Tech Deals

Tim Armstrong, chief executive officer of AOL, is betting on live video to drive up ad rates.

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Tim Armstrong, chief executive officer of AOL, is betting on live video to drive up ad rates.

AOL Combines ‘American Idol’ With TV News in Search of Ad Dollars

“American Idol,” “The X Factor” and now Anchor Quest? AOL has jumped on the reality-TV bandwagon with a contest to select an anchor for its new online show. The program is essentially a marketing ploy to promote AOL’s latest foray...

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The New York Times, which bought the Boston Globe for $1.1 billion 20 years ago, is now accepting bids for the company.

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The New York Times, which bought the Boston Globe for $1.1 billion 20 years ago, is now accepting bids for the company.

A $100 Million Bid for the Boston Globe May Not Exactly Be $100 Million

The New York Times Co., which put the Boston Globe up for sale in February, is expecting bids in the range of $100 million today, a tidy sum for a shrinking business. But $100 million may not exactly be $100...

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Venture capitalist Fred Wilson apologized for disparaging remarks he made about corporate VCs.

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Venture capitalist Fred Wilson apologized for disparaging remarks he made about corporate VCs.

Never Say ‘Never Ever Ever Ever’ — Fred Wilson Sorry for Corporate VC Comments

Fred Wilson, the venture capitalist who has invested in Twitter and Zynga, apologized for critical remarks about corporate VC firms, saying “well established investment groups” can be good for entrepreneurs. Wilson, a managing partner at Union Square Ventures, said he...

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Pandora agreed to buy a radio station in South Dakota to qualify for compulsory royalty rates.

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Pandora agreed to buy a radio station in South Dakota to qualify for compulsory royalty rates.

After Apple Unveils iTunes Radio, Pandora Buys a Radio Station in South Dakota

All ears were on Pandora Media yesterday after Apple showed its competing streaming-music service, iTunes Radio. Pandora answered with an acquisition today — of an FM radio station. In South Dakota. Pandora said it entered into a pact to acquire...

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