The “WinShock” vulnerability has been around and exploitable for the better part of two decades. While there’s no evidence that it has been exploited, it can let attackers take over the victim’s PC.
Hyperlocal news has attracted — and ultimately disappointed — hundreds of entrepreneurs over the years, including the CEO of AOL, but that hasn’t stopped former Project Thunderdome head Jim Brady or the founders of Brooklyn’s Corner Media from betting on their success
Microsoft has patched a major Internet Explorer browser security flaw. The security update was issued for all Windows devices running IE 6 to IE 11.
AOL chief executive Tim Armstrong dreamed of building a national platform for hyper-local journalism, but after spending more than $300 million and six years, the company has finally thrown in the towel and sold the unit off
AOL maintains that its Patch hyper-local news venture is not shutting down, but it has clearly failed to meet the promise of CEO Tim Armstrong’s vision — because the model it was built on was the wrong approach to the problem
Layoffs have reportedly begun at AOL’s hyperlocal news community Patch, and could affect up to half of Patch’s 1,000-person workforce.
Patch, the networks of sites that was supposed to bring local news to every community in the country, is set to shrink significantly. This reveals – again – why the business for local news business online doesn’t work.
Back from near-death, AOL feels vindicated that it bet on a content strategy when everyone else was turning to platforms and technology. CEO Tim Armstrong shared some thoughts on content, hyper-local site Patch and whether AOL might buy Time’s magazines.
Most of the startups and networks focused on hyperlocal or community news and information try to be as open as possible, but Nextdoor is taking the exact opposite approach and making the barrier to entry for users as high as it can.
Looking for the turnaround story of 2013? Stop looking at Yahoo — it’s AOL that’s the real deal. The company has quietly put in place a powerful strategy based on media, technology and advertising. And investors like what they see.