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Jul 19th 2012

AOL Autos Teams Up with CarWoo!

In the market for a new car? We've got great news for you! We're excited to announce a new partnership with CarWoo! today that will enhance the car buying experience for our consumers. The partnership provides "Best Offer" deals from 10,000+ U.S. dealers arming buyers with the information needed to quickly and easily negotiate great market prices on the car of their dreams while retaining their privacy.

Today's announcement follows the recent launch of "ChooseControl," the online search tool that helps consumers find the perfect car for their lifestyle. ChooseControl allows a potential car buyer to search for automobiles based on the largest range of social demographics currently available.

Before you enter the showroom, get educated by visiting AOL Autos for original and unique content from industry experts, simple and effective shopping tools for new and used vehicles and expert advice for vehicle ownership and repairs.

Learn more about this partnership by reading the full press release here.

Jul 16th 2012

Drivers go from Cruise Control to 'ChooseControl'



As the automotive industry continues to post its highest sales since 2005, AOL Autos and Toyota today announced the launch of a next-generation online search tool that helps consumers find the perfect car for their lifestyle. Whether someone has young children, wants to go green, participate in outdoor sports or has an icy commute in colder months, "ChooseControl" allows a potential car buyer to search for automobiles based on the largest range of social demographics currently available. The tool also incorporates dynamic and customized video into the experience to help the car buyer visualize how the vehicle matches their unique lifestyle.

Read more about this launch by clicking here.

Jun 18th 2012

New Series "Fetching" Debuts on AOL On

Following the success of Little Women, Big Cars, and to celebrate international "Take Your Dog to Work Day", AOL just launched a new original video series, Fetching, on AOL On Relationships. Set against the backdrop of Los Angeles, Fetching stars Liza, a young woman who quit her job as a lawyer and ended her engagement in the same week, to pursue her dreams of opening her own business - a doggy day care store called "Fetching." The comedy about love, dogs and their owners, was created by Amy Harris, one of the producers of Sex and the City, Gossip Girl and the upcoming prequel to Sex and the City, The Carrie Diaries.

Fetching is the story of Liza, a lawyer who quits and job and calls off her engagement when she realizes that she's not ready to settle down and become the wife and mother her fiancé, Mitch, expects her to be. She starts over by using the money she saved for her wedding to open a new business: a doggy day care store called Fetching. She hires her friends Matt and Daveed, and the loveable Adi, to help out. As the business grows, Liza struggles to juggle challenging clients (and their dogs), the business competition, and her brother's family, all the while trying to find love again. The problem is, her dog Oscar has an opinion on who she dates too.

The cast includes:
  • Liza (Collette Wolfe, Next Caller, HOT TUB TIME MACHINE, Cougar Town)- A newly single thirty-something who has recently quit her job as a lawyer and opens a doggy day care called Fetching
  • Oscar - Liza's adorable mutt rescued from a shelter who is her closest (cuddliest) confidant, and may have better taste in who Liza should date than she does
  • Matt (Levi Fiehler, WOLF TOWN) - A single Princeton Grad who works as Fetching's dog walker and may not be quite living up to his potential
  • Blake (Dave Annable,Brothers & Sisters)- A local bank executive who is charming, devastatingly handsome and extremely allergic to dogs
  • Sheila (Elaine Hendrix, THE PARENT TRAP) - Fetching's biggest client, along with her overly pampered pup Frederick, just may be the shop's biggest pain in the tail
  • Adi (Sandra Vergara,FRIGHT NIGHT)- The sexy and opinionated Latina receptionist at Fetching who gives Liza her sassy but honest advice about love and men
  • David a.k.a. Daveed (Brian Tichnell, STAINED GLASS) - Fetching's gay dog groomer who was once the hottest hairdresser to the stars now only styles dogs because they don't talk back

The series was originally announced at AOL's Digital Content NewFront in April. Watch and share the entire series now: http://on.aol.com/studio/fetching.