AOL, Adobe, Salesforce Among 30 US Companies Said To Be Violating EU Data Transfer Deal

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 Thirty US companies — including software giant Adobe, TechCrunch owner AOL and SaaS CRM purveyor Salesforce.com — have been identified as in probable violation of a EU-US agreement aimed at safeguarding personal data transfers in a complaint filed with the FTC by US consumer privacy rights NGO the Center for Digital Democracy. Read More Read more »

AOL’s New Ad Platform Tries to Break the Digital Spending Ceiling

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AOL is taking a new approach to attracting the ad dollars that have stubbornly avoided the digital market — if you can't beat 'em, make 'em join you. The company is rolling out a new ad buying platform called One, which will attempt to offer marketers a one-stop shop for all display needs, including television. One integrates display ad inventory across every type of device with data analytics features to create an advanced programmatic ad system that automates much of the process. See also: Every Terrible Ad Cliché You've Ever Seen in One Genius Video The platform is essentially a marriage of numerous advertising efforts that AOL has been developing for some time: the efficiency of programmatic ad buying technology, the analytics that give near real-time information on performance and a renewed emphasis on both online and linear television. Read more... More about Aol , Business , Advertising , Media , and Programmatic Ad Buying Read more »

AOL Is Shutting Down AOL Music And Firing Staff Who Are Live-Tweeting The Bloodbath

While there’s still few details and no official announcement, AOL is shutting down its AOL Music news properties and is firing their employees, according to tweets from the official AOL Music site Spinner’s account and some staff. Poor performance due to competition from independent bloggers may be to blame. However, reports indicate Winamp, SHOUTcast, and flagship music blog Spinner may survive. AOL Music operates a variety of music news websites for different genres, the SHOUTcast Internet radio site, and the historic Winamp player it acquired in 2009 along with Spinner in a $400 million acquisition of Nullsoft. Here’s how the pink slips flew this morning. First, Spinner tweeted: ” @Spinner : All of AOL Music is shutting down Read more »

Coders Can’t Put Writers Out Of A Job Yet, But We’d Better Watch Our Backs

Last week The New York Times ran a story by John Markoff about robots replacing human workers. Andrew McAfee, co-author of the excellent Race Against The Machine followed up with a post of his own . The gist: technology and automation lead to more job creation than job displacement in the past, but that may be changing Read more »

Can The Huffington Post Reinvent Cable News?

The Huffington Post Media Group revealed more details about its upcoming online news channel, the Huffington Post Streaming Network . The announcement takes place just days before Huffington Post celebrates its first anniversary since its acquisition by AOL. AOL purchased The Huffington Post on Feb Read more »