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Winamp will live on, as AOL finds a buyer

Winamp will live on, as AOL finds a buyer

By 14 January 2014

After being on the brink of death, famed music player Winamp will live on to please more users, thanks to AOL selling the software to digital audio business Radionomy for a deal worth between $5 million and $10 million, reports TechCrunch. The internet... >>

Winamp to live? Microsoft rumoured to buy ancient software from AOL

Winamp to live? Microsoft rumoured to buy ancient software from AOL

By 21 November 2013

Microsoft is reported to be in talks with AOL to buy Winamp, the music service that's been around since 1997 but was revealed to have been closed down on Wednesday. The news comes through TechCrunch, which says the deal is not yet finalised and a price... >>

AOL closes Winamp media player after 15 years

AOL closes Winamp media player after 15 years

By 21 November 2013

AOL has announced that its music application Winamp will shut down on 20 December 2013 after nearly 15 years of service to audiophiles. AOL bought Winamp from Nullsoft in 1999, but the increase in streaming services now available looks to have hampered... >>

AOL Reader surfaces in private beta ahead of Google Reader shutdown

AOL Reader surfaces in private beta ahead of Google Reader shutdown

By 21 June 2013

People are going to have no shortage of other options when Google finally kills Google Reader next month, thanks to yet another RSS service currently in development. As first noticed by The Next Web, AOL has a live landing page for an RSS service at reader.aol.com.... >>

Bebo up for sale

Bebo up for sale

By 7 April 2010

AOL is to either sell or close Bebo after paying $850 million dollars for it just 2 years ago, realising that it's just not worth the investment to keep it going.   "Bebo, unfortunately, is a business that has been declining and, as a result, would... >>

Windows browser ballot screen rolls out

Windows browser ballot screen rolls out

By 1 March 2010

Microsoft's browser ballot screen, the EU-mandated move which offers users the option to replace Internet Explorer on their Windows installation, has begun to roll out to computers across the world that have Internet Explorer set as the default browser.... >>

Facebook Chat heads to desktop IM

Facebook Chat heads to desktop IM

By 11 February 2010

While we had some inkling this was coming, Facebook has now announced that Facebook Chat can be integrated into desktop instant messaging clients, another move towards taking the functionality of the social networking site away from the main site. "By... >>

AIM integrates Facebook Chat

AIM integrates Facebook Chat

By 10 February 2010

AOL appears to be testing the addition of Facebook Chat support to its instant messaging client. The company is offering preview builds that have the support in, but a full announcement hasn't happened yet. While we wait for that, AOL Mail has integrated... >>

ICQ releases new version of IM software

ICQ releases new version of IM software

By 18 January 2010

Gosh, remember ICQ? The stalwart of late 90s IM with its flowery icons and irritatingly-loud noises has just issued an update to its client - more than 13 years after it was first released - which adds a whole pile of new functionality. That functionality... >>

AOL announces 2500 job cuts

AOL announces 2500 job cuts

By 20 November 2009

In the States, AOL has announced it will be cutting its workforce by around a third after it gets spun off from Time Warner next month. The job cuts - nicely timed for the "holidays" - will see both involuntary and voluntary redundancies for around 2500... >>