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Tech.Co Has Been Acquired by Global Digital Media Business

By | Jan 15, 2018 at 7:01 pm

Today, I’m excited to announce that Tech.Co has been acquired by MVF, an international publishing and tech company. MVF was founded in the UK by five friends in 2009, and has driven incredibly fast growth over the past 9 years. They opened an office…


Las Vegas

How to Forge Your Own Path to Success

By | Jun 21, 2017 at 3:50 pm

As a kid, you grow up with certain beliefs that will stick with you throughout your life. But as you mature, experience the world, launch a career, and find someone to share the journey along the way, your beliefs might change and alter the…



Steve Case Wants to Collaborate With You on His Best Selling Book

By | Oct 13, 2016 at 4:30 pm

This year, AOL founder and CEO Steve Case wrote his best selling book The Third Wave. The paperback version of the book is coming out soon, and Steve Case wants to “collaborate with you” to make some revisions. In case The Third Wave is…

Women's issues

AOL’s #BUILTBYGIRLS Challenge Gives Girls Opportunities in Tech

By | Jul 13, 2016 at 12:30 pm

When it comes to having women and girls in tech, representation is only one part of the puzzle. Women and girls need more than just to see themselves in the roles that they desire – they need the opportunities to get there. AOL is…



Women Who Tech: Giving Female Entrepreneurs Access to Capital

By | Sep 16, 2015 at 10:02 am

Seven years ago Women Who Tech was created to bring together talented and renowned women breaking new ground in technology. Not only do these women inspire change, they use their tech prowess to help transform the makeup the local ecosystems and communities they’re a…



Tech.Co Deals Roundup: Wiselike and Instabase Raise Seed Funding

By | Aug 31, 2015 at 3:00 pm

In today’s Tech.Co deals roundup, Wiselike launches in beta and announces a seed round of funding; Instabase brings on Greylock and NEA as backers; and AOL makes an acquisition. Need more funding news? You can get the Tech.Co deals roundup send directly to your…



Steve Case on the Third Wave of Entrepreneurship in America

By | Mar 25, 2016 at 12:12 pm

At this year’s SXSW in Austin, TX, I sat down with Steve Case to talk about his thoughts on innovation and entrepreneurship in America, the Rise of the Rest, and his new book The Third Wave. In our exclusive Steve Case SXSW interview (which…


5 Characteristics of Thriving Social Entrepreneurs – #2: Be a Good Sponge

By | Jun 24, 2015 at 8:00 am

In his book, How We Got To Now, Steven Johnson sets out to dispel the myth that innovation requires a mix of individual genius and an “aha” moment. Johnson writes, “Often big ideas coalesce out of smaller, incremental breakthroughs.” He goes on to tell…



Learn the Origin of AOL’s Iconic “You’ve Got Mail”

By | Feb 19, 2016 at 9:38 am

“You’ve got mail!” No matter your age, you’re likely familiar with the timeless greeting – a memento from the Internet’s early days, and a pithy and humbling reminder of the origins of our digital age. Thanks to early Internet pioneer and AOL cofounder, Steve Case,…


AOL is Acquired by Verizon For $4.4 Billion

By | May 12, 2015 at 12:30 pm

AOL Inc. will be acquired by Verizon Communications Inc. for $4.4 billion dollars in cash. The acquisition was announced today by AOL’s CEO Tim Armstrong. According to Verizon, this acquisition further drives its LTE wireless video and OTT (over-the-top video) strategy. The agreement will also…


Charleston, SC

Why is Everybody so Amped on Charleston’s Tech Ecosystem?

By | May 3, 2015 at 2:00 pm

On a very base level, what’s one thing that big tech hubs like New York, Chicago, Boston, and Washington DC can’t competitively offer? The answer is a lot simpler than you might think: sunshine. Sure, each of these cities has its respective times of…


The Top 20 Most Popular Websites: 1996 to the Present [INFOGRAPHIC]

By | Dec 26, 2014 at 12:30 pm

From 1996 to 2002, AOL was the most popular website on the Internet. At the end of 2013, it surprisingly hadn’t fallen too far away from the top echelons of the Internet’s many websites – placing right behind Facebook in the top five. In a…

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Los Angeles

Hearst Ventures Backs Science Studio With $30 Million Fund

By | Feb 15, 2013 at 1:30 am

Hearst Corporation’s venture arm, Hearst Ventures, is making a minority equity investment in Science Inc, the Santa Monica, California tech startup creation studio. According to All Things D the deal is close to $30 million for a stake above 20 percent. “Hearst is continually looking…


San Francisco Buys Itself Back From AOL To Raise Funding With New Life

By | Feb 5, 2013 at 10:23 pm

We’ve covered a number of times over the last few years as they nailed their launch and then quickly were acquired by AOL. Today they announced they are spinning out as it’s own independent company. As part of the deal AOL will hang…



AOL Launches Fishbowl Labs Startup Incubator in DC Area

By | Jul 31, 2012 at 3:00 pm

AOL has opened up a free, 2,000-square-foot coworking space and incubator for startups at its campus in Dulles, Virginia, near Washington, DC. Fishbowl Labs accepts startups on a rolling basis, and they can stay and receive mentorship for around six months. They receive no…



Steve Case, Ted Leonsis Create $450 Million Fund to Aid DC Startups

By | Dec 1, 2011 at 12:53 pm

Steve Case and Ted Leonsis, the pioneering founders of AOL, want to give back to the community that played home to their media enterprise’s early success. Frustrated by local businesses having to look toward Silicon Valley for the financial assistance necessary to grow, Case,…


San Francisco

I Call Bullsh!t On The AOL and TechCrunch Fiasco

By | Sep 12, 2011 at 2:39 pm

Disclaimer: This is an opinion piece, based on the facts and most names have not been changed to protect their innocence, or, not. It’s September again and that means TechCrunch Disrupt is taking place this week in San Francisco. The TechCrunch Disrupt event evolved…