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Feb 27th 2014

AOLers Share Career Advice in "Pathways to Success" Series

Equipped with notebooks, questions, and abundant enthusiasm, students from the High School of Telecommunication Arts and Technology headed to AOL HQ yesterday for "Pathways to Success." Held in New York, the event brings tech-interested students together for career advice and exposure.

The invited students attend one of 20 New York City public schools selected for a new program, the Software Engineering Pilot (SEP) - which provides funding to offer a comprehensive curriculum of computer science and software engineering for both girls and boys.

Panelists shared stories and advice, with the goal of exposing students to the myriad pathways available in the tech field. As the speakers wrapped up, a key-takeaway arose: "Keep in touch with the classmates you're with today, as those connections will be helpful in the future - you never know who you'll be connected with later on in life."

"Pathways to Success" is an ongoing AOL program through which we invite students interested in technology to the AOL office for a career panel and tour of the Studio. Stay tuned for future updates and events news by following @AOLImpact.

Nov 13th 2012

After a Nationwide Search Resulting in Over 1,200 Entries, We Are Proud to Announce the Six Next MAKERS

In partnership with Simple, Unilever's new facial skincare brand, AOL is honored to reveal the winners of the nationwide search for extraordinary women driving positive change in their communities.

Recognized as Next MAKERS for their leadership, vision, courage and ingenuity, Colonel Jill Chambers, Olivia Joy Stinson, Anna Rodriguez, Reshma Saujani, Emily May and Lydia Cincore-Templeton, will join our prestigious group of women on MAKERS.com.

The MAKERS community is inspired by the remarkable and heartfelt nominations that poured in, recognizing exceptional women across the country. We're privileged to bring to life the incredible stories of these Next MAKERS that will inspire the next generation of trailblazers. As a Next MAKER, each of these remarkable women will tell her unique story in a video on MAKERS.com and be awarded a $10,000 grant from Simple to continue pursuing the groundbreaking work in her community.

Stay tuned for videos, captured by Dyllan McGee and our filmmaking team, that will debut on MAKERS.com beginning December 17, 2012.
About the Next MAKERS:

  • Colonel Jill Chambers, Washington DC: Leading advocate for the military's new nationwide strategy to address Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Olivia Joy Stinson, North Carolina: Founder of PEN Pals Book Club and Support Group for Children of Incarcerated Parents, a non-profit organization that she created at the age of 14
  • Anna Rodriguez, Florida: Founder of the Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking
  • Reshma Saujani, New York: Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, a non-profit that empowers students from low-income communities to use technology to become entrepreneurs
  • Emily May, New York: Founder and CEO of Hollaback, a non-profit that harnesses the power of information technology to combat street harassment
  • Lydia Cincore-Templeton, Los Angeles: CEO of Children Youth and Family Collaborative in Los Angeles, an organization devoted to improving the academic performance of foster youth
Read more about the launch of Next MAKERS here.

Oct 9th 2012

Winamp Brings Synchronized Lyrics To Mobile and Desktop with new partners SongFreaks and LyricFind



Attention music fans: you will no longer have to worry about mumbling the words to your favorite songs!

Following the recent release of Album Washer, Winamp is proud to reveal a new lyrics add-on feature, powered by LyricFind, for the award winning Android music player.

The new add-on displays lyrics to your favorite songs and automatically scrolls in time with what you're listening to on top of the playback screen. LyricFind provides millions of songs from over 40,000 artists and 200,000 albums for users in 20 countries. The add-on is available for $1.99 and can be purchased directly within the Winamp for Android app in the In-App Store.

The way lyrics are seamlessly integrated right on top of your playback screen brings another dimension to your listening experience. This is another step in our roadmap to give our users a wide variety of ways to customize their experience on Android handsets and has always been a part of the Winamp DNA, give the power to the user!

Additionally, Winamp and SongFreaks are announcing a new online service for the Winamp desktop music player today, SongFreaks For Winamp.

The SongFreaks application, which will be available during the Winamp installation (and can also be downloaded through Winamp.com), includes access to the same great catalog of lyrics and provides easy access to artist and album data, videos, charts, images, and more. Users can also participate in the SongFreaks community, sharing songs (and lyrics), artist info, and more, while earning badges and competing to become the Top Fan of each artist. Users can become the Top Fan by interacting with each artist on SongFreaks, viewing and sharing their information, and listening to their music.

Additionally, the SongFreaks application includes LyricStream, the SongFreaks technology that synchronizes the display of lyrics in time with your music. If LyricStream isn't available for a particular song, users can add sync data automatically, using a fun, interactive process.

SongFreaks Founder Alex Curelea said, "We're very happy to partner with Winamp and provide lyrics to their tens of millions of users. We're excited to introduce their users to the SongFreaks community and help them sing along to their music!"

For more about Winamp for Android follow this link, and for more about the SongFreaks Online Service on the Winamp Desktop media player click here. For more info about LyricFind go to lyricfind.com and for more info about SongFreaks go to songfreaks.com.

Jul 10th 2012

HuffPost Live Announces Launch Date

We're excited to announce that HuffPost Live, our new live streaming network, will be coming to a screen near you on August 13. One of our goals is to create the most social video experience possible, so we're inviting our HuffPost community of readers to now join us live on the air to become an integral part of the dynamic, ongoing conversation that is the heart and soul of HuffPost Live.

HuffPost Live is built on a platform that includes many innovative features that we would like you to learn about before we go live so you'll be as prepared as our hosts and producers. Read a full list of FAQ's about HuffPost Live here.The HuffPost community is growing exponentially and HuffPost Live will take it to the next level.

HuffPost Live aims to be as disruptive and groundbreaking in video as HuffPost has been in the way news is delivered, consumed, and engaged with. But we need your help, so check out "HuffPost Live 3, 2, 1...," sign up, and join the conversation. To learn more about our launch read Arianna Huffington's blog post here.

May 16th 2012

AOL Celebrates Birthday with Annual Day of Service

Here at AOL, we're in the business of helping people, period. Although we try and live this value every day, each year on AOL's birthday, we take it to the next level with Monster Help Day, a global community service day where AOLers around the world come together as a company to help strengthen the communities we live and work in while sharing a rewarding experience with our colleagues. On Friday, May 18th, we are celebrating our third annual Monster Help Day – an initiative created by employees, for employees.

This year AOLers from 21 offices around the globe will support more than 38 charities by doing volunteer activities like building care kits for troops, serving lunches at food banks, and planting trees in local parks. From Bangalore to Palo Alto, AOL employees will take the day off from work and support the charitable organizations in our local communities while reinforcing one of our core values. Over the last two years AOL employees have spent over 50,000 hours doing community service on Monster Help Day and have helped nearly 100 charities. We've built houses, sent packages, and helped those most in need, take a look at what we accomplished at last year's event:



Interested in getting involved in Monster Help Day? Find out more information by visiting our Monster Help Day page on AOL Impact and follow us all around the world on Twitter on Friday at #monsterhelpday.

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