERS.com/documentary/womenincomedy for more information.
Sep 5th 2014
The Hackathon will take place September 6th and 7th and the Conference will run September 8th through 10th. The entire event will be captured online, with 24/7 coverage and a livestream on the TechCrunch homepage.
Last year's record-breaking Disrupt San Francisco hosted 3,700+ attendees and 800+ hackers. Taking it to the next level, this year's Disrupt will feature some of the hottest speakers in the industry, including:
- Peter Thiel, iconic investor and cofounder of PayPal and many other companies-will join TechCrunch Co-Editor Alexia Tsotsis to discuss his book "Zero to One: Notes on Startups or, How to Build the Future"
- Billionaire investor, serial entrepreneur, and owner of the Dallas Mavericks Mark Cuban will speak for at Disrupt for the first time
- CEO/Co-Founder and COO of Twitch, Emmett Shear and Kevin Lin respectively, will discuss what it's like to run a gaming media monster that was just acquired by Amazon for $970 million
- Founders of Eventbrite, and married dynamic duo, Julia and Kevin Hartz, will chat about the future of events and what the company's plans are for 2015 and beyond
- Founder and CEO of Airbnb, Brian Chesky will share his insight into running a $10 billion startup, and how difficult it was to get it off the ground
- Disrupt veteran Marissa Mayer and CEO of Yahoo will once again judge the Startup Battlefield finals
- Michael Arrington will interview Marc Benioff (Founder/Chairman/CEO, Salesforce), and legendary Bay Area investor Vinod Khosla (Founder, Khosla Ventures) will offer his infinite investment wisdom
- Three new TechCrunch writers will have their Disrupt debut - Kyle Russell will interview the CEO/Co-Founder and COO of Twitch, Sarah Buhr and a panel of tech experts will discuss whether or not "digital medicine is the new Rx", and Ron Miller will chat with Scott Dietzen (Pure Storage) and Mike Speiser (Sutter Hill Ventures)
Live streaming video by Ustream
Aug 7th 2014
In support of this campaign – with the goal of helping the ASPCA reach its goal of 3 million rescuers, one for every homeless animal euthanized each year – AOL is providing pro bono media support across channels:
- Desktop and mobile PSA banners on our owned and operated channels and with third party publisher inventory
- Providing video PSA support across AOL's network, spotlighting Colbie Caillat sparking directly to the viewer
- AOL owned and operated brands Cambio and StyleList shared editorial coverage following interviews with Colbie
- On August 15, we're providing an AOL.com "Make a Difference" module – making ASPCA the featured charity for one full day
- Social media support for the campaign from AOL channels
For almost 150 years, the ASPCA has worked tirelessly to end animal cruelty.
Visit http://www.aspca.org/rescue to support the campaign.
Aug 6th 2014
AOL accelerates revenue and Adjusted OIBDA growth – growing both 12% year-over-year.
"AOL's future as a scaled media technology company continues to get stronger," said Tim Armstrong, AOL Chairman and CEO. "AOL grew consumer usage, video, programmatic advertising, branded content, and ad pricing throughout the first half of 2014, and we will continue to make AOL one of the best operating companies in our industry."
Other highlights include:
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