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Facebook Challenges Google’s Tech Dominance by Partnering With AOL, Adobe | Adweek

Facebook and Google aren’t exactly besties, and the social giant’s latest move won’t help matters. In recent weeks Facebook has made two friends through moves that will simultaneously help its own advertising business and hurt Google’s. Last month, Adobe and AOL joined Facebook Exchange, the social network’s display retargeting platform beloved by direct-response advertisers who […]

Do Not Track – Internet Privacy Bill and ‘do not track’ support

Back in February The Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights was formally unveiled in the US, and it endorses the ‘Do not track’ web browser functionality that already has the support of Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and AOL. In many respects it’s similar to the existing cookie laws being implemented across Europe. The Bill comes at the […]


So whilst Apple are launching the iPhone and having legal issues about naming. China’s largest appliance maker, Haier Group, is teaming up with a subsidiary of AOL to make a wireless media player that can stream or download content without hooking it up to a PC. It looks like a regular iPod but does what […]

Genius Advertising

As anyone who knows me knows I hate advertising. Well okay that’s not entirely true. I hate when advertising ruins the experience or when advertising becomes more imprtant than the content. Anyway advertising rant over – more to come when I don’t work where I work now. Anyway AOL Pictures and presumably the rest of […]

AOL Pictures

Techcrunch is bemoaning AOL Pictures relaunch. I think they are missing something though. Flickr, photobucket, bubbleshare and others may well look slicker and have more intuitive UI but they simply do not have the userbase potential AOL has from the start. You simply wouldn’t get the gems shown here on bubbleshare et al. Not to […]

More on AOL Search

Over at they have done an interesting analysis of the clickthru from the AOL search data that was released last week to the fury of privacy rights campaigners and users. A whopping 47% of searches failed to reult in a click thru to a result. I have to say I’m sure this is no […]


The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is asking the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to force AOL to help the people whose search records it recently released. In a complaint filed Monday, the EFF requests that the FTC investigate the incident and have AOL notify, via electronic and postal mail, all affected persons that their search […]

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

Well they say that anyway. AOL has been using roundels and faded colourways for the last few years. As shown here on the French site, the German site and the UK site. V Two One Broadband seem to like the colour scheme and the roundels.


So want to know what people are seaching for? Well okay people using AOL are searching for. Interestingly the outrage caused by this lapse in privacy by making this information available (and if you have no idea what I am talking about there is a link here) is nothing compared to the other information you […]

Red Cross Abseil

As high as the planes! Uploaded by markdrasutis on 24 Jun ’06, 4.08pm BST. We raised £750 which AOL will be matching so that makes £1500! not bad for a Saturday morning. I was bricking it though which thankfully you can’t see from the photo.

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