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May 20th 2014

Joystiq Launches First Digital StoreFront

Today, readers on the lookout for the latest news and products in the video game industry can take their search a step further: AOL property Joystiq now offers exclusive sales on category-leading games, apps and accessories.

AOL is extending its partnership with leading native commerce platform StackSocial to launch Joystiq's first Digital StoreFront, Joystiq Deals. The store, powered by StackCommerce, organically weaves relevant products into readers' daily experience and provides the ability to purchase them directly on the site.

What's in it for the Joystiq readers? Starting today, they'll be able to gain exclusive access to:

1. Specially curated, top title games
2. Indie gamer bundles
3. Gaming accessories
4. Hardware and gadgets
5. Game Development Resources
6. Other premium consumer tech

And, this isn't AOL's first alliance with StackSocial; StackCommerce also powers AOL property TUAW's storefront, and the initial partnership has been a resounding success. Enhancing Joystiq's audience experience is a natural next step-changing the way readers interact with news and keeping AOL's technology media brands at the forefront of the industry.

Feb 19th 2013

AOL Debuts on the Brand New HTC One®

(Our CEO Tim Armstrong helps debut HTC One® featuring HTC BlinkFeed™)

Today, HTC unveiled the new HTC One®. It will be available globally next month, and feature HTC BlinkFeed™, part of the new HTC Sense experience. AOL will provide thousands of pieces of content every day, in 5 different languages, that people will be able to 'snack' on every time they use their HTC One.

HTC BlinkFeed brings previously hidden content to the home screen, so you can see the things that are most interesting to you at a glance, without having to launch a series of apps.

This is AOL's first global launch with a major smartphone manufacturer, featuring its leading content brands including The Huffington Post, TechCrunch, Engadget, Moviefone, Patch, StyleList, Autoblog, TUAW, Joystiq, AOL Music, Spinner, The Boot, The Boombox and NoiseCreep.

We're excited to be a part of this ecosystem and are proud to showcase AOL's vast array of global and local content on this brand new device. To learn more about the HTC One click here.

Dec 5th 2012

Barb Dybwad Returns to Lead New Business Development for Engadget, Joystiq and TUAW

We are excited to welcome back Barb Dybwad, a former editor at Engadget, Joystiq and TUAW, who is rejoining AOL as director of new business development for all three properties.

Barb returns after a 4-year absence, during which time she held a number of roles at start-ups on both the editorial and business side. Her previous roles include vice president of content at Tecca, a news and information site about consumer electronics, director of production at Crowd Fusion, the collaborative Web and mobile publishing platform, and senior editor at Mashable.

AOL's technology media brands are at the forefront of the industry, aggressively covering news and reviews while offering in-depth analysis and expertise both online and off. Barb's experience is expected to help the new business team to elevate these brands even further.

Welcome back, Barb!

To learn more about AOL's technology and other content brands click here.

Jul 10th 2012

Joystiq Relaunches Mobile Site

, the definitive source for video game news and information, relaunched its mobile site at m.joystiq.com, optimized for all mobile phones to browse. Readers can take a swipe at the top bar of highlighted stories or browse news, read reviews, play videos, listen to podcasts, comment through Livefyre and hop through screenshot galleries. Learn more about the relaunch by reading a blog post from Joystiq's Editor-in-Chief, Ludwig Kietzmann.

Learn more about AOL's mobile offerings from your favorite brands like The Huffington Post, TechCrunch, Moviefone, SHOUTcast, Engadget and more by clicking here.

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