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May 14th 2013

TechCrunch Goes Back to School

This past Wednesday, TechCrunch unveiled the online learning destination CrunchU in partnership with online education startup Udemy. Powered by Udemy's online learning platform, CrunchU offers students access to a set of world-class courses, taught by expert instructors, curated by TechCrunch.
The 30 online courses in entrepreneurship, programming and Web design, can tackle ambitious topics like Raising Money for Startups and Startup Hiring while other classes build additional skills like DSLR photography, coding and logo design.

The tech world we live in is always changing, and it takes the latest skills to stay competitive. CrunchU is affordable to keep with Udemy's mission to "democratize education by making top quality content from the world's experts dramatically more affordable for anyone, anywhere." And all CrunchU courses will be 50 percent off between now and May 18th.

To learn more about CrunchU click here. Courses are slated to change each quarter, so stay tuned for new class options.

Mar 13th 2013

AOL Wins Four Digiday Awards!


(Accepting the awards: Emily Tanczyn and Daryn Strauss for MAKERS; Alex George for Moviefone, and Brian Sirgutz for HuffPost Impact)

We're happy to share that AOL topped this year's Digiday Publishing Awards finalists! AOL and Huffington Post were nominated in eight different categories and, last night, took home four of those awards. The awards honor excellence and breakthrough achievement in digital publishing, branded content and advertising technology.

Here are AOL's Digiday award-winners:

• Best Editorial Achievement by a Publisher: AOL for MAKERS.com
• Best Use of Video by a Publisher: AOL for MAKERS.com
• Best Use of Mobile by a Publisher: Moviefone iPhone App
• Best Branded Content Integration by a Publisher: Huffington Post Media Group for Cisco Impact

Additionally, AOL's TechCrunch was nominated for Best Editorial Achievement by a Publisher, Homepage for Heroes was up for Best Content Marketing Program, the Huffington Post iPad app was a finalist for Best Design and the HuffPost Live iPad app was nominated for Best Use of a iPad/Tablet by a Publisher.

See the full list of Digiday nominees and winners here. Congrats to all of the digital brands that were selected by Digiday, including the amazing AOL brands!

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.

Feb 7th 2013

Boxee TV Giveaway With its Launch of AOL On


Today, AOL On is proud to announce that our premium content will be available on Boxee TV! Now Boxee TV owners will be able to enjoy over 300,000 premium videos from across AOL brands. Get the latest news, exclusive interviews and watch the most important people from the tech industry from TechCrunch, Engadget and CNET.

To celebrate, we're giving away three Boxee TVs on AOL On's Facebook page. Enter to get all of AOL On's great content streamed straight to your TV!

Feb 4th 2013

TechCrunch Announces the 6th Annual Crunchies Award Winners

It's that time of year when the world pauses and looks back on the best of 2012 and offers up accolades including the Golden Globes, the Oscars and the Grammys. In the spirit of the season, the 6th annual TechCrunch's Crunchies Awards honored some of the best products and companies in technology at their ceremony last week.

This year's Crunchies Award event was Co-Hosted by TechCrunch and partners GigaOM and VentureBeat with actor and comedian John Oliver as the emcee. The Awards honored winners across 20 categories from Best New Startup to Founder of the Year.

Here are some of the Crunchie winners:


Visit Techcrunch for the entire list of winners. Missed the show? Watch the video below for some highlights from the event.

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